A look at the Top facts about Olivier Giroud including his childhood story, love life history and his most interesting quotes.
Olivier Giroud is a French striker who is currently playing for Chelsea football club and France national team. Giroud joined Arsenal in 2014 after successful spell at Auxerre and went on to score 105 goals in 235 games.
Giroud left Arsenal at the summer of 2018 to join another club from London and had a moderately successful first season with the blues. He was the first player of the club to score more than 10 goals in a single European campaign. The best goal he scored for Arsenal was the amazing scorpion kick he scored against vs Crystal Paalace. he was praised by fans and players from around the world for the goal and won the prestigious Puskas award at the end of the 2015-16 season.
Since the start of the 20-21 season Giroud has faced a stronger competition to play regularly after the arrival of Chelsea's three new offensive signings, Timo Werner, Kai Havertz and Hakim Ziyech. However he proved himself once again to be among the world's best center forwards after he scored all the Chelsea's four goals in the Champions League win at Sevilla.
At 34, Giroud has shown no sign of slowing down. We will have to wait and see how the rest of Giroud's second season at Chelsea will go. For now let's have a look at the top facts about Olivier Giroud.
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In the following article we will take a look at the Top facts about Olivier Giroud. First we present you with some of the general information.
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The first part our article on top facts about Olivier Giroud is about his birthday. Olivier Giroud Birthday is at 30th of September 1986. Olivier Giroud nationality is French although he has strong Italian roots as both of his grandmothers were Italian. Olivier Giroud was born in Chambery, France.
Olivier Giroud zodiac sign is Libra. He shares his birthday with many great stars from football and other fields. Some of the most famous figures born on 30th of September are:
Footballers: Frank Rijkaard, Herve Renard, Alexander Nubel and Andy van der Meyde/ Actors and Actresses: Monica Bellucci and Marion Cotillard/ Singers: T-Pain / Formula One driver: Max Verstappen
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At this part we will look at the top facts about Olivier Giroud Childhood story and the family and the background he grew up in. Olivier Giroud was born into a middle-class family and was raised in the village of Froges.
Olivier is the first of two kids in his family. His parents were both football fans and supported Olivier from an early age to pursue his dreams to become a footballer.
One of Olivier's first football memories was one of the darkest days in the history of French football. A strong France side which had some of the world's best players like Eric Cantona, needed a draw in their final game at the 1994 FIFA World Cup qualifiers against Bulgaria, but lost with a 91 minutes goal from Emil Kostadinov and failed to reach the World Cup.
Giroud was seven years old then and talked about that day in an interview years later:
"France vs Bulgaria in 1993 at the Parcs des Princes when Kostadinov stopped us from going to the World Cup in the USA. I was just seven and it was my first sad experience of Les Bleus. A bad memory."
Giroud's first football hero was former France striker, Jan Pierre Papin and the young Olivier used to try and imitate Papin's signature move.
"Jean-Pierre Papin! He was an attacker, like me, so that was inevitably appealing. But not just that. He used to do beautiful ‘Papinades’ [a spectacular, airborne volley usually from an unusual angle] that I always tried to reproduce as a kid with my friends."
Four years after the 1994 World Cup tragedy, France made amends by winning the competition on its own soil. It was a magical night for Olivier as the whole nation took on the streets to celebrate their first ever World Cup title.
"In 1998 my support was unconditional. It really is the first competition that I followed with real fervor. As a family we used to wear the red, white and blue face paint. On 12 July 1998 [night of the final vs Brazil] we took to the street celebrating the success."
In the United States with my club. I was 14 and despite the time difference it was crazy. We partied like crazy. These two events marked my childhood and more than anything confirmed to me that I wanted to be a footballer.
Deeply touched by his home nation World Cup win, Olivier started his amateur career with his hometown club, Olympique Club de Froges, in 1992.
Giroud's older brother, Romain was also a footballer in his youth. He had a good spell at the Auxerre academy and represented France at under-15 and under-17 level, however he later decided to quit football and became a nutritionist.
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Olivier Giroud wife's name is Jennifer, an American woman Olivier first met in 2008 when he was playing at Auxerre. They decided to get married in 2011 after several year of relationship. They tied the knot in 2011, while the striker was playing with French club Montpellier.
The 33 years old Jennifer is famously private about her personal life, but has been known to open up on Twitter now and again.
Despite their strong relationship, the couple has had their share of controversy. In the February of 2014 The Sun publishes photos of Olivier with the famous model Celia Kay. However, Olivier and Jennifer acted as a true team to control the situation quickly. Olivier made a public apology on Twitter and Jennifer announced that she has forgiven him.
Jennifer Giroud once talked about his life with Olivier in a rare interview with M6.
“I don’t have the career that I would have had to have, but I regret nothing. I am fortunate to be able to enjoy my children so I am dedicated to my family. The work I miss, but I thoroughly enjoyed my children."
In the case of Olivier Giroud children you must know that the couple has three children together, named Evan, Jade, and Aaron Giroud.
Any new information about Olivier Giroud love life will be published here at SportMob.
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Olivier Giroud net worth is estimated to be 10 million Dollars in 2020, including all of his properties and earnings.
He has been mostly seen driving a Mercedes C class coupe to the training ground but also owns a Mercedes E class, a Mercedes S class and an Audi S5.
Olivier Giroud market value is at 5 million Euros. He is ranked number 23 among Chelsea players and number 362 among all Premier League players. Olivier Giroud salary in 2020 is reportedly 5.72 million GBP annually.
According to Olivier Giroud Transfermarket stats, he has played a total of 527 games for 6 clubs. He has scored 212 goals and has provided 81 assists for his team mates.
Olivier Giroud Transfermarket stats shows why he is considered among the best forwards in the world. He is often praised for his ability to play different roles in the final third of the pitch and provide self-less service to his team mates.
On the international level, Olivier Giroud Transfermarket stats shows that he has registered 44 goals and 11 assists in his 105 games for France.
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Olivier Giroud is active in social media. Olivier Giroud Instagram account has around 54k followers.
Giroud lives in a £13.75 million house in Hampstead Garden Suburb. Giroud bought this house in 2012 when he signed for Arsenal and has continued to live there to this day. Some of the celebrities who live here include Hugh Laurie, Sir Brian Leveson, Harry and Anthony Joshua.
Olivier is famous for his passion for MMA. He once said in an interview that he would love to experience a fight in UFC's famous Octagon.
Olivier Giroud set a remarkable record after playing 90 minutes without touching the ball. His other unbelievable record was set in the 2018 World Cup as he played 546 minutes in the tournament without having a single shot on target.
The most interesting facts about Olivier Giroud tattoos is that he has a tattoo on his right arm, saying “The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want”. Olivier Giroud religion is Christianity. He is a Catholic by birth and has stated many times that he considers himself to be deeply religious.
Olivier Giroud Height is 1.91 meters. Olivier Giroud weight is 87 kg. Olivier Giroud position is central forward although he has played in either side of the forward line as well. Olivier Giroud age is 34.
Like many other football stars, Olivier Giroud is passionate about playing the FIFA game Olivier Giroud rating in FIFA 21 is 78 (his overall rating) with a potential of 91.
In 2013 Giroud took a naked photo for Dieux du Stade, a French charity calendar featuring naked sportsmen. He was voted the ‘Hottest Premier League Player’ in February 2015.
Giroud once acted as the voice of the Green Goblin in the French-dubbed version of Spider-Man
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One of the most amusing parts of SportMob's article on top facts about Olivier Giroud is a look back at his most interesting and controversial quotes about himself and other players.
On the difficulties of being a professional football player:
"When you are a striker, you need to give a lot of effort for the team, to keep the opponent under pressure, to press them, to win the ball fast - that's what I try to do to help the team. After that, I try to make some goals."
"Football is very hard, and people see only the nice part of the job."
On the dilemma of life after retirement from football:
"I know too well how much I am going to miss football after my career for me to put up my own barriers."
On the two sides of life on the pitch for a striker:
"As a striker, what you got used to on a daily basis, it is to be applauded when you score goals. When the opposite happens, it's difficult."
"When I put my head in my hands after missing a chance that annoys the coaches a little."
On the reason he decided to leave Arsenal:
"It was frustrating at Arsenal, obviously. For a year and a half, it went from bad to worse. I could no longer continue like that. I could not bring myself to spend another year at Arsenal and remain a reserve, even a second reserve."
On his amazing Scorpion kick goal against Crystal Palace which won him the Puskas award:
"Alexis gave me the ball a bit behind and I tried to take it with the backheel and I have maximum luck. It was just about luck! I was not on good balance."
"I tried to deflect it. In this position you can do something else, so I was lucky and it's nice for me and nice for the team. I think it's my best one."
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We round up our article on the top facts about Olivier Giroud with a list of his most notable achievements and records at club and international level.
Ligue 1: 2011–1
FA Cup: 2013–14, 2014–15 and 2016–17/ FA Community Shield: three titles (2014, 2015 and 2017)
FA Cup: 2017–18/ UEFA Europa League: 2018–19/ EFL Cup runner-up: 2018–19
With France national teams:
FIFA World Cup: 2018
Individual honors and records:
Ligue 2 Player of the Year: 2009–10/ Ligue 2 Team of the Year: 2009–10/ Ligue 1 Team of the Year: 2011–12/ Premier League Player of the Month: March 2015/ UEFA European Championship Bronze Boot: 2016/ UEFA Europa League Squad of the Season: 2018–19 and the FIFA Puskas Award: 2017
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