Olivier Giroud

Inside Biography

Oliver Giroud is a French professional, plays as a forward for Chelsea club and the France national team. Giroud won the FA Cup with Arsenal club in 2014, 2015, and 2017.

Early Life Of Oliver Giroud

Professional footballer, Giroud was born on September 30, 1986, in Chambéry, France. French by nationality, he belongs to Caucasian ethnic background. He is of Italian descent through both his grandmothers.

Giroud grew up in the village of Froges, close to Grenoble. He has an older brother, Romain who was also a footballer, played at the Auxerre academy, and represented France at U-15 and U-17 level.

Giroud began his career playing for his hometown club, Olympique Club de Froges. He spent six years training at the club.

Oliver Giroud's Career

Giroud started his professional club career from the Grenoble at the age of 13. He spent five years developing the club’s youth academy. He signed his first professional contract with the club at the age of 21.

Giroud officially joined Montpellier club on July 1, 2010. He made his league debut in the team’s first match of the campaign making 1-0 victory over Bordeaux.

Giroud signed a long-term contract with Arsenal on June 26, 2012. The fee was believed to be around £9.6 million (€12.4 million). He scored his first goal for the club on September 26, 2012, in a 6-1 win against Coventry City in the League Cup.

Giroud scored his 100th goal for the club in a 4-2 victory on September 28, 2017, during Arsenal's Europa League group game away to BATE Borisov.

Giroud signed an 18-month contract with Chelsea on January 31, 2018, for an undisclosed fee. He started his first game for the club on February 12, 2018, providing an a s sist for Eden Hazard in a 3–0 home victory against West Bromwich Albion.

Giroud scored twice in a 2018 World Cup qualifier game against Luxembourg leading the team to a 3-1 victory. He scored a hat-trick for France in a friendly against Paraguay at Roazhon Park which finished 5-0.

Giroud is capable of playing in several offensive positions. He usually plays as a striker or as a center-forward and also been used as a second striker occasionally.

A hard-working striker, Giroud is best known for his scoring rate, size, strength, and powerful shot. He is also a s sociated with making runs to the front post that outwit defenders.

Giroud has been sponsored by Puma since 2009. He alongside French player, Antoine Greizmann starred in an advertisement for the brand that released in August 2016.

Oliver Giroud's Net Worth and Other Facts

Oliver Giroud's net worth is $10 million at present. He earns over millions from his successful playing career.

Giroud has the eye-catching mobility, technical skills, and aerial prowess. He is a very talented French Forward who is growing his reputation in the world football arena. He is physically very powerful.

He has the killer instinct that could hold on the play and bring others into powerful attacks. He is good at headers, shots, and pa s ses. He has good strength and stamina in the game maintaining his speed and durability in the game. He has good dribbling skills. However, it could tune fine his positioning in the match it would be very nice as he often stays offside. 

Oliver Giroud's Personal Life

Olivier Giroud is the name of a French footballer who plays from the current team of Arsenal F.C from jersey No.12 as a Forward and also in the France National Football Team. Olivier was born on 1986 September 30 in Chambery, France.

He cherishes the Height of 192 cm and has the Body Weight of 88 Kg. He has a senior Siblings named Romain Giroud. He is a married man. Jennifer Giroud is the name of his spouse. They got married in 2011.

This beautiful couple has a daughter named Jade who was born in 2013. He has a tattoo on his right arm quoting “Dominus regit me et nihil mihi deerit” which is a bible verse in Latin meaning “The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want.” He is a Christian by faith. He admitted the fact that he cheated his wife on model Celia Kay. After the incident, his wife went back to France and there is no information on if there has been their divorce.

According to 2012 Salary statistics, his salary is reported to be 3.12 million GBP. His current market value is 7.16 million GBP. Mondial Sports Management & Consulting Sarl is the name of his agent.

Giroud started his youth career joining at his hometown club Olympique Club de Forges the year 1994. He spent five years developing and training in this club. Later in 1999, he moved to Grenoble. He spent six years of training in this club and later in 2005; he was promoted to the senior team and then made his professional debut.

He started to play from the reserve team of the club for the 2005/2006 season. He became one of the important players on the team so he was promoted to the senior team permanently. He has appeared in 23 matches with two-goal scores from the team. In the season 2007/2008, he was loaned to Istres where he appeared in 33 matches with 14 goal scores.

Giroud signed the three-year contract with Tours in 2008. He appeared in 44 matches from Tours bagging 24 goal scores. His time with Tours was very successful awarding him with several individual titles. After the end of the contract with Tours, he joined with Montpellier.

He appeared in 73 matches from Montpellier bagging 33 goal scores. He spent two seasons with Montpellier. Within this time he was loaned back to Tours in 2010. After the end of the contract with Montpellier, he signed the contract with his recent current club Arsenal.

He has appeared in 70 matches with 27 goal scores so far. He was teamed in the France National Football Team in 2011. He has appeared in 27 cap matches with 7 goal scores so far. It will be his first experience playing in the FIFA World Cup in 2014.

by sahra, 12 Jun, 2014

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