Antoine Griezmann biography, his career, statistics, and family background
Antoine Griezmann biography and the latest football news
|Date of birth||21 march 1991|
|Place of birth||Macon, France|
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The latest football news had mentioned that Griezmann was born in the Macon city of France. His father Alain was the town councilor and his mother was a hospital cleaner. Griezmann got football genes from his marital grandfather Amaro Lopes who was the player of Portuguese club F.C Pacos de Ferreria. Griezmann made played for hometown club UF Macon. Moreover, he had faced lots of difficulties when he started playing football many clubs refused to sign him just because of his lightweight and small height.
Real Sociedad club and latest football news
In 2005 while trial a friendly match was held between Montpellier and youth club of PSG and this match was attended by the scouts of the Spanish club (Real Sociedad). Furthermore, the performance of the Griezmann impressed the scouts. They offered a trial to Griezmann and he accepted the trials and went to San Sebastian for trials where he was offered a stay in the club and informed the parents of Griezmann formally and now he becomes a part of the youth team of Real Sociedad.
When he moved to Real Sociedad it took 4 years to get into the first division team of Real Sociedad he made his debut against Martin Lasarte in pre matches he had scored 5 goals in 4 matches and the left-winger of the senior team got injured and Griezmann was put in the left-wing. In 2009 Griezmann made his first competitive debut in Copa del Rey match against Rayo Vallecano.
Then he started scoring goals for his team and become the permanent player of the team then he signed a contract and the deal that he will play for 5 years from Real Sociedad. Just to remain in the Spanish league Griezmann refused the Manchester United and Arsenal proposal before signing his proposal. Griezmann becomes the part of the Spanish first division league.
Atletico Madrid and the latest football news
In 2014 Atletico Madrid bought Griezmann for 24 million Euros. In 2014-2015 season Griezmann scored 22 goals in 37 matches this was the first time any French player scored 22 goals in a single season. During 2015-2016 Griezmann scored the goal against Real Madrid and help Atletico Madrid to win the game by (1-0) same season Griezmann scores 2 goals in the quarter-final of the Champions League and knock out the Barcelona.
That year Griezmann score another deciding goal against Bayern Munich in the semi-final of the champion’s league, but they lost the final against Real Madrid. In 2016-2017 he extended his contract by one year. During 2017 he scored 100th goal for Atletico Madrid after Sergio Aguero and Fernando Torres. In 2018 Europa League final he scored 2 goals and his club won this trophy for 3rd time in 9 years. Griezmann extends his contract for 1 year again and he becomes the 5th highest scorer for Atletico Madrid with 130 goals. On 12 July 2019 Barcelona signed Griezmann for 120milliion Euros.
Griezmann was the part of the Spanish league so he was not noticed by the many coaches of France but after the performance in Real Sociedad he become the apple of an eye of many coaches and on 23 February 2010 he was selected for the France U19 team on 27 February 2014 Griezmann was selected for the senior squad for a practice match against Netherland.
In 2014 world cup on 1 June 2014 against Paraguay he scored his first international goal he was selected in the squad for the first match in place of Franck Ribery but the loss to Germany in the quarter-final.
Euro cup detail and latest football news
In the 2016 euro cup, France reaches the final but lost the final to Portugal by 1-0. Griezmann was awarded the Golden Boot as the tournament’s highest scorer. In the 2018 world cup, he scores the goal in the first match against Australia and won the match by 2-1. During a round of 16 against Argentina, he again scores the penalty and won the match by 4-3. In the quarter-final, Griezmann scores a goal and also assisted a goal and reach semi-finals.
During the semi-final, he assisted a goal from a corner kick which was headed by Samuel Umtiti that one goal was enough to reach the final. In final against Croatia France beat Croatia by 4-2 in this match. Griezmann again scores a goal for his team and France won the world cup with the goal of Griezmann, Pogba, Pavard, and Mandzukic (own goal).
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