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Name Olivier Giroud
Born 1986 09 30
Gender Male
Ethnic French
Job French Footballer
Desc The Frenchman has been much maligned over the years, often criticised by supporters and former players in the media, but there can be no doubting his contribution to Arsenal’s top four finishes and FA Cup triumphs. The same applies at international level, where his excellent link-up play continues to be highly rated by Didier Deschamps, and Giroud’s selfless display in Russia helped France lift the World Cup in 2018

Affiliation

Org French National Team
Club as Player Chelsea FC
  Arsenal FC
  Montpellier

Notes

Alan Smith He has been compared to Arsenal player Alan Smith
2014 03 09
Mesut Özil celebrates with fellow goalscorer on the day Olivier Giroud as Everton goalkeeper Joel Robles looks on. Arsenal will now play Wigan Athletic in the FA Cup semi-finals on Apr 13

2014 08 10 Retrieve

[About his spectacular goal in the 2014 Community Shield] I had a look at the keeper and I was thinking that he was a bit too much forward from his line. I tried instinctively to shoot and to hit the target. I was a bit lucky but that’s what I wanted to do

2016 11 12 Retrieve

[Arsenal forward Olivier Giroud tells about one of his childhood fears] This is so funny, but my brothers are older than me - I was the youngest, and they used to tease me about a kids TV character called Alf. Do you know him? Alf the Alien, my God he was so ugly and I was so scared of him. My brothers used to say, ‘Be careful, Alf is going to get you tonight!’ They went too far with it!

2017 01 21 Retrieve

[Olivier Giroud jokes that his scorpion kick was better than Henrikh Mkhitaryan’s] Actually, they were teasing me, saying that the Mkhitaryan one was better! It’s crazy that two similar goals were scored in one week. I don’t know if I got inspired, it’s destiny. He did very well as well, but I think mine is better! But to be serious, it was funny in the dressing room, we were all surprised by what happened

2018 05 19 Retrieve

[Olivier Giroud tells about Les Bleus’ ambitions for Russia 2018] We are competitors, we are going to do better than in 2014. The goal given by the Federation is to go to the semi-finals, But, five days before the final, you will try your hardest, do not calculate, do not think, and go for it

2018 06 09 Retrieve

[Olivier Giroud reveals his ambition to set a new scoring record with Les Bleus] I’ve equalled Zinedine Zidane and that’s something no one can take away from me. Trezeguet has three goals more and I want to catch him up and score as many as I can. On a personal level, it’s an objective, an ambition

2019 03 30 Retrieve

[Giroud become France’s third outright all-time goalscorer with 35] It’s a goal. The most important thing is always collective success, I always put the collective success first. But it is true that on the personal level, it is necessary to be decisive. I hope to join Michel Platini, we’ll see