Antoine Griezmann ( born 21 March 1991) is a French professional footballer who plays as a forward for Atlético Madrid and the French national group.
Brought up in Mâcon, Griezmann started his senior profession as an individual from Spanish side Real Sociedad in 2009, with whom he won the Segunda División title in his first season. He left five seasons later to join Atlético Madrid for a then-club record €30 million. In spite of the fact that highlighting for the most part as a winger during his time with Sociedad, Griezmann adjusted his diversion in Madrid to turn into a total forward, and rapidly turned into the point of convergence of the group.
He would proceed to break the club’s scoring record for an introduction season, and was named in the 2014– 15 La Liga Team of the Season. He was additionally named La Liga Best Player in 2016, assigned for both the 2016 Best FIFA Men’s Player and 2016 Ballon d’Or awards, completing third on both occasions. Later in 2018 he was again designated for 2018 Best FIFA Men’s Player and 2018 Ballon d’Or, completing 6th and third respectively. He likewise won the 2017– 18 UEFA Europa League, scoring twice in the final and likewise won the 2018 UEFA Super Cup.
Griezmann is a former French youth universal, speaking to his nation at under-19, under-20 and under-21level, and was a piece of the group that won the 2010 UEFA European Under-19 Championship on home soil.
He earned his first cap for the senior national team in 2014, and played at that year’s World Cup, helping his nation to the quarter-finals. At UEFA Euro 2016, France wrapped sprinters up as hosts, while Griezmann was the top goalscorer and was casted a ballot the Player of the Tournament. He later won the 2018 FIFA World Cup, a competition wherein he scored four objectives, which earned him the Silver Boot as the second most astounding goalscorer of the competition, won the Bronze Ball as the third best player, and was named man of the match in the final.
“I loved [Beckham] a ton. He was my object of worship. That is the reason I wear a since quite a while ago sleeved shirt and wear the No.7. He had a great deal of class on and off the pitch. That is the thing that I enjoyed about him. Nobody had the correct foot he had.”
Griezmann on his deity developing up, David Beckham.
Griezmann was conceived in the commune of Mâcon in the département of Saône-et-Loire. His dad Alain, a town councillor, is of a family who started from Münster, Germany, hence the Germanic surname. His mother Isabelle, a previous medical clinic cleaner, is of Portuguese drop, and her dad Amaro Lopes was a Portuguese footballer for F.C. Paços de Ferreira.
Amaro Lopes came to France with his better half Carolina to work in development in 1957, where Isabelle was conceived, and he passed on in 1992 when his grandson was an infant. As a kid, Griezmann frequently spent his occasions in Paços de Ferreira, Portugal.
Griezmann had started his vocation playing for main residence club UF Mâcon. While there, he left on a few preliminaries with expert clubs so as to gain a spot in one of their childhood institutes, yet was rejected on the grounds that clubs scrutinized his size and lightweight frame. In 2005, while on preliminary with Montpellier, Griezmann played in a well disposed match against the youth academy of Paris Saint-Germain in Paris, and awed a few clubs, prominently Spanish club Real Sociedad, whose scouts were going to the occasion.
Following the match, the club’s authorities offered Griezmann a one-week preliminary in San Sebastián, which he acknowledged. He was later offered a second-week remain at the club. The club at that point reached his folks and formally offered the player an adolescent contract. Griezmann’s folks were at first hesitant to have their child move to Spain, however enabled him to make the move after positive reassurances. Because Griezmann invested energy at youth level in a Basque club, he is potentially available to play forAthletic Bilbao, notwithstanding being conceived and experiencing childhood in the non-Basque territories of France.
When he previously touched base at Real Sociedad, Griezmann held up with the club’s French scout while going to class over the fringe in Bayonne, preparing in the nighttimes at the club’s headquarters in San Sebastián.
It set aside him effort to break into Real Sociedad’s first group however following four years in the club’s childhood systemhe made his introduction, called up by Martín Lasarte for Real Sociedad’s 2009– 10 pre-season crusade. In the pre-season, he scored five objectives in four appearances and damage to the group’s ordinary left-winger prompted Lasarte choosing him for the beginning of the period (uncommonly for a young alumni, bypassing the save teamaltogether).
Style of play
UEFA chief specialized officer Ioan Lupescu, who drove the board of specialized spectators that named Griezmann as the best player of Euro 2016, said that he “buckles down for his group and has procedure, vision and quality completing” and marked him “a risk in each amusement he played”.
A fast, present day, and adaptable left-footed forward, with an eye for objective, Griezmann has been portrayed as a “cooperative person”, and is equipped for possessing a few hostile positions in or behind the fundamental assaulting line, because of his specialized aptitudes, capacity to drop profound and interface up play between the advances and midfielders, or score numerous objectives: he has been conveyed as a main striker, in a focal job as an attacking midfielder, or as a winger, on either flank.
Griezmann is an exact finisher with either foot from both inside and outside the territory, and is additionally great noticeable all around and precise with his head, regardless of his moderately little stature.
Notwithstanding his capacity to score and make objectives, he has additionally been lauded for his work-rate, assaulting development, positional sense, and capacity to translate the diversion, which, joined with his pace, portability and vitality, empowers him to make successful assaulting hurries to beat the cautious line. He has been noted by different sources as having a nearly low rate of scoring from penalties.
Since 2011, Griezmann has been involved with Erika Choperena, a Spanish local of the Basque Country. They got hitched on 15 June 2017. They had their first youngster, a girl named Mia, on 8 April 2016.The couple’s second kid Amaro, named after Antoine’s granddad Amaro Lopes, was conceived on 8 April 2019 (hence the kin share their birthday). Griezmann is Roman Catholic.
Griezmann’s sister Maud was an overcomer of the attack of the Bataclan theatre in the November 2015 Paris assaults, which occurred as he was playing against Germany at the Stade de France, which was additionally site of a blast in the equivalent attacks. She is contemplating to turn into his picture rights administrator, while his more youthful sibling, Théo, plays for Sporting Mâcon, a beginner French club, and in 2015 he made the sportswear brand GZ Brand.
On 17 December 2017, Griezmann caused debate by sharing a photograph of himself dressed as a Harlem Globetrotter on his online networking accounts; the outfit included darkened skin and an afro wig. After serious analysis, Griezmann quickly erased the posts and apologized.
Media and sponsorships
Griezmann has a sponsorship manage German sportswear company Puma, and has showed up in ads for the company. His ‘Hotline Bling’ goal celebration features in a 2016 Puma commercial. Puma revealed Griezmann’s own specially designed football boots, PUMA Future 18.1 “Grizi”, in December 2017.
Griezmann highlights in EA Sports’ FIFA video diversion arrangement: he shows up on the front of the French version of FIFA 16 alongside worldwide spread star Lionel Messi, having been chosen for the job by open vote. Ahead of Euro 2016, Griezmann included in promotions for Beats by Dr. Dre headphones, alongside Harry Kane, Mario Götze and Cesc Fàbregas.
Griezmann is a brand diplomat for Head and Shoulders shampoo and Gillette, and has included in a few football themed TV commercials. In 2017 he turned into a worldwide brand minister for Chinese cell phone manufacturer Huawei, showing up in special crusades for the P10 smartphone.He has a dancemove named after him in the well known French curiosity tune “Logobitombo (Corde à sauter)”.
As of match played 12 May 2019
Appearances and objectives by club, season and rivalry
Club Season League National Cup[a] Europe Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Genuine Sociedad 2009– 10 Segunda División 39 6 0 0 — — 39 6
2010– 11 La Liga 37 7 2 0 — — 39 7
2011– 12 La Liga 35 7 3 1 — — 38 8
2012– 13 La Liga 34 10 1 1 — — 35 11
2013– 14 La Liga 35 16 7 3 8[b] 1 — 50 20
Total 180 46 13 5 8 1 — 201 52
Atlético Madrid 2014– 15 La Liga 37 22 5 1 9[b] 2 2[c] 0 53 25
2015– 16 La Liga 38 22 3 3 13[b] 7 — 54 32
2016– 17 La Liga 36 16 5 4 12[b] 6 — 53 26
2017– 18 La Liga 32 19 3 2 14[d] 8 — 49 29
2018– 19 La Liga 36 15 2 2 8[b] 4 1[e] 0 47 21
Total 179 94 18 12 56 27 3 0 256 133
Profession total 360 140 31 17 64 28 3 0 457 185
^ Appearances in Copa del Rey
^ Jump up to:a b c d e Appearances in UEFA Champions League
^ Appearances in Supercopa de España
^ Six appearances and two objectives in UEFA Champions League, eight appearances and six objectives in UEFA Europa League
^ Appearances in UEFA Super Cup
As of match played 25 March 2019
Appearances and objectives by national group and year
National team Year Apps Goals
France 2014 14 5
2015 10 1
2016 15 8
2017 10 5
2018 18 7
2019 2 2
Total 69 28
As of match played 25 March 2019. France score recorded first, score segment