Antoine Griezmann: biography, family photos

Antoine Griezmann (photo taken in the article) - French professional footballer who plays in the forward position in the Spanish club, "Atletico Madrid" and the French national team. A. Griezmann has represented his national team at all youth levels and was part of the convoy, who won the European Championship to 19 years. As part of the "tricolor" striker is the champion of the 2018 world. At Euro 2016 Antoine Griezmann became vice-champion and top scorer of the tournament. In the same year, he took third place in the ranking of the best players of the FIFA. Earlier in the period from 2009 to 2014 he played in the "Real Sociedad." football Height is 176 cm; weight - 70 kg.

Biography: early career

Antoine Griezmann was born March 21, 1991 in Macon, France. In 1997 he was accepted into the football academy of the club "Macon", in which he played in the youth system until 2005.

In 2005, Antoine moved to Spain, where he trained with the youth of the "Real Sociedad" until 2009, and then made his debut for the senior team. The first game took place on the basis of September 2 in a match against "Rayo Vallecano" in the Spanish Cup (Copa del Rey). Young winger came on in the 77th minute, but was unable to help his team avoid defeat 2: 0. Four days later, Antoine made his debut in the Segunda, came out for the match with "Real Murcia". September 27 Frenchman has issued his first goal for the "Real Sociedad" at the gate "Huesca". In his first season, Antoine Griezmann held in 39 league matches and was the author of 6 goals. The debut season turned out to be extremely successful for the Frenchman - in the "white-blue", he became the champion of the Spanish Segundo and got a ticket to La Liga.

The first contract, the debut in the Spanish La Liga for the "Real Sociedad"

April 8, 2010, Antoine signed a five-year contract with the "Sociedad". In the contract it was stated that the player can leave the club only if you pay for it more than 30 million euros. Before signing the player interested in the French "Lion" of the League 1, as well as "Saint-Etienne" and "Oserr". But the choice for the player was obvious - in Spain, he saw prospects. It was rumored that even the "Manchester United" and "Arsenal" offers good conditions for the forward contract.

Antoine Griezmann: biography, family photos

August 29, 2010 Antoine Griezmann made his debut in the Spanish La Liga home match against "Villarreal", which ended with the score 1: 0. After the game, the Frenchman said in an interview that he realized his childhood dream. The first goal of the tournament scored the goal, "Malaga". In subsequent games of the season the winger performed regularly in the first team, "white-blue" and scoring goals. In total, the Basque club has spent 202 games in all competitions and has recorded in its statistics 52 goals. In 2014, players started getting offers from big-name European clubs.

A career in Madrid, "Atletico"

July 28, 2014 "mattress" concluded an agreement with the "Real Sociedad" on the transfer of Antoine Griezmann. The parties came to a deal worth 30 million euros, as it was stated in a personal contract player. On the same day the French striker passed a medical examination and was admitted the next day the official transfer of the player and the signing of a six-year contract.

As part of "Atletico Madrid" for the first time out on the field in a match of the Spanish Super Cup 2014 on 19 August. It was the Madrid derby against the "Real Madrid". The Frenchman came in the first match in the 57th minute, and helped the team to save a draw. Three days later, a return game, where "Grisi" played 73 minutes and won superkopii Spain because the only goal Mandzhukicha and became a key victory. His personal first goal Antoine Griezmann scored on 17 September in the group stage match of the Champions League against the Greek "Olympiakos".

Antoine Griezmann: biography, family photos

The leader of the "mattress"

Coach "mattress" Diego Simeone began to flirt Griezmann on the net position of striker. Earlier, Frenchman acted only as a winger. He did not have to wait - Antoine quickly adapted to the new challenges, and in December 2014 became the author of a hat-trick at the Gates "Athletic Bilbao". In January 2015, he was named player of the month in the Spanish championship.

April 25, Antoine scored his 22th goal in the league in a match with "Elche", becoming the highest scoring Frenchman in the Spanish championship, ahead of Karim Benzema. According to the results Antoine Griezmann season (personal record) was the best Spanish player in the 2015/16 season, leaving behind Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi.

The following season, football has continued to act in the "mattress" at a high level, and continues to do so today. Here he spent a total of 208 games in all competitions and has issued 112 goals (information at September 2018).

In 2018, "Grisi" won the Europa League and UEFA Super Cup.

The style of the game and especially football

UEFA technical director Ioan Lupescu, who led a team of observers when Griezmann was named the best player of Euro 2016, said that the Frenchman is doing an incredible job for their team, regardless of whether she has the ball. Like it or not, and positional sense in the field is one of the main qualities. John called Antoine technically gifted footballer, highlighting its most striking quality as treatment goals and vision of the field. That is, the Frenchman can be called a "team player." Griezmann - is an accurate finisher, able to close the attack goal, both right and left foot. The Frenchman has delivered a blow, often scored with unpredictable positions. In addition, one of the main executors of standards in the "mattress", his shot from the left gives a very extravagant and technically. Excellent playing head, despite its small growth. Antoine has the experience of playing on the flanks, as he had previously played as a winger. This helps him in the game, when to quickly move from a position of pure striker closer to the wing.

Career for France

As noted above, Antoine began to play in the national team in 2010 in the youth team of up to 19 years. In subsequent years, the player went through all the age groups, and in 2014 made his debut for the first team.

Antoine Griezmann: biography, family photos

At the World Cup 2014 in Brazil striker took part in five games, and was the author of one goal - in goal against Nigeria in the 1/8 finals. Heel goal was scored after lumbago Mathieu Valbuena.

football success at Euro 2016 and World Cup 2018

At the European Championship 2016, which took place in France, Antoine came in the second group stage match against Albania. In the second half, "Grisi" was replaced by striker Olivier Giroud, and began to build an attack paired with Rami Adel. For a long time the match was goalless, but with constant attacks "tricolor". As a result, on 90 minutes, Antoine Griezmann opened the scoring, which after 6 minutes increased Dimitri Payet. In the quarterfinals against Iceland national team (French victory 5: 2), "Grisi" gave two assists - to Pogba and Payet. In the semi-final showdown with reigning world champion - the German national team, the French striker scored twice and led his team to the final match against Portugal. However, the "favorite team" failed to beat in the final. Euro 2016 results Griezmann was named the best player of the tournament and top scorer.

Antoine Griezmann: biography, family photos

At the last world championships in 2018 in Russia, the French team became champions. Antoine managed to score three goals in Uruguay and Australia with Croatia (with a penalty).

Personal life: Antoine Griezmann and his wife,

Since 2011 Griezmann is in a relationship with Erica Choperenoy - a Spaniard, a native of the Basque Country.

Antoine Griezmann: biography, family photos

The couple have a daughter named Mia, who was born on April 8, 2016.

Antoine Griezmann: biography, family photos

Young were married June 15, 2017. The couple has a reasonably active life, for which you can follow in their social networks, especially in the "Instagrama" pages. There are lovely photos, where Antoine Griezmann with a daughter Mia plays football.