Antoine Griezmann Biography

( 1991 - )
Antoine Griezmann

Facts of Antoine Griezmann

Date of Birth: 1991, March 21
Age:27 years old
Birth Nation: France
Height: 5 Feet 9 Inch

A magician of 2014 FIFA World Cup, Antoine Griezmann is a professional footballer of France who plays for France national football team as well as for the Spanish football club Atletico Madrid as a striker.

 

At UEFA Euro 2016, Griezmann shone as a member of the French hosts that finished runners-up in the competition. He was voted the Player of the Tournament, and gained the award for top scorer.

Early Life & Childhood of Antoine Griezmann

Griezmann was born on 21 March 1991 in Macon, France. Alain Griezmann and Isabelle Griezmann are his parents. His father served as a town councilor who is of Alsatian descent. His mother Isabelle, previously, served as a hospital cleaner, is of Portuguese descent.

Griezmann started his early career playing for hometown club UF Macon. He then played for Maconnais, from 1999 to 2005 and Real Sociedad for four seasons.

Professional Career of Antoine Griezmann

Griezmann turned professional when he started his career with Real Sociedad in 2009. In April of 2010, he agreed to a first professional contract with the club for 5 years at the cost of around $40 million until 2015. In October of 2010, he netted his first debut goal in a 3-0 win over Deportivo La Coruna.

Across five seasons with Real Sociedad, Griezmann scored 46 goals in 180 matches. He then transferred to the Spanish club, Atletico Madrid for the transfer fee of $36 million. He made his debut for the club in a 1-1 draw against the Real Madrid. On 21 December, he scored his first La-Liga hat trick against the Athletic Bilbao.

With a new contract with Griezmann, he will play for the Atletico Madrid until 2021. Until now, he scored 60 goals in 112 appearances. He was rumored to make his move to Premier League this transfer window but was not completed.

He is the key player of Atletico Madrid that played final against Real Madrid in the UEFA Champions League 2015-16 but eventually lost. He was also among the three finalists of the Balon d'Or 2016 but stood third behind Ronaldo and Messi. Prior, he has won many individual awards.

International Accomplishments

Griezmann represented his nation at under-19, under-20, and under-21 level. He was the part of the French team that won the 2010 UEFA European Under-19 Football Championship. In 2014 FIFA World Cup, he scored his first international debut goal in a 1-1 draw against Paraguay.

Antoine Griezmann's Personal Life & Affair

Griezmann and Erika started dating in 2014 and the couple welcomed their daughter in April 2016. Currently, the blessed couple is living happily as a husband and wife.

Griezmann and Erika Choperena celebrated their wedding secretly at a beauty spot in Toledo, Spanish on June 19, 2017, which was revealed only on Friday (23 June 2017).

Apart from his skills on the field, he loves traveling along with his wife and child. His favorite holiday’s destinations are Miami and Jamaica.

He showed his interest in several outdoor sports. He loves playing golf at his leisure time. He is a huge fan of Chicago Bulls and follows Dwyane Wade, Robin Lopez, and the living legend Lebron James. Griezmann has reached the age of 26 now. He has a good height of 5 ft 9 inch, which is around 1.75m.

Griezmann also featured on the cover of French edition of FIFA 16 alongside with the World Wide football star, Lionel Messi.

Net Worth & Living Style of Antoine Griezmann

With a dedication and devotion, Griezmann is living a luxurious life through his earnings. His present yearly salary is $12 million. His collective salaries and bonuses boosted his total net worth. He has a staggering net worth of $21 million.

He currently earns about £1 million with the weekly salary around £200,000. He is also the highest paid player in Atletico Madrid.

He has made collections of several cars in his list including Mercedes Benz, Land Rover, Sedan, and BMW M2. He bought a luxurious house in 2016, which costs around $2.1 million.



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