Antoine Griezmann

Antoine Griezmann

Antoine Griezmann

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Height

5'9
Antoine Griezmann

Overview

Antoine Griezmann (French pronunciation: ​[ɑ̃twan ɡʁijɛzman];[3] born 21 March 1991) is a French professional footballer who plays for Spanish club Atlético Madrid and the France national team as a forward.

He began his career at Real Sociedad, making his debut in 2009 and winning the Segunda División title in his first season. Across five seasons there, he scored 52 goals in 201 official matches. In 2014, he transferred to Atlético Madrid for €30 million.

Griezmann was a French youth international, who represented his country at under-19, under-20 and under-21 level. In 2010, he was part of the team that won the 2010 UEFA European Under-19 Football Championship on home soil. He made his debut for the senior national team in 2014 and played at that year’s World Cup, helping France to the quarter-finals. Griezmann was the top scorer and Player of the Tournament at UEFA Euro 2016, where the French were runners-up on home soil, after a 1–0 defeat to Portugal.

For his performances during the course of 2016, he was shortlisted for the Ballon d’Or 2016 Award in which he finished in third place.