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Olivier Giroud Biography

Olivier Giroud is a French footballer who plays as a striker for English club Arsenal in the Premier League and the French national team. He is known for his size, physical style of play and heading ability. He signed his first professional contract at 19 years of age, following six years of honing his skills in Grenoble's youth academy. Giroud was promoted to the senior team permanently for the 2006–07 season and made his first professional start in a 2–1 defeat away to Niort playing the entire match. On 26 February 2007, Giroud scored his first professional goal netting the injury time winner against Le Havre. He finished the campaign with 18 total appearances and two goals. Girourd was on loan at Istres in the Championnat National during the 2007-08 season. In 2008, Giroud signed on a three-year deal with Ligue 2 club Tours. In the Coupe de France, Giroud scored five goals in two matches with the team. Giroud finished the season with 27 total appearances and 14 goals. After the season, he was named the National Union of Professional Footballers (UNFP) Ligue 2 Player of the Year. Giroud joined Montpellier on 1 July 2010, making his European debut on 29 July in the first leg of Montpellier's UEFA Europa League third qualifying round with Győri ETO. On 26 June 2012, Giroud signed for English Premier League club Arsenal on a long-term contract for a fee believed to be around £12 million. Giroud made his international debut on 11 November 2011 in a match against Belgium. He has also won the Golden Boot award during Montpellier's title winning season.
Basic Player Info
Full Name Olivier Giroud
Nationality France
Position Attacker
Current Club Arsenal
Shirt Number 12
Career
Clubs
Arsenal Jul 2012 - Present
Montpellier HSC Jul 2010 - Jun 2012
FC Istres Ouest Provence Jul 2007 - Jun 2008
Grenoble Foot 38 Jul 2008 - Jul 2008
Grenoble Foot 38 Jul 2005 - Jul 2007
Tours Jul 2008 - Jun 2010
National
France Jan 2011 - Present
Stats
Clubs
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Arsenal
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Season Tournament Appearances Goals Assists Yellow Cards Red Cards Minutes Played
2017/2018 Premier League 8 1 0 0 0 155
UEFA Europa League 2 1 0 0 0 180
Community Shield 1 0 0 0 0 24
League Cup 1 0 0 0 0 90
2016/2017 Premier League 29 12 3 2 0 1195
UEFA Champions League 6 2 1 1 2 312
FA Cup 4 2 1 0 0 250
League Cup 1 0 1 0 0 24
2015/2016 Premier League 38 16 6 2 0 2425
UEFA Champions League 7 5 0 4 2 388
FA Cup 5 3 0 1 0 361
League Cup 2 0 0 0 0 180
Community Shield 1 0 0 0 0 24
2014/2015 Premier League 27 14 3 5 1 1866
FA Cup 5 3 1 0 0 230
UEFA Champions League 3 1 0 0 0 240
Community Shield 1 1 0 0 0 44
2013/2014 Premier League 36 16 8 4 0 3083
UEFA Champions League 9 3 1 1 0 772
FA Cup 5 3 1 2 0 214
League Cup 1 0 0 0 0 23
2012/2013 Premier League 34 11 3 3 1 2326
UEFA Champions League 7 2 4 2 0 383
FA Cup 4 2 1 1 0 360
League Cup 2 2 0 1 0 131
Total 239 100 34 29 6 15280
Montpellier HSC
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FC Istres Ouest Provence
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Grenoble Foot 38
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Tours
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National
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France
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Season Tournament Appearances Goals Assists Yellow Cards Red Cards Minutes Played
2018 Russia WC Qualification Europe 8 4 1 1 0 584
2016 France European Championship 6 3 2 1 0 456
2014 Brazil WC Qualification Europe 9 2 0 1 0 492
World Cup 5 1 1 0 0 165
2012 Poland/Ukraine European Championship 3 0 0 0 0 32
Total 31 10 4 3 0 1729

Olivier Giroud Latest News & Articles

Arsenal transfer news: Teammates sure of Sanchez departure in January, Giroud opens up on Everton move and more - 10th October 2017
Arsenal transfer news: Teammates sure of Sanchez departure in January, Giroud opens up on Everton move and more - 10th October 2017
All the transfer news related to Arsenal Football Club.
FIFA Puskas Award 2017: Final shortlist announced for Goal of the Year
FIFA Puskas Award 2017: Final shortlist announced for Goal of the Year
Arsenal's Olivier Giroud has been nominated for his Scorpion-Kick goal. Who else?
Europa League 2017/18: BATE Borisov 2-4 Arsenal, 5 Talking Points
Europa League 2017/18: BATE Borisov 2-4 Arsenal, 5 Talking Points
Arsenal remained on top of Group H after a nervy 4-2 victory in Belarus.
Giroud reaches 100 Arsenal goals faster than Bergkamp and Van Persie
Giroud reaches 100 Arsenal goals faster than Bergkamp and Van Persie
Striker Olivier Giroud has joined the 100 club at Arsenal after netting against BATE in the Europa League.
Arsenal transfer news: Everton to bid for star attacker, Wenger plotting Ozil swap deal and more - 24th September 2017
Arsenal transfer news: Everton to bid for star attacker, Wenger plotting Ozil swap deal and more - 24th September 2017
All the transfer news related to Arsenal Football Club.
EPL 2017/18: Arsenal 4-3 Leicester City, 5 Talking Points
EPL 2017/18: Arsenal 4-3 Leicester City, 5 Talking Points
The Gunners pulled off a thrilling victory to kick start their Premier League season
Twitter reacts to Arsenal's thrilling 4-3 win over Leicester City in Premier League opener
Twitter reacts to Arsenal's thrilling 4-3 win over Leicester City in Premier League opener
The Gunners finally avoided an opening day defeat as they beat the Foxes at the Emirates
Arsenal transfer Roundup: Update on Seri, Marseille confirm Giroud interest and more
Arsenal transfer Roundup: Update on Seri, Marseille confirm Giroud interest and more
All the transfer action regarding Arsenal.
Reports: Everton to make £25m bid for Arsenal star
Reports: Everton to make £25m bid for Arsenal star
Ronald Koeman has made this player a priority
Arsenal Transfer Roundup: Perez off to Spain, update on Giroud and more
Arsenal Transfer Roundup: Perez off to Spain, update on Giroud and more
All Arsenal-related transfer news and rumours.
Arsenal transfer roundup: Laurent Koscielny vows to stay, alternative for Thomas Lemar and more
Arsenal transfer roundup: Laurent Koscielny vows to stay, alternative for Thomas Lemar and more
All the transfer news and rumours coming out of the Emirates.
5 Premier League players who will look to prove their critics wrong next season
5 Premier League players who will look to prove their critics wrong next season
Players who endured disappointing campaigns last season will look to change their fortunes around.
Arsenal Transfer Roundup: Wenger wants Real Madrid striker to replace Sanchez, update on Giroud and more
Arsenal Transfer Roundup: Wenger wants Real Madrid striker to replace Sanchez, update on Giroud and more
All the transfer action involving Arsenal.
Can Alexandre Lacazette provide the consistency that Arsenal have been missing?
Can Alexandre Lacazette provide the consistency that Arsenal have been missing?
Arsenal have missed a consistent threat after Henry scored over 20 league goals for five consecutive seasons at the club.
5 reasons why Alexandre Lacazette could flop at Arsenal
5 reasons why Alexandre Lacazette could flop at Arsenal
Arsenal need to bounce back this season and they're banking on Alexandre Lacazette. But can the Frenchman deliver?
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