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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 - Nov 2017
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 15 4 0 0 0 359
UEFA Europa League 6 3 0 0 0 540
League Cup 2 0 0 0 0 210
Community Shield 1 0 0 0 0 24
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 251 105 34 29 6 15964
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

5 clubs Olivier Giroud could move to this January
5 clubs Olivier Giroud could move to this January
Olivier Giroud looks set to leave Arsenal in search of first team football, here's who he could join in January!
Arsenal transfer news: European giants eye Bellerin, Wenger wants Man United star and more - 11th December 2017
Arsenal transfer news: European giants eye Bellerin, Wenger wants Man United star and more - 11th December 2017
All transfer news related to Arsenal Football Club.
Southampton 1-1 Arsenal: 5 Talking Points
Southampton 1-1 Arsenal: 5 Talking Points
Arsenal visited Southampton but were held to a spirited 1-1 draw. Here's a look at 5 talking points from the clash at St. Mary's Stadium
Twitter trolls Arsenal after 1-1 draw with Southampton
Twitter trolls Arsenal after 1-1 draw with Southampton
The Gunners dominated the game but only scored the equaliser in the 88th minute
5 Arsenal players who may leave the club in January
5 Arsenal players who may leave the club in January
Arsenal players who should be evaluating their options ahead of the January transfer window
Europa League 2017/18: Arsenal 6-0 BATE Borisov, Player Ratings
Europa League 2017/18: Arsenal 6-0 BATE Borisov, Player Ratings
Arsenal finish their Europa League group stages in style blasting in 6 goals against BATE Borisov. Here's how the players fared.
Arsenal 5-0 Huddersfield Town: Talking Points
Arsenal 5-0 Huddersfield Town: Talking Points
Arsenal produced a scintillating second-half display to blow away the Terriers. Here's a look at the major talking points from the encounter
Premier League 2017/18: Arsenal 5-0 Huddersfield Town, Player Ratings
Premier League 2017/18: Arsenal 5-0 Huddersfield Town, Player Ratings
Mesut Ozil FC did well against Huddersfield Town tonight and here's how his teammates fared.
Koln vs Arsenal - 5 talking points
Koln vs Arsenal - 5 talking points
Koln recorded a 1-0 win over Arsenal courtesy of Sehrou Guirassy's controversial penalty.
FC Cologne 1-0 Arsenal: Player Ratings
FC Cologne 1-0 Arsenal: Player Ratings
Arsenal succumbed to an embarrassing 1-0 defeat against FC Cologne and here's how the players fared
Arsenal transfer news: Lemar interest dropped, Bayern's shock target and more - 15th November 2017 
Arsenal transfer news: Lemar interest dropped, Bayern's shock target and more - 15th November 2017 
All the transfer news related to Arsenal Football Club
UEFA Europa League 2017/18: Arsenal 0-0 Red Star Belgrade, Player Ratings
UEFA Europa League 2017/18: Arsenal 0-0 Red Star Belgrade, Player Ratings
Arsenal should've won easily but didn't. Here's how they fared.
Arsenal transfer news: Wilshere key reason behind Ozil's departure, Giroud's decision cost Koeman and more - 26th October 2017
Arsenal transfer news: Wilshere key reason behind Ozil's departure, Giroud's decision cost Koeman and more - 26th October 2017
All the transfer news related to Arsenal Football Club.
Twitter reacts after Olivier Giroud wins the Puskas Award for 2017 Goal of the Year
Twitter reacts after Olivier Giroud wins the Puskas Award for 2017 Goal of the Year
The Arsenal striker's Scorpion Kick goal beat Oscarine Masuluke and Deyna Castellanos to win the award
UEFA Europa League 2017/18; Red Star Belgrade 0-1 Arsenal: 5 Talking Points
UEFA Europa League 2017/18; Red Star Belgrade 0-1 Arsenal: 5 Talking Points
An Olivier Giroud stunner settled the match for Arsenal in hostile Serbian conditions. Here's a look at the game's main talking points
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