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Olivier Giroud

BornSeptember 30, 1986

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.
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