Antoine Griezmann - French football player, forward of the club "Atletico Madrid" and the French team. Silver medalist of the European Championship 2016, as well as the world champion 2018.
In 2016, Griezmann was recognized as the best player in La Liga. In the same year, he was named the best player in Euro 2016. In 2018, in the Atletico Madrid, became the champion of the Europa League.
We bring to your attention biography of Antoine Griezmann.
Antoine Griezmann was born on March 21, 1991 in the French city of Macon. His father, Alain, was a former football player, and wanted his son to follow in his footsteps.
He gave Antoine to the children's football team, but the performance in it did not contribute to its development. In this regard, his father began to take him to various academies of famous clubs.
Childhood and youth
In the biography of Griezmann there was no glorious childhood filled with some victories or achievements. And even the opposite: no youth academy showed a desire to accept a budding boy.
This was largely due to the small growth of Griezanna, as well as to the fact that he was a very painful and weak child.
However, Antoine did not give up and continued to train hard on the field. Reaching the age of 14, the young man got a chance to prove his skills in the "Montpellier".Antoine Griezmann in 2001 and 2016
This little-known club was supposed to play a friendly match against the Paris Saint-Germain team. In this game, Antoine Griezmann showed his best qualities.
Despite the modest anthropometric data, he was able to show great speed and excellent dribbling.
This match was enough for them to become interested in the breeders of the club "Real Sociedad." As a result, they invited Antoine to view in San Sebastián.
Within two weeks, he tried his best to demonstrate a good game and, ultimately, was able to convince the academy leadership to accept him into their ranks.
In this club, Antoine Griezmann played for the youth team for 4 years, and only in 2009 he got a chance to play for the main team.
It is interesting that in four friendly games he managed to score 5 goals. Because of this, a younger player began to pay closer attention.
Soon from the “Real Sociedad” took a few key players. As a result, the team began to urgently need a left midfielder.
Then the coach decided to put on the left flank of Griezanna, who showed a great game in this position.
The first official match for “Sociedad” came in the King's Cup against “Rayo Vallecano”. Then Griezmann released at the end of the second half for a replacement. The coach was pleased with his game, after which he began to increasingly release the Frenchman on the field.
Every year the game of the football player became brighter and more efficient. Within a couple of years, Antoine Griezmann became a real leader of the Basques.
In the 2013/2014 season, he managed to score 14 goals in the championship, losing only Cristiano Ronaldo and Diego Costa to this indicator.
In July 2014, the French were offered to extend the contract with Real Sociedad, but he refused the offer.
On July 28, 2014, the Atletico Madrid Club agreed with Real Sociedad on the transition Griezmann. According to unofficial data, the amount of transfer was about 30 million euros. In the capital club on the French pinned great hopes.
The coach of the "mattress" put him in the position of a pronounced attacker, so that Antoine was able to spend more time in the attack and score more goals.
In Atletico Madrid, he quickly became the team leader, featuring a fantastic game. Soon he began to trust punch penalty and penalty.
Already in the next season, thanks to the decisive goals of Griezmann, the mattress could reach the Champions League final. His game caused delight, and both from critics and from ordinary public.
In 2016, he was in the top three contenders for the Golden Ball, along with Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo, the last of whom will be awarded the trophy.
Performance in the national team
For the main part of the French team, Antoine Griezmann started playing in 2014. French mentor Didier Deschamps was pleased with him and took him to the 2014 World Cup, held in Brazil.
Footballer played all five matches, showing a high level of skill.
After 2 years, Griezmann played at Euro 2016, held in France. In this tournament, he managed to score 6 goals and give several assists. As a result, he became the second best football player in the history of European Championships.
In 2018, Griezmann spoke at the World Championships held in Russia. He continued to demonstrate a phenomenal game and score goals against opponents.
His duet with another equally talented striker Kilian Mbabpe inspired fear in the defense of rivals.
As a result, France was stronger than all the teams and became the champion of Mundial, beating the Croatian team in the final with a score of 4: 2. In this match, Antoine also scored a goal, which was scored from a penalty at the 38th minute.
At the age of 20, Griezmann met Spaniard Erika Choperena. Between them began a tumultuous romance, and after 6 years they were married. In 2016, they had a daughter, Mia.
Interestingly, Erica does not like public meetings and social events. She has a blog about fashion and also enjoys cooking.Antoine Griezmann with wife Erika Choperena
The position for 2018. Antoine Griezmann is one of the most sought after and expensive forwards in the world.
Information has repeatedly appeared in the press that Manchester United and Barcelona wants to acquire it. However, the Frenchman decided to stay at Atletico Madrid, extending the contract until 2022.