Antoine Griezmann is a renowned French footballer who has played for the Spanish club Atletico for a very long time. What is interesting about his biography and the personal life of an athlete?
Biography of Griezmann
Antoine was born on March 21, 1991 in Macon, France. From the very birth he was destined to become a football player. His grandfather once went to the football field as a player, but then gave up this occupation and became a construction worker. And the boy's father generally first played football, and then began to coach the local team, which fought in the second league of the French championship.
But Griezmann had a very thin and weak body. This did not allow him to gain a foothold in the junior teams of Lyon, Auxerre and Saint-Etienne. Everywhere he was considered hopeless and sent home. Antoine continued to hone his skills and amaze everyone with his technique of working with the ball. So he was noticed by the chief scout of the Spanish club Real Sociedad Eric Oltas and invited to the team for a viewing. As a result, in two weeks the young man liked the head coach of the team so much that Antoine was called to the club academy. But there he could not find a free place, and his knowledge of the Spanish language prevented him from communicating with his peers. But then Oltas helped Griezmann again. The scout invited Antoine to stay with him, and the club signed the first contract with the footballer.
The debut for the main team of Real Sociedad came in 2009. Then the team urgently needed a fast and technical left-footed footballer, which was Griezmann. From the very first appearance on the field, Antoine began to play brilliantly. He scored a lot, showed the wonders of working with the ball and made all the fans of the city fall in love with him. In 2013, he was named the team's best footballer. And the very next year, Griezmann moved to Atletico Madrid for 30 million euros.
From the very beginning of his performances for Atlético Griezmann, he quickly went through adaptation and organically joined the squad. The team always plays defensively and runs away at lightning speed in a counterattack. This makes Griezmann's role on the pitch one of the most important. He plays in position under the attackers and very often not only disperses attacks on other people's gates, but also completes them on his own.
Antoine's excellent performance helped the club successfully play in the Champions League for several seasons, where the team reached the final twice. Griezmann also became the champion of Spain and the winner of the Europa League in 2018 with Atlético.
As part of the French national team, Griezmann made his debut in the match against Ukraine in 2010. Even then it was clear that this is the future star of the main team of the country. And so it actually happened. In 2016, Antoine became the top scorer of the European Championship, while France lost only in the final to the Portuguese. But everything changed after two years. At the 2018 World Cup in Russia, France became the world champion, and Antoine Griezmann again became its best player. But this time he assisted more than scored.
Griezmann's personal life
As in his football career, Antoine has complete order in his personal life. Back in 2011, he met a Spanish woman named Erica, who in the future became his wife. The young couple had a child in 2016 - a girl Mia. The family is not very fond of publicity and rarely spoil their fans with photos on social networks. But that doesn't diminish Griezmann's popularity among soccer fans.
In the summer of 2018, Antoine could have moved to Spanish Barcelona, but, on reflection, refused this offer. He enjoys playing for Atletico Madrid and considers Madrid his second home.