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Antoine Griezmann

Antoine Griezmann

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Born on 21 March 1991 in Mâcon, France, Antoine Griezmann is one of the best players in the world. The striker came to Barça in the summer of 2019 after consolidating himself as one of the top footballers in La Liga after spells with Real Sociedad and Atlético Madrid.

Scouted at an early by the Basque club Real Sociedad, he headed for San Sebastián in 2005 at the age of just 14 after beginning his career with local side Macconial. In Donostia, he made his first-team debut, in the Second Division, at the age of just 18 in 2009. Griezmann was one of the key figures in the return to the First Division of Real Sociedad a spell in the Second Division. In the Basque Country, he played 202 games for the txuri urdin, scoring 52 goals. The Frenchman’s outstanding performances led to a €30 million move to Atlético in the summer of 2014.

In Madrid, Griezmann’s progress led him to be considered one of the best players in the world. The striker was part of the squad that was runners-up in the Champions League in 2016, a year in which he also finished amongst the top three in the battle for the Ballon d’Or. Internationally, In fact, he was the star of the French team that reached the final of the 2016 European Championship played in France, where he won the Golden Boot as top scorer (six goals). He was also outstanding for France's World Cup-winning side in 2018 in Russia, where he was the MVP of the final against Croatia. In the same season, he was part of Atlético's Europe League winning squad. 

The Frenchman can play anywhere in the front three although his usual position is on the left-wing. Griezmann is a very mobile player who can score and also create goals. He is also very quick on the counter-attack and dangerous with his shots from distance and from set-pieces.

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  • Date of Birth
    Mar 21, 1991
  • Position
  • Weight
    73kg
  • Height
    176cm

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