Le Petit Prince – Antoine Griezmann

Le Petit Prince – Antoine Griezmann
Le Petit Prince – Antoine Griezmann
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Sports Desk- Antoine Griezmann is one of the most skilled dribblers in the world and others compete him to Ronaldo and Messi

Childhood

  • Antoine Griezmann is a French forward born on March 21, 1991 in Macon, France to his parents Alain Griezmann (Father) and Isabelle Griezmann (Mother).
  • He belongs to a rich family background.
  • His father is a politician but his mother is a hospital cleaner.
  • Though he plays for France he is Portuguese.
  • He is called ‘Le Petit Prince’ which converts to ‘A little prince’.
  • Zinedine Zidane inspired him a lot and helped him to be one of the best forwards in the world.
  • Lyon’s youth program rejected him for his short height and low body.
  • So, he moved to his local club UF Macon.
  • His struggle and hard work attracted other clubs.
  • His performance in a friendly match against PSG attracted Real Sociedad.
  • Real Sociedad signed him after a trial.

Career

  • He continued his studies during his club stay.
  • He made a competitive debut in 2009-10 season.
  • He decided to sign in with Real when Manchester United and Arsenal asked him for an arrival.
  • In 2014, Griezmann joined Atletico Madrid for a six-year contract.
  • He was the only Atletico player in the Team of the Year at the LFP Awards.
  • He got selected in the national team for the 2010 UEFA European Under-19 Football Championship.
  • He made his international debut in the 2014 FIFA World Cup.
  • He won the Golden Boot in 2016 UEFA Euro but his team lost to Cristiano Ronaldo’s Portugal in final.

Personal Life

  • He got married to his love Erika Choperena in June 2017.
  • Before marriage, they had a daughter named Mia and after marriage, Erika gave birth to a boy named Theo.

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