Olivier Giroud Biography: Wife, Age, Salary, Net Worth, Parents, Height, Stats, Nationality, Sister

Posted By Johnson Ajiboye February 29, 2024

Olivier Giroud is a French footballer striker for AC Milan and the France national team.

He is one of Europe’s most prolific and versatile forwards, known for his aerial ability, physical strength, link-up play, and finishing skills.

He has won several trophies and awards, including the FIFA World Cup 2018, the UEFA Europa League 2019, and the Puskás Award 2017. He is also France’s second-highest goalscorer, behind only Thierry Henry.

Profile

  • Full name: Olivier Jonathan Giroud
  • Date of birth: September 30, 1986
  • Age: 37 years old
  • Gender: Male
  • Place of birth: Chambéry, France
  • Nationality: French
  • Profession: Footballer
  • Height: 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in)
  • Parents: Denis Giroud and Viviane Arnaud-Goddet
  • Siblings: Romain Giroud
  • Spouse: Jennifer Giroud
  • Children: Jade, Evan, Aaron, and Aria
  • Relationship status: Married
  • Net worth: $35 million

Early Life & Education

Olivier Jonathan Giroud, who turned 37 in 2023, was born on September 30, 1986, in Chambéry, a city in the Savoie region of France.

He is the eldest son of Denis Giroud and Viviane ArnaudGoddet, a secretary. He has a younger brother, Romain, who also pursued a football career. Olivier also has Italian roots from his grandmothers, Yvonne Avogadro and Antonia Gaiatto.

Olivier grew up in the village of Froges, where he attended the local primary school. He started playing football at six, joining his hometown Olympique Club de Forges.

He later moved to Grenoble Foot 38, where he joined the youth academy.

Personal Life

Olivier Giroud met his wife, Jennifer, an American-born housewife, in 2008 while playing for Tours FC.

They got married in 2011 and have four children together: three daughters, Jade, Evan, and Aria, and one son, Aaron. The family lives in Milan, Italy, where Olivier plays for AC Milan.

Jennifer supports Olivier’s career as a professional footballer and often accompanies him to public events.

She is also active on Twitter, with over 10,000 followers. Olivier is a devout Christian and has a tattoo of Psalm 23 on his right arm.

Career

Olivier Giroud began his professional career in 2005 when he signed his first contract with Grenoble. He debuted in the Ligue 2, the second division of French football, in 2006.

He scored his first goal in 2007 against Le Havre. He spent three seasons with Grenoble, scoring 15 goals in 67 appearances.

In 2008, he joined Tours FC, where he had a breakthrough season, scoring 21 goals in 40 games and winning the Ligue 2 Player of the Year award. He also earned his first call-up to the France national team in 2009.

In 2010, he moved to Montpellier HSC, a club in the Ligue 1, the top division of French football. He formed a prolific partnership with Younès Belhanda and helped Montpellier win their first-ever Ligue 1 title in 2012.

He finished as the league’s top scorer with 21 goals and was named in the Ligue 1 Team of the Year. He also participated in the UEFA Euro 2012 with France, reaching the quarter-finals.

In 2012, he transferred to Arsenal, a club in the Premier League, the top division of English football. He made his debut in August 2012, against Sunderland.

He scored his first goal in September 2012, against Coventry City. He became a key player for Arsenal, leading the attack and creating chances for his teammates.

He won three FA Cups and three FA Community Shields with Arsenal, scoring in two of the finals. He also reached the final of the UEFA Europa League in 2019, where he scored against his former club Chelsea. He scored 105 goals in 253 games for Arsenal, becoming the 19th-highest goalscorer in the club’s history.

In 2018, he joined Chelsea, another club in the Premier League. He made his debut in February 2018, against Watford.



He scored his first goal in March 2018, against Crystal Palace. He helped Chelsea win the FA Cup in 2018 and the UEFA Europa League in 2019, scoring the opening goal in the final against Arsenal.

He also won the UEFA Champions League in 2021, becoming the first player to win the trophy with both London clubs.

He scored 39 goals in 119 games for Chelsea, including a stunning overhead kick against Atlético Madrid in the Champions League.

In 2021, he signed for AC Milan, a club in the Serie A, the top division of Italian football. He made his debut in August 2021, against Sampdoria.

He scored his first goal in September 2021, against Lazio. He has scored four goals in seven games for AC Milan, helping them to the top of the league table.

Olivier Giroud has also been a regular member of the France national team since 2011. He has played in three FIFA World Cups (2014, 2018, and 2022) and three UEFA European Championships (2012, 2016, and 2020). He was part of the team that won the World Cup in 2018, scoring once and providing two assists.

He also reached the final of the Euro 2016, where he scored three goals. He is France’s second-highest goalscorer of all time, with 46 goals in 113 caps, behind only Thierry Henry.

He has also won several individual awards, such as the Puskás Award in 2017 for the best goal of the year and the Bronze Boot in the Euro 2016 for the third-highest goalscorer.

Net Worth

Olivier Giroud has an estimated net worth of around $35 million.

He earns $7 million per year from AC Milan and has endorsement deals with brands such as Puma, Hugo Boss, and EA Sports.

Controversy

Olivier Giroud has faced some controversy in his career, both on and off the pitch.

In 2014, he was accused of cheating on his wife with a model named Celia Kay, who claimed to have spent a night with him in a hotel. He later apologized to his wife and fans and said he regretted his mistake.

In 2017, he was criticized by some Arsenal fans for celebrating his goal against Bournemouth with a scorpion kick gesture, which was seen as disrespectful to the opponents. He defended his celebration, saying it was spontaneous and not meant to offend anyone.

In 2018, he was booed by some France fans during a friendly match against Italy for his perceived lack of goals and impact. He responded by saying he was used to the criticism and always gave his best to the team.

Social Media

  • Instagram handle: @oliviergiroud
  • Twitter handle: @OlivierGiroud



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