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Olivier Giroud

Olivier Giroud

Handed his first caps for France in November 2011, against the United States and Belgium, Olivier Giroud arrives at UEFA EURO 2012 as an in-demand striker after his career-best tally of 21 league goals inspired Montpellier Hérault SC to their first Ligue 1 title.

• Born in Chambery, he made a discreet start to his career in Ligue 2 with Grenoble Foot 38 and was subsequently despatched on loan to third-tier FC Istres, where he scored 14 goals in 33 league games.

• Left Grenoble in 2008 for Tours FC, also a Ligue 2 club, where he struck nine goals in his debut season before becoming the club's top scorer in 2009/10 with 21 in 38 games.

• Recruited by Montpellier in summer 2010, he scored the winning goal on his debut, a UEFA Europa League qualifier away to Hungarian club Győri ETO FC.

• Made his Ligue 1 bow on 8 August 2010 in a 1-0 win against FC Girondins de Bordeaux and scored his first goal three weeks later at Valenciennes FC; he would end the campaign as the club's top scorer, with 12 goals.

• Propelled Montpellier to the Ligue 1 crown in 2011/12 with a joint league best 21 goals, a total which included two hat-tricks and was matched by Nenê of title rivals Paris Saint-Germain FC.

• Opened the scoring against Germany on his first start for France, a 2-1 friendly victory in Bremen on 29 February 2012.

Last updated: 05/06/12 10.15CET

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Match log

DateCompetitionPhaseMinsGSA
The home team is listed first.Last updated: 17/06/2015 02:05 CET
11.09.2012FIFA World CupQualifying roundFranceFrance3-1BelarusBelarus6100
16.10.2012FIFA World CupQualifying roundSpainSpain1-1FranceFrance210
22.03.2013FIFA World CupQualifying roundFranceFrance3-1GeorgiaGeorgia9010
26.03.2013FIFA World CupQualifying roundFranceFrance0-1SpainSpain100
06.09.2013FIFA World CupQualifying roundGeorgiaGeorgia0-0FranceFrance9000
10.09.2013FIFA World CupQualifying roundBelarusBelarus2-4FranceFrance9000
15.10.2013FIFA World CupQualifying roundFranceFrance3-0FinlandFinland8101
15.11.2013FIFA World CupPlay-off for Final TournamentUkraineUkraine2-0FranceFrance7000
19.11.2013FIFA World CupPlay-off for Final TournamentFranceFrance3-0UkraineUkraine800
15.06.2014FIFA World CupFinal tournament - Group stageFranceFrance3-0HondurasHonduras1200
20.06.2014FIFA World CupFinal tournament - Group stageSwitzerlandSwitzerland2-5FranceFrance6311
25.06.2014FIFA World CupFinal tournament - Group stageEcuadorEcuador0-0FranceFrance2300
30.06.2014FIFA World CupRound of 16FranceFrance2-0NigeriaNigeria6200
04.07.2014FIFA World CupQuarter-finalsFranceFrance0-1GermanyGermany500
16.08.2014English Premier LeagueArsenalArsenal2-1Crystal PalaceCrystal Palace2800
19.08.2014UEFA Champions LeaguePlay-offsBeşiktaşBeşiktaş0-0ArsenalArsenal9000
23.08.2014English Premier LeagueEvertonEverton2-2ArsenalArsenal4510
22.11.2014English Premier LeagueArsenalArsenal1-2Man. UnitedMan. United1310
29.11.2014English Premier LeagueWest BromWest Brom0-1ArsenalArsenal7800
03.12.2014English Premier LeagueArsenalArsenal1-0SouthamptonSouthampton2500
06.12.2014English Premier LeagueStokeStoke3-2ArsenalArsenal6300
13.12.2014English Premier LeagueArsenalArsenal4-1NewcastleNewcastle7320
21.12.2014English Premier LeagueLiverpoolLiverpool2-2ArsenalArsenal8210
26.12.2014English Premier LeagueArsenalArsenal2-1QPRQPR5300
11.01.2015English Premier LeagueArsenalArsenal3-0StokeStoke7300
18.01.2015English Premier LeagueMan. CityMan. City0-2ArsenalArsenal9010
25.01.2015English FA CupFourth roundBrightonBrighton2-3ArsenalArsenal7001
01.02.2015English Premier LeagueArsenalArsenal5-0Aston VillaAston Villa7011
07.02.2015English Premier LeagueTottenhamTottenham2-1ArsenalArsenal9001
10.02.2015English Premier LeagueArsenalArsenal2-1LeicesterLeicester2200
15.02.2015English FA CupFifth roundArsenalArsenal2-0MiddlesbroughMiddlesbrough8320
21.02.2015English Premier LeagueCrystal PalaceCrystal Palace1-2ArsenalArsenal9010
25.02.2015UEFA Champions LeagueRound of 16ArsenalArsenal1-3MonacoMonaco6000
01.03.2015English Premier LeagueArsenalArsenal2-0EvertonEverton9010
04.03.2015English Premier LeagueQPRQPR1-2ArsenalArsenal9010
09.03.2015English FA CupQuarter-finalsMan. UnitedMan. United1-2ArsenalArsenal1600
14.03.2015English Premier LeagueArsenalArsenal3-0West HamWest Ham9011
17.03.2015UEFA Champions LeagueRound of 16MonacoMonaco0-2ArsenalArsenal9010
21.03.2015English Premier LeagueNewcastleNewcastle1-2ArsenalArsenal9020
26.03.2015Friendlies 2014-16Final tournament - Group stageFranceFrance1-3BrazilBrazil600
29.03.2015Friendlies 2014-16First roundFranceFrance2-0DenmarkDenmark9010
04.04.2015English Premier LeagueArsenalArsenal4-1LiverpoolLiverpool9010
11.04.2015English Premier LeagueBurnleyBurnley0-1ArsenalArsenal8200
18.04.2015English FA CupSemi-finalsReadingReading1-2ArsenalArsenal4800
26.04.2015English Premier LeagueArsenalArsenal0-0ChelseaChelsea8400
04.05.2015English Premier LeagueHullHull1-3ArsenalArsenal8600
11.05.2015English Premier LeagueArsenalArsenal0-1SwanseaSwansea6900
17.05.2015English Premier LeagueMan. UnitedMan. United1-1ArsenalArsenal9000
20.05.2015English Premier LeagueArsenalArsenal0-0SunderlandSunderland9000
24.05.2015English Premier LeagueArsenalArsenal4-1West BromWest Brom2100
30.05.2015English FA CupFinalArsenalArsenal4-0Aston VillaAston Villa1310
07.06.2015Friendlies 2014-16Final tournament - Group stageFranceFrance3-4BelgiumBelgium7900
13.06.2015Friendlies 2014-16First roundAlbaniaAlbania1-0FranceFrance4600

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General info

  • Name: Olivier Giroud
  • Position: Forward
  • Date of birth (Age): 30/09/1986 (28)
  • Country: France
  • Squad number: 12
  • Club: Arsenal ( ENG)

  • Height: 192cm
  • Weight: 88kg

  • Currently playing:
    • Friendlies 2014/16

  • UEFA competition debut:
  • Club: UEFA Europa League (Third qualifying round)
    29/07/10: Győr 0-1 Montpellier
  • National team: UEFA European Football Championship (Final tournament - Group stage)
    15/06/12: Ukraine 0-2 France

Career statistics

National team record in UEFA competitions

TeamPGS
France30
Total30

Club record in UEFA competitions

UEFA Champions League
ClubPGS
Arsenal196
Total196
UEFA Europa League
ClubPGS
Montpellier21
Total21
Last updated: 28/03/2015 11:33 CET
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