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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: 23/04/2014 02:01 CET
15.08.2012Friendlies 2014-16First roundFranceFrance0-0UruguayUruguay7500
11.09.2012FIFA World CupQualifying roundFranceFrance3-1BelarusBelarus6100
16.10.2012FIFA World CupQualifying roundSpainSpain1-1FranceFrance210
14.11.2012Friendlies 2014-16First roundItalyItaly1-2FranceFrance6300
06.02.2013Friendlies 2014-16First roundFranceFrance1-2GermanyGermany1000
22.03.2013FIFA World CupQualifying roundFranceFrance3-1GeorgiaGeorgia9010
26.03.2013FIFA World CupQualifying roundFranceFrance0-1SpainSpain100
09.06.2013Friendlies 2014-16First roundBrazilBrazil3-0FranceFrance2000
14.08.2013Friendlies 2014-16First roundBelgiumBelgium0-0FranceFrance1600
17.08.2013English Premier LeagueArsenalArsenal1-3Aston VillaAston Villa9010
21.08.2013UEFA Champions LeaguePlay-offsFenerbahçeFenerbahçe0-3ArsenalArsenal8210
24.08.2013English Premier LeagueFulhamFulham1-3ArsenalArsenal7210
27.08.2013UEFA Champions LeaguePlay-offsArsenalArsenal2-0FenerbahçeFenerbahçe6000
01.09.2013English Premier LeagueArsenalArsenal1-0TottenhamTottenham9010
06.09.2013FIFA World CupQualifying roundGeorgiaGeorgia0-0FranceFrance9000
10.09.2013FIFA World CupQualifying roundBelarusBelarus2-4FranceFrance9000
14.09.2013English Premier LeagueSunderlandSunderland1-3ArsenalArsenal9011
22.09.2013English Premier LeagueArsenalArsenal3-1StokeStoke9000
28.09.2013English Premier LeagueSwanseaSwansea1-2ArsenalArsenal9001
06.10.2013English Premier LeagueWest BromWest Brom1-1ArsenalArsenal8500
11.10.2013Friendlies 2014-16First roundFranceFrance6-0AustraliaAustralia4620
15.10.2013FIFA World CupQualifying roundFranceFrance3-0FinlandFinland8101
19.10.2013English Premier LeagueArsenalArsenal4-1NorwichNorwich7802
26.10.2013English Premier LeagueCrystal PalaceCrystal Palace0-2ArsenalArsenal9010
29.10.2013English League CupFourth roundArsenalArsenal0-2ChelseaChelsea2300
02.11.2013English Premier LeagueArsenalArsenal2-0LiverpoolLiverpool9000
06.11.2013UEFA Champions LeagueGroup stageDortmundDortmund0-1ArsenalArsenal9001
10.11.2013English Premier LeagueMan. UnitedMan. United1-0ArsenalArsenal9000
15.11.2013FIFA World CupPlay-off for Final TournamentUkraineUkraine2-0FranceFrance7000
19.11.2013FIFA World CupPlay-off for Final TournamentFranceFrance3-0UkraineUkraine800
23.11.2013English Premier LeagueArsenalArsenal2-0SouthamptonSouthampton9020
30.11.2013English Premier LeagueCardiffCardiff0-3ArsenalArsenal9000
08.12.2013English Premier LeagueArsenalArsenal1-1EvertonEverton9000
14.12.2013English Premier LeagueMan. CityMan. City6-3ArsenalArsenal7600
23.12.2013English Premier LeagueArsenalArsenal0-0ChelseaChelsea9000
26.12.2013English Premier LeagueWest HamWest Ham1-3ArsenalArsenal8501
29.12.2013English Premier LeagueNewcastleNewcastle0-1ArsenalArsenal8610
13.01.2014English Premier LeagueAston VillaAston Villa1-2ArsenalArsenal9010
18.01.2014English Premier LeagueArsenalArsenal2-0FulhamFulham9000
24.01.2014English FA CupFourth roundArsenalArsenal4-0CoventryCoventry1110
28.01.2014English Premier LeagueSouthamptonSouthampton2-2ArsenalArsenal9010
02.02.2014English Premier LeagueArsenalArsenal2-0Crystal PalaceCrystal Palace8401
08.02.2014English Premier LeagueLiverpoolLiverpool5-1ArsenalArsenal6000
12.02.2014English Premier LeagueArsenalArsenal0-0Man. UnitedMan. United9000
16.02.2014English FA CupFifth roundArsenalArsenal2-1LiverpoolLiverpool200
22.02.2014English Premier LeagueArsenalArsenal4-1SunderlandSunderland9021
01.03.2014English Premier LeagueStokeStoke1-0ArsenalArsenal9000
05.03.2014Friendlies 2014-16First roundFranceFrance2-0NetherlandsNetherlands900
08.03.2014English FA CupQuarter-finalsArsenalArsenal4-1EvertonEverton2920
16.03.2014English Premier LeagueTottenhamTottenham0-1ArsenalArsenal9000
22.03.2014English Premier LeagueChelseaChelsea6-0ArsenalArsenal9000
25.03.2014English Premier LeagueArsenalArsenal2-2SwanseaSwansea8910
29.03.2014English Premier LeagueArsenalArsenal1-1Man. CityMan. City8500
06.04.2014English Premier LeagueEvertonEverton3-0ArsenalArsenal7100
12.04.2014English FA CupSemi-finalsWiganWigan1-1
(2-4(p))
ArsenalArsenal5200
15.04.2014English Premier LeagueArsenalArsenal3-1West HamWest Ham9010
20.04.2014English Premier LeagueHullHull0-3ArsenalArsenal7400

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General info

  • Name: Olivier Giroud
  • Position: Forward
  • Date of birth (age): 30/09/1986 (27)
  • Country: France
  • Squad number: 12
  • Club: Arsenal ( ENG)

  • Height: 192cm
  • Weight: 88kg

  • Currently playing:
    • UEFA Champions League 2013/14
    • FIFA World Cup 2012/14

  • 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
Arsenal165
Total165
UEFA Europa League
ClubPGS
Montpellier21
Total21
Last updated: 12/03/2014 01:06 CET
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