Antoine Griezmann

Antoine Griezmann is a French professional footballer who plays for Spanish club Atlético Madrid and the France national team as a forward.

FULL NAME

Antoine Griezmann

Date of birth

21 March 1991, Mâcon, France

Playing position

Forward

Current team

Atlético Madrid 7

He began his career at Real Sociedad, making his debut in 2009 and winning the Segunda División title in his first season. Across five seasons there, he scored 52 goals in 201 official matches. In 2014, he transferred to Atlético Madrid for €30 million. For his performances throughout 2016, he was shortlisted for the Ballon d'Or 2016 Award in which he finished in third place.

Griezmann is a former French youth international, representing his country at under-19, under-20 and under-21 level. He was part of the team that won the 2010 UEFA European Under-19 Football Championship on home soil. He earned his first cap for the senior national team in 2014 and played at that year's World Cup, helping the country to the quarter-finals. Griezmann was the top scorer and Player of the Tournament at UEFA Euro 2016, where the French hosts were runners-up following a 1–0 defeat to Portugal.