Oliver Giroud was born on September 30, 1986, in Chambery, France. Giroud came from an ordinary family. But no one knows who his parents are because according to some sources, his parents decided to stay away from the media.
Giroud has a brother named Romain who is a footballer for the local team. However, he decided to stop playing because he was unsure of his abilities. Now, he has switched his profession as a nutritionist.
Since his childhood, Giroud has shown interest in football. He learned the sport from his brother. When he began to learn how to play a ball, Giroud was once haunted by fear. He was afraid whether his decision to choose football failed like what had happened to his brother.
After getting some advice and motivation, Giroud continued to practice football and tried not to disappoint his parents.
Oliver Giroud grew up in the village of Forges, near Grenoble. Little Giroud started his football career for his hometown team, Olympique Club de Forges. After playing for about six years there, Giroud was promoted to the main team.
His recruitment to the main team was based on his outstanding performances in the youth team. Giroud really took attention. He was able to score 15 goals and 15 appearances.
In the 2006/07 season, Giroud made his professional debut. He managed to score when his team faced Le Havre. Giroud admitted that the goal he scored on that match became the happiest moment in his life. He continued to look chic and managed to score two goals in 18 appearances.
However, his hard work was not enough to convince the coach. He also agreed to be loaned to Istres in the 2007/08 season. When he was loaned to the team, the appearance of this Frenchman was quite stunning. He managed to score 14 goals in all competitions.
After the loan period was ended, Giroud returned to Grenoble. Giroud was happy because when he returned from his loan period, his team made it through to the French top flight. Dreaming of being able to perform in the highest caste, Giroud had to accept the reality if he was not included in the coach’s plan.
Not giving up, Giroud decided to leave Grenoble in 2008 and officially joined Tours. In two games, Giroud scored five goals. He successfully performed brilliantly and recorded 14 goals in 27 appearances.
Because his talent was considered attractive, Giroud got an offer from Montpellier. Right in July 2010, Giroud signed a contract with a team based at Stade de la Mosson. In his first match, Giroud managed to play well and successfully scored. In the Coupe de La Ligue tournament, Giroud successfully brought his team to the final.
His brilliant appearance marked the period of his consistency. Giroud was able to become a mainstay and often scored goals in important matches.
At the beginning of the 2011/12 season, Giroud scored a goal in the first two games and ended the season by scoring 21 goals which at the same time crowned him as the league’s top scorer.
His appearance at Montpellier was observed by a Premier League club, Arsenal. In the 2012/13 season, Giroud officially became part of the London cannon squad. He debuted in August 2012 which at that time Arsenal faced Sunderland. His first goal for Arsenal was created in the match against Coventry City in the League Cup competition in September.
In his first season, Giroud scored 17 goals for Arsenal in 47 appearances.
For about 6 years defending Arsenal, Giroud played quite well. He often scored important goals and managed to record 73 goals in 180 appearances.
In 2018, Giroud officially stopped being an Arsenal player and chose to join other London clubs, Chelsea.
When performing with the French national team, Giroud had played in several prestigious events. Among them were the 2014 World Cup, Euro 2016, and the last one was when he joined in the French squad which successfully won the world title.
This 192 cm tall player is also known as a very religious player. Some of his tattoos even represent the symbols of his religion.