Olivier Giroud Becomes France’ Oldest Scorer As He Scored Against Austria In Nations League Match

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Olivier Giroud became France’s oldest scorer as he helped France to defeat Austria to enhance the country’s chances of escaping Nations League relegation.

Olivier Giroud Becomes France' Oldest Scorer As He Scored Against Austria In Nations League Match

Kylian Mbappe’s early strike was disallowed for offside, and Aurelien Tchouameni’s bicycle kick was deflected into the bar as Les Bleus controlled the game.

Giroud, who overcame three players to shoot from 16 yards, helped Mbappe get off to a strong start.

The 35-year-old AC Milan striker Giroud expertly headed in France’s second goal.

He is 70 days older than Roger Marche was in December 1959 when he scored against Spain at the age of 35 years and 357 days.

Only two goals separate Giroud from Thierry Henry’s 51-goal France record.

Going into Sunday’s Group A1 decider in Denmark, France—who would have been eliminated if they had lost—moved ahead of Austria.

With a 2-1 victory over Denmark, who would have taken first place in the group if they had won in Zagreb, Croatia now leads the group.

With his first goal for his country, defender Borna Sosa gave the visitors the lead. Christian Eriksen, a midfielder for Manchester United, equalized with an incredible long-range shot, but Lovro Majer scored the game-winning goal from outside the box two minutes later.

Croatia merely needs to defeat Austria on Sunday to secure a spot in the finals and a play-off spot for the 2024 European Championship.

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Olivier Giroud

A striker for Serie A club AC Milan and the France national team, Olivier Jonathan Giroud was born in France on September 30, 1986.

He is regarded as one of the most underappreciated attackers in the world due to his work ethic, strength, shot power, and ability to consistently score goals.

Giroud played for his hometown club Grenoble in his first season of senior club football before signing with Tours in 2008. He finished the season as the league’s leading scorer, earning him the title of Ligue 2 Player of the Year in 2010.

He later joined Arsenal, where he helped the team break a nine-year trophy drought by winning three FA Cups. He currently ranks as the club’s eighteenth-highest goalscorer of all time.

Olivier Giroud Becomes France' Oldest Scorer As He Scored Against Austria In Nations League Match

Giroud won the FA Cup, the UEFA Champions League, and the UEFA Europa League before joining crosstown rivals Chelsea in 2018 for a fee of £18 million (€20.7 million). In 2019, he finished as the top scorer in the latter competition.

After that, Giroud joined AC Milan, where he helped them break their 11-year league title drought by winning the Serie A in 2021–2022.

At the age of 25, Giroud made his senior international debut for France. Since then, he has collected over 110 caps and participated in five major tournaments.

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He received the Bronze Boot as a joint second-highest goalscorer as France finished second in the 2016 UEFA Euros, making him his nation’s second-highest goalscorer of all time. Later, he appeared in UEFA Euro 2020 and won the 2018 FIFA World Cup.

Olivier Giroud Hair

Olivier Giroud is undoubtedly one of the most attractive players on any field. When he was a member of Arsenal FC, the French striker was even chosen as the Premier League’s “Hottest” Player.

Giroud now represents AC Milan in the modern era, but one thing hasn’t changed: He still looks flawless while doing it. Given that the Frenchman admits to modeling his look after David Beckham, a former professional footballer and fashion star, it shouldn’t come as a surprise.

Giroud takes pride in his appearance and has mentioned in interviews that he enjoys looking well and has a ritual for taking care of his skin and hair.

Ideal fringe length for Olivier Giroud’s haircut is between three and five inches, tapering off toward the rear of the head.

Olivier Giroud Wife

After dating for a while, Olivier and Jennifer Giroud got hitched in 2011.

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Jennifer, a 33-year-old American, is notoriously secretive yet occasionally shares personal details on Twitter.

Some may point to Jennifer’s silence after Olivier was seen in 2014 inviting a model to his hotel room before a Premier League game.

But in reality, Jennifer’s reputation for blocking Olivier’s transfer from Arsenal to Everton is more likely to be blamed.

Olivier Giroud Becomes France' Oldest Scorer As He Scored Against Austria In Nations League Match

She also remained steadfast when Giroud appeared to be the deciding factor in Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s January transfer from Borussia Dortmund to the Gunners.

How many goals has Giroud scored this season

In the first seven games of the 2022–2023 season, he has scored four goals. He now ranks as the sixth-highest scorer in Seria A thus far. His goal-to-shot ratio is 33 percent.

When did Giroud join Chelsea

Giroud agreed to an 18-month deal with Chelsea on January 31, 2018, for an undisclosed sum.

His thoughts on playing for Chelsea, he said: “At Chelsea, when you are not scoring enough goals they might pick up another striker to replace you. Maybe in a club like Chelsea, you have less time to show your qualities than at Arsenal. That’s the main difference and the last 10 years show that Chelsea have won more trophies. At Chelsea […] you have to be good sooner”.

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