Olivier Giroud, a historic kiss!


By: Manu Tournoux

Top scorer in the history of the France team, Olivier Giroud opened his account with the Blues just 12 years ago. With a tender kiss as a result.

Nothing predestined Olivier Giroud to become the top scorer in the history of the France team. When he was 21 years old, the native of Chambéry was indeed playing in Istres, in the National, and did not count the least appearance among the youth teams. At almost 24 years old, he was still in Ligue 2, where he could nevertheless boast the title of top scorer. The Savoyard would then skip ahead. At 25, he topped the rankings of top scorers in Ligue 1 with Montpellier and was entitled to his first selection with the Blues.

And after two timid starts against the United States and Belgium in the fall of 2011, Olivier Giroud would celebrate his first start for the French team, on February 29, 2012, with a goal against Germany. Perfectly served by Matthieu Debuchy in the area, he deceived the German goalkeeper with a flat foot and opened the scoring. A prestigious victory would follow and the former Grenoblois did not shy away from his pleasure at the end of the meeting.

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