Antoine Griezmann is a French professional footballer who plays for the France national team as a forward. 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. Griezmann was a French youth international, who represented his country at under-19, under-20 and under-21 level. In 2010, he was part of the team that won the 2010 UEFA European Under-19 Football Championship on home soil. He made his debut for the senior national team in 2014 and played at that year’s World Cup, helping France to the quarter-finals. Griezmann was the top scorer and Player of the Tournament at UEFA Euro 2016, where the French were runners-up on home soil, after a 1–0 defeat to Portugal. For his performances during the course of 2016, he was shortlisted for the Ballon d’Or 2016 Award in which he finished in third place.
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Club Atletico de Madrid
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During the last 2015-2016 UEFA’s Champions League and La Liga games Antoine Griezmann wore totally blackout boots. Rumors said that behind those boots there was the player sponsor’s changing from Puma to Nike. It’s pretty uncommon to see professional players without logos on their boots. Finally the player revealed that he had worn a proto sample boots of what was expected to be a blackout version of the Puma evoSPEED SL II launched in Summer 2016. These boots are pretty rare as only few sample boots were made for the player in order to test the new boot’s fitting.
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UEFA chief technical officer Ioan Lupescu, who led the panel of technical observers that named Griezmann as the best player of Euro 2016, said that he “works hard for his team and possesses technique, vision and quality finishing” and branded him “a threat in every game he played”. A quick, modern, and versatile left-footed forward, with an eye for goal, Griezmann has been described as a “team player”, and is capable of occupying several offensive positions in or behind the main attacking line, due to his technical skills, ability to drop deep and link-up play between the forwards and midfielders, or score many goals: he has been deployed as a main striker, in a central role as an attacking midfielder, or as a winger, on either flank. Griezmann is an accurate finisher with either foot from both inside and outside the area, and is also good in the air and accurate with his head, in spite of his relatively small stature. In addition to his ability to both score and create goals, he has also been praised for his work-rate, attacking movement, positional sense, and ability to interpret the game, which, combined with his pace, mobility and energy, enables him to make effective attacking runs to beat the defensive line. He is also accurate from penalties and set-pieces. Griezmann features on the cover of the French edition of FIFA 16 alongside global cover star Lionel Messi, having been selected for the role by public vote. Ahead of Euro 2016, Griezmann featured in advertisements for Beats by Dr. Dre headphones, alongside Harry Kane, Mario Götze and Cesc Fàbregas. Griezmann and his partner had their first child, a daughter, in April 2016. His sister Maude was a survivor of the siege of the Bataclan theatre in the November 2015 Paris attacks, which took place as he was playing against Germany at the Stade de France. His sister is studying to be his image rights manager, and his younger brother Theo plays for Sporting Mâcon, the local Portuguese club. Griezmann has a dancemove named after him in the popular French novelty song Logobitombo (Corde à sauter)