Olivier Giroud Childhood Story Plus Untold Biography Facts

LB presents the Full Story of a Football Genius best known by the Nickname; “Charm striker”. Our Olivier Giroud Childhood Story plus Untold Biography Facts brings to you full account of notable events from his childhood time till date. Analysis involves his life story before fame, family life and many OFF and ON-Pitch little known facts about him.

Yes, everyone knows about his abilities but few considers our Olivier Giroud Biography which is quite interesting. Now without further adieu, lets Begin.

Olivier Giroud Childhood Story Plus Untold Biography Facts –Early Life

Olivier Giroud was born on the 30th day of September 1986 in Chambéry, south-eastern France.

Since his childhood (right from aged 6), He became passionate about football thanks to his elder brother, Romain Giroud who is 10 years his senior.

Olivier was engulfed with fears of failure even before starting his career. This happened as he saw an abrupt end to his brother’s career. His brother just decided to quit football to become a nutritionist. Roman made his parents disappointed as failed to set a good example.

Apart from career fears, little Olivier was also scared of 1980s comedy character ‘Alf’ when he was a youngster. He once talked about how his older brothers used to regularly taunt him about his fear of the much-loved sitcom star.

Despite Alf’s friendly figure, young Olivier was’t interested in the creature’s caring nature.


When asked about the thing he dreaded most, Giroud said: ‘My brother was got used to tease me about the kids TV character called Alf. I was so afraid of him because he was so ugly. My brother used to say, Be careful, Alf is going to get you tonight!’ He went too far with it!

After much motivational advice, young Olivier decided to give football a try. This he did inorder to bring the lost glory back into his household which was once regarded “a family of footballers” 

Olivier Giroud Childhood Story Plus Untold Biography Facts –Career in Summary

Olivier Giroud was raised in the nearby village of Froges, close to Grenoble. He began his football career playing for his hometown club, Olympique Club de Froges.

Olivier Giroud Career Start

He spent six years training at the club before joining professional club Grenoble at the age of 13.

Having witnessed what happened to Romain, and been sent on loan to Istres in the third tier, it was quite a knock-back when his club put him up for sale, saying that he did not have the qualities to play with the elite.

Olivier Giroud was very scared of this.  In his words…. “I had to take a risk to restart in a lower league,” he says. “But I never gave up.”

Olivier embraced his pains and made it part of his pride and product. He pushed himself to excel.

He later joined Tours in 2008. In his second season at Tours, he was the division’s top scorer with 21 goals. earning him a move to top-flight side Montpellier.

Young Olivier Giroud- Career Story

Giroud was again the top scorer with 21 goals in the 2011–12 season, giving the club their first ever Ligue 1 title before moving to Arsenal. The rest as they have always said, had their manify house  hosory.

Olivier Giroud Childhood Story Plus Untold Biography Facts –Family Life

Reports have revealed that Olivier Giroud comes from an average family background. Little is known about his father and mother as they have decided to totally stay away from the media.

BROTHER: As stated earlier, Olivier has an older brother, Romain, who was also a footballer. He played at the Auxerre academy and represented France at under-15 and under-17 level, alongside players such as Thierry Henry, David Trezeguet and Nicolas Anelka, but ended up dropping a potential professional career to study and become a nutritionist.

Olivier recalls. “He was trained at Auxerre, he was a hope, but he never had a professional career”. Romain went back to studying, and became a nutritionist.

Olivier Giroud Childhood Story Plus Untold Biography Facts –Relationship Life

Giroud has been married to Jennifer since 2011.

Olivier Giroud and Wife Jennifer

Their daughter Jade was born on June 18, 2013.

Olivier’s daughter, Jade Giroud made his dad to realize how difficult parenting could be. Olivier Giroud who was never use to children had to create more time to promoting and supporting the physical, emotional, social, and intellectual development of his infant child.

In November 2015, Olivier and Jennifer Giroud formalize Jennifer’s pregnancy on the red carpet of the Global Gift Gala in London. On March 7, 2016, Jennifer gives birth to a baby boy named Evan. Giroud dedicates his goals to his son, Evan whom he is so fond of.

As at In October 2017, the couple were expecting a third child.

Olivier Giroud Childhood Story Plus Untold Biography Facts –The Scandal

In February 2014, a scandal tainted the image of the Olivier Giroud. It involves the publication of compromising photos, in the English daily newspaper The Sun. This image reveals an extramarital relationship between Olivier Giroud and Celia Kay, a lingerie model.

That same, In February 2014, Giroud reportedly admitted he cheated on his wife with model Celia Kay.

 After the incident, he issued an apology to his wife but later insisted that he had not committed adultery. Wenger did not comment on the matter saying he wanted to “respect his privacy”.  

Celia Kay took her time to respond to critics on social media.

Both Giroud and his wife settled the cause and there wasn’t any information about their divorce.

Raheem Sterling, Edinson Cavani and Anthony Martial has been involved in cheating scandals just like Olivier.

Olivier Giroud Childhood Story Plus Untold Biography Facts –Handsomeness

Giroud has a reputation in France for being a likeable and handsome character. In 2014, he became the face of Hugo Boss‘s Boss Bottled men’s fragrance. 

In February 2015 Giroud was voted the ‘Hottest Premier League Player’. In an interview with GQ, he cited David Beckham as an inspiration for the way he looks, saying that Beckham’s “style is iconic”.

Olivier Giroud Childhood Story Plus Untold Biography Facts –Religion

Giroud is a Catholic and has a tattoo on his right arm from Psalm 23 in Latin: “Dominus regit me et nihil mihi deerit” (“The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want”).

He describes himself as a “very believing person […] I don’t cross myself before my games but I do a little prayer in my heart”

Olivier Giroud Childhood Story Plus Untold Biography Facts –Bromance with Koscielny

Giroud and Koscielny were teammates in Tours FC in the 2008-09 season. They are an inseparable pair that are always together in the dressing room, the bus, team photos, training, tennis and even dinner. After securing his move to Arsenal, Giroud stated that Arsenal is an amazing club with a great French coach, and his bro “LoLo” is playing there too.

Koscielny is also called the “Bosscielny” or “Kos the Boss,” among his team mates and fans.

Olivier Giroud Childhood Story Plus Untold Biography Facts –Style of Play

Giroud is capable of playing in several offensive positions, but usually plays as a striker or as a centre-forward. He has also occasionally been used as a second striker. A hard-working striker, he is known in particular for his reliable goal scoring rate, size, strength, heading accuracy, powerful shot, ability to hold up the ball with his back to goal, and link-up play. He is also associated with making runs to the front post that outwit defenders

Olivier Giroud’s incredible ‘scorpion kick’ was a contender for the Goal of the 2016/2017 Season.

If you review Giroud’s career by the numbers, you’ll find out that Giroud has played consistently in his previous clubs without any serious injury lay-off. You’ll have to have the DNA of  Park Ji-Sung, Dirk Kuyt and an Ox (the animal, not Oxlade-Chamberlain) to keep up with such fitness levels.

Olivier Giroud Childhood Story Plus Untold Biography Facts –Style of Play

Arsenal’s French international Giroud become a fans favourite since joining the Gunners in 2012. Lots of fans has imitated his hair style. Some has gotten into trouble like the kid below.

The nine-year-old boy was once banned from the classroom because he got his hair cut like Arsenal star Olivier Giroud.

Danny Purdy was sent home in tears after being told his new short, back and sides hairstyle breached school rules.

His mum, Sarah threatened to withdraw him from Brooklands Middle School in Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire, altogether. The Mum-of-two Sarah, 33, had to ask the school for materials so she can tutor Danny from home until the row is resolved.

She said: “We genuinely didn’t think a haircut like Danny’s was breaking the rules. As long as children wear their school uniforms correctly and work hard at school, I really don’t see what the problem is. I most certainly won’t stand by and watch them make my son feel like an outcast and exclude him from lessons. I always thought we think with our brains and not our hair, but clearly not.”

However, headteacher Steven Harrington-Williams defended the school’s stance. He said: “What happened was he came into school with a large portion of his hair shaved like Olivier Giroud. It was almost to the scalp while the rest was long. We don’t expect that sort of haircut in the school.”

Danny Purdy was later recalled after shaving off his Olivier Giroud hair style and a lesson session on hairstyle rules for school kids.

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