- Also Known As:
- Le Petit Diable
- Date of Birth:
- March 21, 1991
- 5' 9"
Antoine Griezmann (born Antoine Griezmann in Macon, France on March 21, 1991) is a French soccer player who plays as a forward for Atletico Madrid. He began his career in Spain for Real Sociedad, where he made 179 appearances and scored 46 goals. He was transferred to Atletico in 2014 for $33 million, and since moving to a more central striker position has profited under the management of Diego Simeone. The diminutive striker has also played for the French national team, and is recognized as one of their star performers.
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In 2015, Antoine finished the season with 22 goals in 37 games. He was voted into the LFP Awards Team of the Year, alongside Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo.
Antoine is in a relationship with Erika Choperena. They have one child together, a baby girl called Mia, who was born on April 8, 2016. His sister Maude Griezmann was a survivor at the Bataclan Theater in the Paris terrorist attacks in November. Antoine was playing in the game at the Stade de France against Germany when a bomb went off outside the stadium.