35 Facts About Antoine Griezmann

1. Antoine Griezmann comes up against his compatriot Karim Benzema on Saturday afternoon as Atletico Madrid host Real Madrid.

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2. Antoine Griezmann was rested for both legs of Atletico's tie against minnows Sant Andreu in the previous round.

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3. Antoine Griezmann spurned an excellent chance to win it eight minutes from time, shooting straight at Vaclik after racing through on goal, while Oblak denied Joris Gnagnon at the other end as a match featuring 12 yellow cards ended all-square.

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4. Antoine Griezmann moved to Spain when he was 14 years old, even though his parents didn't want him to leave France.

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5. Antoine Griezmann was playing against Germany at the Stade de France at the time of the attack.

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6. Antoine Griezmann is someone to watch out for in 2019 Griezmann.

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7. Antoine Griezmann has once been suspended from representing the French national team at any level for more than a year.

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8. Antoine Griezmann is not a person who inks his body without a reason.

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9. Antoine Griezmann was at that time very small-statured for his age.

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10. Antoine Griezmann travelled back to his homeown and began his career playing for hometown club UF Macon.

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11. Antoine Griezmann was born on the 21st of March 1991 in Macon, France by Alain Griezmann and Isabelle Griezmann (mother).

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12. Antoine Griezmann began attending school across the border in Bayonne while playing for the Real Sociedad at San Sebastian.

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13. In 2005, Antoine Griezmann played a friendly match against the Paris Saint-Germain youth academy while on trial with Montpollier and went on to impress several cub scouts with his impressive dribbling skills.

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14. Antoine Griezmann initially began playing for his local football club UF Macon and went on to appear in trials for various other clubs.

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15. Antoine Griezmann spent a lot of time in Pacos de Ferreira, especially his holidays during his early childhood.

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16. Antoine Griezmann was born on the 21st of March in 1991 in the small French village of Macon.

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17. Antoine Griezmann was offered a new deal to play for Atletico Madrid in 2014, and the couple made the move together.

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18. Antoine Griezmann has a dancemove named after him in the popular French novelty song "Logobitombo".

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19. Antoine Griezmann features in EA Sports' FIFA video game series: he appears 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.

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20. Antoine Griezmann has a sponsorship deal with German sportswear company Puma, and has appeared in commercials for the company.

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21. On 17 December 2017, Antoine Griezmann caused controversy by sharing a photo of himself dressed as a Harlem Globetrotter on his social media accounts; the outfit included darkened skin and an afro wig.

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22. Antoine Griezmann took the ensuing 30-yard free kick, which was headed by Mario Mandzukic into his own net to give France the lead in the 18th minute.

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23. On 27 February 2014, Antoine Griezmann received a call-up to France's senior squad by coach Didier Deschamps to play in a friendly against the Netherlands at the Stade de France.

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24. On 19 August 2017, Antoine Griezmann earned his first red card during a draw against Girona and received a two-match ban.

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25. On 23 June 2016, Antoine Griezmann signed a new contract with Atletico, which would keep him at the club until 2021.

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26. On 27 February 2016, Antoine Griezmann scored the only goal as Atletico won away to Real Madrid.

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27. On 22 August 2015, Antoine Griezmann scored the only goal as Atletico began the season with a home victory over promoted Las Palmas.

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28. Antoine Griezmann was the La Liga Player of the Month for January 2015 despite appearing in only three of Atletico's five matches.

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29. Antoine Griezmann made his debut in the Spanish first division on 29 August 2010, in the season's first match.

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30. When he first arrived at Real Sociedad, Antoine Griezmann lodged with the club's French scout while attending school across the border in Bayonne, training in the evenings at the club's headquarters in San Sebastian.

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31. Antoine Griezmann had begun his career playing for hometown club UF Macon.

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32. Antoine Griezmann was born in the commune of Macon in the departement of Saone-et-Loire.

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33. Antoine Griezmann earned his first cap for the senior national team in 2014, and played at that year's World Cup, helping his country to the quarter-finals.

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34. Antoine Griezmann is a former French youth international, representing his country at under-19, under-20 and under-21 level, and was part of the team that won the 2010 UEFA European Under-19 Championship on home soil.

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35. Antoine Griezmann is a French professional footballer who plays as a forward for Atletico Madrid and the French national team.

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