Antoine Griezmann

BARCELONA - MARCH, 14: Antoine Griezmann of Atletico Madrid duri

Griezmann in 2015, photo by Maxisports/Bigstock.com

Place of Birth: Mâcon, France

Date of Birth: 21 March, 1991

Ethnicity:
*Alsatian German (father)
*Portuguese (mother)

Antoine Griezmann is a French professional footballer.

Antoine is the son of Isabelle and Alain Griezmann. His father is of Alsatian German descent. His mother is of Portuguese ancestry; her family is from Paços de Ferreira.

Antoine never played professional football in his home country, since he was fourteen when he left France for the academy at Real Sociedad, the Spanish football club based in the city of San Sebastián, Basque Country. Because of this, in France he is regarded as more Spanish than French by the local press.

Antoine is married to Erika Choperena, who is from Basque country in Spain. The couple has a daughter.

Antoine’s paternal great-grandparents were Emile Léger Grieszmann and Marie Grieszmann. Marie was the daughter of Victor Ernest Grieszmann, who was born in Meung-sur-Loire, Loiret, France, and of Marie Stéphanie Zeph, who was born in Pas-de-Calais, France; they were of German descent. Antoine’s great-grandparents were cousins.

Antoine’s maternal grandparents were named Amaro Lopes and Carolina. Amaro was a footballer for F.C. Paços de Ferreira.

Sources: http://www.independent.co.uk
http://www.sofoot.com
http://www.maisfutebol.iol.pt
http://www.rfgenealogie.com

10 Responses

  1. vitordesouza says:

    he has portuguese ancestry :D

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