Antoine Griezmann

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

Griezmann in 2015, photo by Maxisports/

Place of Birth: Mâcon, France

Date of Birth: 21 March, 1991

*father – German, likely French
*mother – Portuguese

Antoine Griezmann is a French professional footballer. He plays as a forward for La Liga club Atlético Madrid and the France national team.

Antoine is the son of Isabelle and Alain Griezmann. His father is of at least part German descent. His mother is of Portuguese ancestry; her family is from Paços de Ferreira. At fourteen, 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 has been 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 three children.

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 grandfather was named Amaro Lopes. Amaro was a footballer for F.C. Paços de Ferreira.

Antoine’s maternal grandmother was named Carolina.


11 Responses

  1. Blahby says:

    He’s cute.

  2. Textine says:

    Looks more French than German or Portuguese, I would actually say that he is the most French looking person on the team. Veretout, Rabiot, possibly Pavard (even though he’s half-Hungarian Jewish) looks French aswell, but less so than Griezmann.

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