Eyes on the sky, arms outstretched and a sentence: "Scoring goals and memories". A poster in honor of Olivier Giroud was unveiled Friday in Froges, the village of 3,300 inhabitants about twenty kilometers northeast of Grenoble where the 36-year-old French international striker grew up.

@_OlivierGiroud_ has his Zidane style poster in Froges, the Isère village where he grew up. The visual was unveiled today. pic.twitter.com/dFoOYm6D3q

— France Bleu Isère (@francebleuisere) March 17, 2023

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According to France Bleu Isère, this work financed by Puma, one of the sponsors of the AC Milan centre-forward, will remain on the wall of the building for at least one year, with two renewable years. Like a footballer's contract, actually...

"He's our champion"

Former classmate of Giroud and now assistant to sports at the town hall of Froges, Julien di Frenza explains that he was inspired by the poster of Zinedine Zidane in Marseille, in 1998. "For us, it was natural, he's our champion, he's the best striker in the world," he told the radio station.

According to his brother Romain, present Friday, the top scorer in the history of the Blues (53 goals to date) "is very moved, very proud, very touched also by the place attributed to him by the town". Bondy had paid a similar tribute to Kylian Mbappé in December 2019.

  • Football
  • Sport
  • France national football team
  • Olivier Giroud
  • Grenoble
  • Isère
  • Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
  • Rhône-Alpes
  • Milan AC