Antoine Griezmann (Mâcon, March 21, 1991) is a French footballer who usually plays as a shadow striker or winger. He left for Atlético Madrid in September 2021, which took him over from FC Barcelona on a rental basis. Griezmann made his debut in the France national football team in 2014.
Griezmann made ten appearances for Young France, scoring three times. In November 2012, Griezmann was suspended until December 31, 2013 for disciplinary reasons.
On March 5, 2014, he made his debut for France in the friendly against the Netherlands. He started in the starting eleven and was replaced after 68 minutes by Loïc Rémy. France won the friendly 2–0 after goals from Karim Benzema and Blaise Matuidi. On June 1, 2014, in the exhibition game against Paraguay, he scored the opening goal after 82 minutes in the Allianz Riviera in Nice. A few minutes later, the Paraguayans tied the score via Víctor Cáceres, who also determined the final score. Against Jamaica, the match France won 8–0, France's number 11 jersey scored twice.
At the World Cup finals in Brazil, Griezmann played all five matches of Les Bleus. After the World Cup, he played friendly internationals with the French national team for two years. National coach Didier Deschamps included him in the French selection for the European Championship 2016 on 12 May 2016, in his own country. He and his teammates reached the final, which they lost 0–1 to Portugal. Griezmann became the tournament's top scorer with six goals. UEFA also voted him the best player of the European Championship afterwards.
Griezmann also went to the 2018 World Cup in Russia. France reached the final here, beating Croatia 4-2. Griezmann converted a penalty. He was voted Man of The Match. He scored a total of 4 goals during this World Cup and was awarded the Bronze Ball for his performance at the tournament.