Who is Antoine Griezmann?
Antoine Griezmann is a French professional footballer. He plays as a forward for the La Liga football club, Atlético Madrid, and for the France national team. Griezmann has played as a striker, winger and attacking mid-fielder since the launch of his career.
Antoine Griezmann has won the La Liga Best Player, UEFA Europa League, UEFA Super Cup, and Supercopa de España after he moved to Atlético in 2014. He was also nominated for the Best FIFA Men’s Player and Balloon d’Or in 2016 and 2018.
Antoine Griezmann was born on March 21, 1991, in the commune of Mâcon, department of Saône-et-Loire, France. He was born as one of three children to Alan Griezmann (father) and Isabella Lopes (mother). Griezmann is 31 years old as of December 2022. He has two siblings named Maud and Théo Griezmann respectively.
Antoine Griezmann is of German and Portuguese descent. His paternal ancestors are said to be immigrants from Germany who settled in France in the 19th century. He spent most of his childhood holidays in Paços de Ferreira, Portugal.
About Antoine Griezmann’s parents
Antoine Griezmann’s parents are Alan Griezmann (father) and Isabella Lopes (mother). Antoine Griezmann’s father, Alan Griezmann is a well-known politician and town councillor. His lineage reportedly migrated from Münster, Germany, to France in the early days of the 19th century. He is said to have changed his family name from “Griesmann” to “Griezmann”.
Antoine Griezmann’s mother, Isabelle Lopes is a former supervisor of a hospital’s cleaning team. She is of Portuguese descent and the daughter of Amaro Lopes. Her father was a Portuguese football player for Paços de Ferreira.
About Antoine Griezmann’s siblings
Antonie Griezmann has two full siblings named Maud Griezmann and Théo Griezmann respectively. According to reports, Maud Griezmann is an image rights manager, while Théo Griezmann runs a fashion brand.
a. Maud Griezmann
Maud Griezmann is Antoine Griezmann’s older sister. She was born on April 7, 1988, in Macon, France. She is 34 years old as of December 2022. She is reportedly a survivor of the Paris terrorist attack that took place on November 13, 2015, at the Bataclan theatre.
Maud Griezmann works as Antoine’s publicity manager. She made news in 2016 when she finally allowed the picture of Antoine and his wife to appear in the media in July 2016. More information about Maud Griezmann is currently scarce in the media as she prefers to stay out of the spotlight.
b. Théo Griezmann
Théo Griezmann is Antoine Griezmann’s younger brother. He was born on August 30, 1996. He is 26 years old as of the time of publishing this article. According to Antoine’s Wikipedia page, Théo Griezmann also plays football. He reportedly plays for an amateur French football club called “Sporting Mâcon”. Théo created a sportswear brand called “GZ Brand” in 2015.
The footballer’s brother is also said to be a fan and friend of the Manchester United player, Paul Pogba. He shared a picture of himself and Pogba on Twitter in August 2016.
Antoine Griezmann’s marriage and relationship
As of the time of publishing this article (December 2022), Antoine Griezmann is married to his Spanish girlfriend, Erika Choperena. The lovebirds met in 2011, dated for about six years and tied the knot in a secret wedding ceremony in 2017. They have been married for five years and still counting as of the time of writing this article. Their union is blessed with 3 children.
List of Antoine Griezmann’s girlfriends
Antoine Griezmann has no other publicly known girlfriend or lover aside from his wife, Erika Choperena. There is no available information about his past relationships or romantic involvement with any other lady in the media.
About Antoine Griezmann’s marriage to Erika Choperena
Erika Choperena is a child psychologist. She was born on March 5, 1990, though some media sources record her birth year as 1991. The player’s wife is in her early 30s as of 2022. Erika Choperena was also said to be a blogger before marriage. She obtained a degree in Child Psychology from San Sebastián University.
Antoine Griezmann and Erika Choperena got married on June 15, 2017, in a secret ceremony in Toledo at the Palacio de Galiana in Spain. They met in 2011 and dated for about 6 years before making their relationship official. At the time of their meeting, Antoine Griezmann was in his early days at Real Sociedad, while Erika Choperena was studying at San Sebastián University.
In his autobiography “Getting to The Top of World Football”, Antoine Griezmann admitted that he initially tried to seduce his wife before he got her attention.
Erika was studying in a school next to where I trained, we crossed roads a couple of times and we began to text each other. For a year and a half, I sent her messages, I tried to seduce her.
Their union is blessed with three children. They had their first child a year before their wedding. As of the time of writing, the couple seems to be enjoying every bit of their five-years union as they are always seen in each other’s company.
Though Antoine Griezmann and his wife Erika Choperena initially kept their relationship away from the public until 2016, Choperena now regularly shares photos of her husband and children on her Instagram page. She is also said to be a passionate football fan.
Antoine Griezmann speaks highly of his wife and he seems to love her dearly. He was even fined £520 pounds in 2017 for showing a T-shirt with a handwritten birthday message to her after scoring a goal against Valencia.
The writing on the shirt read “Feliz Cumple Gordita” which translates to”Happy Birthday Chubby”.
Speaking about his wife, Antoine Griezmann said;
She’s cool, very homely, like me. When she has something in mind, you have to do it, otherwise you’ll get caught out. She likes to laugh, she cooks me food, and does everything to make me feel good.
Antoine Griezmann’s children
As of the time of publishing this article (December 2022), Antoine Griezmann is the proud father of three children, (two boys and a girl). The children are named Mia Griezmann, Amaro Griezmann and Alba Griezmann respectively. According to information gathered by DNB Stories Africa, all of Griezmann’s children share the same birthday and it is quite amazing to the public how the footballer made it possible.
According to Griezmann, he has no magic in his children sharing the same birthdays.
I don’t have a magic potion to explain such a thing except to tell you that when you are calm, relaxed on holiday, without pressure or matches or training, things happen naturally.
List of Antoine Griezmann’s children:
- Mia Griezmann
- Amaro Griezmann
- Alba Griezmann
a. Mia Griezmann
Mia Griezmann is the first child and only daughter of Antoine Griezmann and his wife Erika Choperena. He was born on April 8, 2016. She is 6 years old as of 2022. She was born a year before her parents tied the knot.
b. Amaro Griezmann
Amaro Griezmann is the first son and second child of Antoine Griezmann and his wife Erika Choperena. He was born on April 8, 2019. He is 3 years old as of the time of publishing this article. He was named after his paternal grandfather.
c. Alba Griezmann
Alba Griezmann is Antoine Griezmann’s third child. He was born on April 8, 2021. He is a year old as of 2022. His father announced his birth via a tweet in 2021.
Alba Griezmann, April 8, 2021 at 10:24 am.