Olivier Giroud: What is the World Cup winner's net worth?

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The AC Milan striker was one of the most pivotal players in France's journey to the World Cup 2018 championship in Russia. Read on to discover how much Olivier Giroud is worth.

While football is considered a ‘beautiful game’, it all comes down to one thing: scoring goals. If you can pull that off, you'll be able to play on any squad. Consider the French striker Olivier Giroud as an example. He may not be the fastest or most gifted player on the field, but he understands what to do in the offensive third.

Olivier Giroud: What is the World Cup winner's net worth? Marc Atkins

Though being a late bloomer, Olivier Giroud's role in both his club and the France national team is highly crucial, owing to his ability to impact a match. His team, France, is on their way to a second consecutive World Cup championship after a 2-0 win over Morocco at Al Bayt Stadium on Wednesday. Facing Lionel Messi's Argentina in the final, Giroud will need to try his best to defend France's reigning title after their triumph in 2018 in Russia.

Olivier Giroud is a late bloomer

According to 90min, the attacker progressed through the ranks of his local club Grenoble before obtaining his first long-term contract at the age of 21. While his goal-scoring skills did not stand out at the senior level, he has shown enough to warrant a transfer to Tours. There, he began to find the back of the net with greater frequency.

Olivier Giroud: What is the World Cup winner's net worth? Christian Liewig-Corbis

Giroud made the big time in 2010, signing for Ligue 1's Montpellier. The team reached the 2011 Coupe de la Ligue final and won the 2011-12 Ligue 1 title because of their striker's offensive ability. During that championship-winning season, Giroud scored 21 league goals, which drew the attention much bigger teams, including Arsenal.

Before transferring across town to Chelsea, he would amass more than 100 goals and three FA Cup victories with the Gunners. Before leaving England fully, he would win trophies there, including the Europa League against his former team. He joined AC Milan in the summer of 2021, and despite his old age, he assisted the team in winning the long-coveted Serie A.

Giroud is a very important player for France

Giroud has seen comparable success while playing for France. The striker won his first cap in 2011, despite being a very late bloomer and never representing his nation at the youth level. He's since established himself as a mainstay with Les Bleus.

Olivier Giroud: What is the World Cup winner's net worth? Alessandro Sabattini

Unbelievably, Giroud has now achieved more goals for the men's national team than any other player in French history thanks to his hold-up play at the 2018 World Cup. With 53 goals, Giroud is now the all-time leading goalscorer for the France national team, surpassing the likes of Thierry Henry or Antoine Griezmann.

Olivier Giroud's net worth

According to wtfoot, Giroud's net worth is expected to be around $10 million and it mainly comes from his football contracts.

According to Celebrity Net Worth, the striker's pay increased from a little over $3 million per season to almost $7 million during his tenure with Arsenal. Giroud could have also received some extra bonuses because the Gunners won three FA Cups while he was playing in North London.

Olivier Giroud: What is the World Cup winner's net worth? Michael Regan - FIFA

After transferring to Chelsea, his income stayed equal; FB-Ref lists $6.9 million in compensation for three seasons as unconfirmed estimates.

Giroud's annual salary has decreased after relocating to Italy, hovering between $4 million and $5 million. Even if it might not seem like much money, especially in terms of professional sports in North America, it still shows how good he was on the field. Earning so much money at Milan at the age of 36 demonstrates that the forward still has some very genuine worth since Serie A just lacks the financial clout of the Premier League.

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