LAFC Signs France Football Legend Olivier Giroud | Los Angeles Football Club

LAFC Signs France Football Legend Olivier Giroud | Los Angeles Football Club

After starting his professional career in France with Grenoble, Istres FC, and Tours FC, Giroud joined Montpellier HSC in 2010. During the 2011-12 campaign, Giroud led the league with 21 goals and helped Montpellier claim the Ligue 1 championship for the first and only time in club history.

On July 1, 2012, Giroud joined Arsenal of the English Premier League, where he would win three FA Cups (2014, 2015, 2017), three English Community Shield titles (2014, 2015, 2017), and receive the 2017 FIFA Puskás Award for best goal of the year. He scored 105 goals and registered 40 assists in 253 appearances across all competitions for Arsenal, including 12 goals in 29 UEFA Champions League games. He left Arsenal as the seventh-leading scorer in club history when he signed with Premier League side Chelsea in January 2018.

With Chelsea, Giroud lifted the FA Cup for the fourth time in his career, helping Chelsea win the competition in 2018 before leading the club to the UEFA Europa League one year later. The 2020-21 season would be Giroud’s last at Chelsea, and he made it a memorable one by scoring a team-high six goals in the UEFA Champions League, including all four in a 4-0 win at Sevilla during the Group Stage, to help Chelsea win the Champions League for the second time in its history. In two-and-a-half seasons with Chelsea, Giroud tallied 38 goals and 14 assists in 119 appearances in all competitions before joining AC Milan in July 2021.

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