Olivier Giroud is 36 years old, wears the number 9 shirt in the French national team, and not only stands out for being the top scorer for the “bleus” with 52 goals, but also for his Christian faith.
France will play the final in Qatar on Sunday, December 18, after beating Morocco 2-0, while Argentina reaches the main game of the World Cup after defeating Croatia 3-0.
Giroud, who on Sunday November 18 will be part of the grand final between France and Messi’s Argentina, is an evangelical Christian and does not hesitate to express his faith in God.
On November 22, after the 4-1 win over Australia, a match in which he scored 2 goals, Giroud posted a photo of the France team backstage and wrote the Latin phrase “Solideo Gloria,” which can be translated as “Only to God the glory.”
Giroud, who usually celebrates his goals on his knees and with his arms raised to heaven, has expressed on different occasions the importance of his faith in Christ.
In an interview also published on November 22 by the Half French BrutOlivier Giroud said: “My strength today, my strength of character, my mental strength comes, of course, from my Christian faith, but also from my past.”
On his right arm, the forward who also plays for AC Milan in Italy and who recently visited sick children in a hospital for Christmas, has a tattoo that reads in Latin “Dominus regit me, et nihil mihi deerit”.
The phrase means, literally, “the Lord governs me, I shall lack nothing,” which is the phrase with which Psalm 23 begins.
In view of Christmas, the Rossoneri gave a smile to the young pazienti of the Maria Letizia Verga Center in Monza 🎄🤗
— AC Milan (@acmilan) November 28, 2022
Giroud, who was already champion with France in Russia in 2018, where curiously he did not score any goals, was unfaithful to his wife in 2014 when he was playing in the English Premier League.
The French striker publicly apologized to his wife Jennifer, with whom he has three children, and she forgave him.