Sunday, France will meet Portugal at the Stade de France, four years after the victory of the Seleçao in the final of the Euro 2016. With Olivier Giroud who became, on Wednesday, the second best in the history of the Blues.
At 34, Olivier Giroud does not weaken. While he doesn’t often have a voice with the Blues, he never stops showing himself to his advantage with the Blues. Wednesday, for its 100e selection, the tricolor world champion fully participated in the offensive festival of the France team at the Stade France against Ukraine (7-1), splitting two new goals in the jersey struck by the rooster.
Enough to allow him to confirm his great form with now 10 goals in his last 14 appearances in blue, but especially to count 42 goals in the selection, which makes him the second highest scorer in history for the French team, ahead of Michel Platini and its 41 international achievements. And with 42 goals in 100 selections, the Savoyard has a very respectable ratio.
5 goals ahead of CR7
If he is a good distance from Michel Platini (0.57) or Jean-Pierre Papin (0.48), on the other hand he does better than Thierry Henry (0.41), Antoine Griezmann (0.4) or Karim Benzema (0.33). Above all, with his 42 goals, he can boast of being ahead of Cristiano Ronaldo. Because if CR7 can boast of posting 101 goals in 166 caps before facing the France team on Sunday at the Stade de France, the Portuguese only had 37 goals after his first 100 caps. It is clear that the five-time Golden Ball has passed the overdrive since then with no less than 64 goals in his last 66 appearances for the Seleçao …
After 100 selections, the most effective is none other than Neymar, author of 61 goals, in front of two others of the finest triggers of the moment, Robert lewandowseki (55) and Luis Suarez (52).
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