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Giroud, unheard of since 1928!

Author of a double on Tuesday against Sweden, Olivier Giroud signed a historic performance with the France team.

Olivier Giroud is indeed unsinkable. New example with his performance against Sweden, just six days after his game missed in large widths against Finland (0-2). Three days after starting the match on the bench against Portugal, the tricolor world champion this time started well and struck a big blow with a double.

Two goals that contributed to the success of the Blues (4-2) and allowed the second highest scorer in the history of the France team to bring his total to 44 goals, seven lengths behind Thierry Henry and his 51 goals. Thanks to this double, the Chelsea striker, on the other hand, deprived the former Gunner of two of his records. He has indeed become the top scorer in the history of the Blues at the Stade de France, with 22 goals against 20 for the current coach of the Montreal Impact, but also the top scorer for the Blues in France with this time 32 goals against 31 for the native of Les Ulis.

Fifth oldest scorer in the history of the Blues

At 34 years and 48 days old, Olivier Giroud has also achieved a performance more visible in the France team for 92 years. It is indeed necessary to go back to May 29, 1928 and a match against Italy to find an older player to register a double. Juste Brouzes was indeed 34 years and 132 days old during the defeat conceded to Squadra Azzurra despite the two goals of the Red Star player.

Only four players scored with the Blues when they were older: Roger Marche (35 years and 287 days), Laurent Blanc (34 years and 205 days), Juste Brouzes and Frank Leboeuf (34 years and 124 days).

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