Philip Escobillana

World Cup 2022

Olivier Giroud scored twice for Australia and managed to be the top scorer for the French team, equaling the mark that belonged to Thierry Henry.

Giroud celebrates one of his goals against Australia
© GettyGiroud celebrates one of his goals against Australia

two goals scored Olivier Giroud on the 4-1 win for France against Australia in the World Cup in Qatar, which allowed him to become the all-time top scorer for Les Bleus, the extraordinary Thierry Henry in first position.

Giroud, 36 years old and highly questioned for not having scored so many in the 2018 World Cup in Russia, reached 51 goals and reached the record of the world champion in 1998, who has been retired since 2014.

The important thing for the AC Milan striker is that he has many chances to extend his record, as he will continue to be the 9 starter in Qatar after the absence of Karim Benzemá, so it is possible that he will surpass Titi.

The first option for that will be this Saturday, when at 1:00 p.m. they face Denmark on the second date of Group D. Then, France will close their participation in the first phase against Tunisia.

Of the current players in the French team, Kylian Mbappé appears in the top ten, although still far behind with 28 goals. Of course, his youth will surely lead him to score many more goals for the team currently coached by Didier Deschamps.

Historical scorers of France

1. Olivier Giroud 51

2. Thierry Henry 51

3. Antoine Griezmann 42

4.Michel Platini41

5. Karim Benzema 37

6. David Trezeguet 34

7. Zinedine Zidane 31

8. Just Fontaine 30

9. Jean Pierre Papin 30

10. Kylian Mbappe 28

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