According to L’Équipe Olivier Giroud’s former club Tours are exploring the possibility of renaming their stadium in honour of France’s now-all time goalscorer. A proposition is currently being led by former Marseille president (2002-2004) and mayor of Tours (from 2017-2020) Christophe Bouchet to change the name of Tours’ stadium from Vallée du Cher to Stade Olivier Giroud.
Giroud played at Tours from 2008 to to 2010 where he really kickstarted his career as a potent goalscorer in Ligue 2 where he in fact finished the 2009/10 season as the league’s highest scorer. For Tours he scored 38 goals in 69 appearances before a move to Montpellier.
The now AC Milan forward broke France’s all-time goalscorer record with his 52nd goal scored against Poland, also scoring in France’s win against England in the quarter final of the 2022 World Cup. This is all since joining the France national team for the first time 11 years ago at the age of 25.
GFFN | George Boxall