Giroud reveals that his elder brother played with Thierry Henry, Trezeguet and Anelka

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Chelsea striker Olivier Giroud has won lots of trophies as a player, including the World Cup, and the 33-year-old isn’t done.

Giroud has revealed that his elder brother who didn’t make it as a professional footballer played with French football greats such as Thierry Henry, David Trezeguet and Nicholas Anelka while as a youth player.

In an interview with the official club website, Giroud revealed the first football kit he ever wore, and he said it was that of his brother.

Giroud said: “Maybe my brother’s France shirt from when he played with the youth national team. He played for France’s Under-15s and I was six years old. He was a centre-back.

“He played with Henry, Trezeguet and Anelka! He was a talented player but he didn’t have a professional football career in the end.”

Giroud has done well for himself in his career and in his two years as a Chelsea player, having won the FA Cup and Europa League.

Speaking about his move to Chelsea from rivals Arsenal, Gunners legend Henry said at the time: “I cannot fault him or be upset with him for going to Chelsea when he’s not playing for Arsenal.

“The way he likes to play suits Antonio Conte’s football, he likes a target man with a brain. I wish him all the best but Arsenal have lost a great support player.”

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