father Alain, is of Alsatian descent, hence the Germanic
surname. His mother Isabelle is of Portuguese descent.
His grand father, Amaro Lopes, was a Portuguese footballer
for FC Paços de Ferreira. As a child, Griezmann
often spent his holidays in Paços de Ferreira.
As a boy Antoine Griezmann embarked on several trials
with professional clubs in order to earn a spot in
one of their youth academies, but was constantly rejected
due to his size and lightweight frame, which clubs
In 2005, while on trial with Montpellier, Griezmann
played in a friendly match against the youth academy
of Paris St.-Germain, and impressed several clubs,
notably Spanish club Real Sociedad, whose scouts were
attending the event.
His sister Maude was a survivor of the siege of the
Bataclan theatre in the November 2015 Paris attacks,
which took place as he was playing against Germany
at the Stade de France.