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Giroud becomes France's all-time top scorer

December 04, 2022 22:45 IST

Oliver Giroud

IMAGE: France’s Olivier Giroud celebrates after scoring the team's first goal against Poland. Photograph: Alex Grimm/Getty Images

Olivier Giroud scored against Poland in their World Cup last-16 clash on Sunday to become France's all-time top scorer with 52 goals.


Giroud, 36, had drawn level with Thierry Henry on 51 after netting a double in the defending champions' 4-1 win over Australia in their opening Group D game.

The AC Milan forward broke the record on his 117th appearance for France while Henry netted 51 times from 123 caps between 1997 and 2010.

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