Who Is France's All-Time Top Scorer? Who Surpassed Thierry Henry's Record?

Olivier Giroud created history on Sunday by becoming France's all-time leading goalscorer and scoring against Poland in the World Cup 2022. The AC Milan striker was equal with Thierry Henry going into France's fourth tournament encounter before scoring at the Al Thumama Stadium.
Giroud, 36, made his international debut in a friendly against Germany in February 2012 and has since risen through the ranks. Scoring his 52nd goal for France against Poland with a straightforward, polished finish. Olivier Giroud made history on Sunday by becoming France's all-time top scorer.

Olivier Giroud in Worldcup 2022, Who Is France's All-Time Top Scorer? Who Surpassed Thierry Henry's Record?Source: AP News

France and AC Milan striker Olivier Giroud has become the all-time top goal-scorer for his national team, equaling Arsenal and Barcelona legend Thierry Henry’s record. Giroud scored a brace to take his goal-scoring tally to 51 as France hammered Australia 4-1 in their opening match at the 2022 FIFA World Cup.
France's oldest campaigner in this World Cup - Giroud, brought out his vintage best in a 10-minute burst towards the later stages of the first half to score his first goal of the day. He peeled off his marker to fire Adrien Rabiots’s cut-back to give France the lead in the 32nd minute.

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In the match between France and Poland in the round of the 1/8 World Cup 2022, Olivier Giroud had conflicting situations in the first half. 29 minutes, Milan's striker missed the opportunity due to Dembele creating. After France won the ball, Dembele escaped close to the touchline and stretched to clear Giroud. But the 36-year-old striker rushed in a beat late and was unable to score from less than 3 meters.
However, Giroud is known as a striker who prefers to score harder than easy. This was proven by him before the end of the first half. In the 44th minute, Giroud suddenly accelerated to break the Polish offside trap and cross-legged goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny, thereby clearing the deadlock for France. Notably, this was Giroud's 52nd goal for France. That was just enough to help him surpass the legendary Thierry Henry to become the highest scorer in Les Bleu's history. Giroud made his debut for France in 2011 and this is also the only year he has not scored for this team.

France's All-Time Leading Goalscorer, Who Is France's All-Time Top Scorer? Who Surpassed Thierry Henry's Record?Source: France 24

In total, after 11 years, Giroud scored 52 goals in 116 matches for France, averaging 0.45 goals per game. More amazingly, the performance of this once-criticized striker is also higher than Henry, who scored 51 goals in 123 games for Les Bleus. With still maintaining a stable form, Giroud promises to increase this terrible record.
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