Barcelona forward Antoine Griezmann and his wife gave birth to their third child together on Thursday, with the news making headlines across the football world. Alba Griezmann is the third child of his to be born on the same day, with all three being born on 8 April in 2016, 2019 and 2021.
🍼 Alba Griezmann 8 avril 2021 à 10h24. ❤️
— Antoine Griezmann (@AntoGriezmann) April 8, 2021
The news has provoked many incredulous reactions, with most football fans astounded that such a coincidence could occur. It’s yet to be seen whether Griezmann will be included in the Barcelona squad to face Real Madrid in La Liga this coming weekend or whether he’ll take it off on paternity leave.
Antoine Griezmann has become a father for the third time. All of his children were born on the same day:
April 8. 2016 👶
April 8. 2019 👶
April 8. 2021 👶 pic.twitter.com/Ov50F6J3dT
— ESPN FC (@ESPNFC) April 8, 2021
Griezmann has enjoyed a mixed start to life on the pitch in Catalonia ever since his big-money move from Atletico Madrid in the summer of 2019. He’s performed well, but not to the degree one would expect from a World Cup winner who was supposed to add another dimension to Barcelona’s attack. Off the pitch, however, he seems content, and phenomenally ordered.