Who is Antoine Griezmann’s wife? Erika Choperena Wiki Biography
Erika Choperena was born in Spain, on 5 March 1991 – her birth sign is Pisces and she holds Spanish nationality. Erika is a child psychologist, who came under the spotlight after marrying Antoine Griezmann, a famous French soccer player.
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Early life and education
Erika spent her early life in Spain with her parents – her father works for an information technology company, while her mother is a teacher, philanthropist, and a social worker. Erika attended a high school in Madrid before enrolling at San Sebastian University, graduating with a bachelor’s degree in psychology in 2013.
Erika launched her career on the internet when she became a blogger – she ran a beauty blog until marrying Antoine Griezmann. After the wedding, numbers of Antoine’s female fans began following the blog, while those who were not happy with Erika becoming his wife began making disparaging remarks, which led Erika to shut down her website. She is currently working as a child psychologist.
Marriage with Antoine
Erika and Antoine met in 2011 while she was studying at San Sebastian University, and Antoine was playing soccer for the Real Sociedad club– they began dating shortly after being introduced, and Erika followed him after he was transferred to Atletico Madrid.
She gave birth to their daughter, Mia Griezmann in April 2016, and a year later Erika and Antoine married in secret at the Palacio de Galiana castle in Toledo, Spain – they welcomed their son Amaron on 8 April 2019.
Who is Antoine Griezmann?
Antoine Griezmann was born in Macon, France on 21 March 1991 – his sun sign is Aries and he holds French nationality. He is a famous soccer player currently playing for Barcelona, a Spanish club, while he is also playing for the French national team.
Antoine was raised by his mother Isabelle, who worked as a supervisor of a cleaning team in a hospital before her retirement, and his father Alain, who is a town councilor. Antoine launched his career in soccer with the UF Macon club, and while being on trial with Montpellier, he played against the Paris Saint-Germain soccer team in Paris, and so impressed several scouts with his performance that he was invited to spend a week with the Real Sociedad Spanish soccer club, which turned into two weeks before he signed a youth contract with the team.
He began playing for the club’s first team four years after joining them –his first competitive game was on 2 September 2009 when his team lost 2-0 to Rayo Vallecano. He signed a professional five-year contract with Real Sociedad worth €30 million, ahead of other teams interested in having him play for them included Lyon, Auxerre, and Saint-Etienne.
On 28 July 2014, Antoine was transferred to Atletico Madrid from Real Sociedad for around €30 million, signing a six-year contract with the club. He became the La Liga Player of the Month in January 2015, even though he played in only three out of five Atletico’s matches.
He was subsequently selected as a forward in the Team of the Year at the La Liga Awards, together with Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo, currently the two best soccer players in the world.
He signed a new contract with Atletico on 23 June 2016, which was to keep him with the club to 2021. He became La Liga Player of the Month once again in February 2018, and Atletico won the 2017-2018 Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) Europa League, which was their third trophy in nine years.
Antoine made an announcement on 14 May 2019 that he was leaving Atletico and moving to Barcelona, after being bought-out for €120 million.
Antoine has a sister who survived the Paris terrorist attacks in November 2015, she was at the Bataclan theatre which was one of the targeted places, while Antoine was playing with the French national team against Germany when the attacks happened. She is working on becoming Antoine’s image rights manager, while their younger brother Theo is a soccer player as well, currently playing for Sporting Macon.
Erika’s likes and hobbies
- Erika enjoys eating good food and tasting different cuisines while her favorite is continental.
- She likes going shopping for clothes and often shares her outfit combinations on her Instagram account.
- Travelling is one of her hobbies – she has followed her husband all around Europe for his soccer matches, with her favorite destination being Italy.
- Her favorite color is pink.
- Erika enjoys watching movies starring Tom Cruise and Emily Blunt, including “The Last Samurai”, “The Girl on the Train”, and “Rain Man”.
Appearance and net worth
Erika is 28 years old. She has long brown hair and brown eyes, is 5ft 4ins (1.63m) tall, and weighs around 121lbs (55kgs). Her vital statistics are 32-26-33, and she wears shoes size six. Her net worth is over $700,000, while her husband Antoine’s net worth is over $60 million at the latest count!