Official: Chelsea extend Olivier Giroud's contract to 2019/2020 season

The center-forward joined the club during the transfer window from January 2018 and has so far made 62 appearances and scored 17 goals.

During his time as a Chelsea player, Giroud became a world champion with France and continued to perform well on the European stage at the club, scoring 10 times
in the Europa League this season while helping the team to reach the final against his team . previous club Arsenal.

Giroud is the best scorer in the 2018/19 tournament and is the first Chelsea player to achieve double goals in a single season of European football.

I am very happy to sign a new contract said Olivier Giroud. I really wanted to stay for at least another year - I felt part of the team, the family, from the beginning
and I hope there are more trophies to come.

Chelsea director Marina Granovskaia added: "We are very thrilled that Olivier has been a Chelsea player for another season. Since joining us 18 months ago, he has
sometimes had to be patient and wait for opportunities but still so was able to make a positive contribution to the team.

"Whether for his altruistic connection or his 10 goals in the Europa League this season, he has been a crucial member of the team and we hope he can win a second
 medal from the winner of Chelsea in Baku later this month to follow the FA Cup victory in last season.

The defining moment of Giroud's first season as Blue was at Wembley in the World Cup semi-final. He skillfully slalomed through Southampton's defense to open the
scoring and subsequently led the front line in the final against Manchester United by raising the trophy for the fourth time in his career.

Other notable goals from last season include two in a memorable fight to win when Southampton were also opponents and the only goal of the home win over Liverpool.

This season's 32-year UEFA Europa League goals include a perfect hat-trick at Dynamo Kiev, a right-foot attack, a left-foot and a header.

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