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Chelsea striker Giroud: My brother played with Anelka and Henry

Chelsea striker Olivier Giroud has lifted the lid on his brother's football career.

Romain Giroud played at the Auxerre academy and represented France at under-15 and under-17 level, however he dropped a potential professional career to study and become a nutritionist.

Asked about the first football kit he had, Olivier told chelseafc.com: "Maybe my brother's France shirt from when he played with the youth national team. He played for France's Under-15s and I was six years old. He was a centre-back.

"He played with Henry, Trezeguet and Anelka! He was a talented player but he didn't have a professional football career in the end."

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