“Will Grigg’s on fire”: what happened to the life of the Eurocup star in 2016 and who today plays in the fifth division

“Will Grigg’s on fire”: what happened to the life of the Eurocup star in 2016 and who today plays in the fifth division
“Will Grigg’s on fire”: what happened to the life of the Eurocup star in 2016 and who today plays in the fifth division

Football has great stories, and a chapter was written with pen and fist… Lung, the fans of North Ireland. It was during the Euro 2016when they made Will Grigga modest forward who barely made the cut for the call, the great star of that edition of the continental tournament.

The story dates back to the months prior to the contest that was held in France, to which Northern Ireland had its first historic participation. The epic was achieved after defeating Greece 3-1 at Windsor Park, in a playoff match.

And while the story could go how they reached the Round of 16 in a group in which they were also Germany, Poland and Ukrainethe reality is that they were news for another reason: Will Grigg.

Or rather, by the song that the thousands of Northern Irish sang in each of the four matches that Northern Ireland played in the competition, both in the preview, with beers in their hands, and inside the stadium, with the match at stake. .

The chant “Will Grigg’s on fire” captured all the attention at EURO 2016

The song was simple “Will Grigg’s on fire, your defense is terrified”, which translated would be something like “Will Grigg is on, your defense is terrified.” All this although the striker, who at that time played for Wigan, He didn’t step on the field for even a minute during the tournament.

The song, which emerged from Wigan fanswhere Will Grigg was dispatched with 25 goals in 40 League One games (England’s third division) is today one of the most remembered aspects of that Euro Cup, which by the way was won by Cristiano Ronaldo’s Portugal.

What about Will Grigg’s life?

Will Grigg brought his goals to the English fifth division.

Will Grigg is 32 years old today, so he could easily be in the best moment of his career for a central striker. The great scorers in football have already proven it amply. But the Northern Irishman, a football worker, took his goals to the English fifth division.

After that stage in Wigan, Grigg wore the shirts of Sunderland, MK Dons, Rotherdam and at the beginning of last season he reached ChesterfieldEdit. There he scored 24 goals in 38 games and was one of the main architects of the champion, which will return to first-class competitions in England, with its promotion to League Two.

Will Grigg scored 24 goals as Chesterfield rose to League Two this season.

In his career he recorded two Football League titles (with Rotherdam and Sunderland) and another two League One titles, both with Wigan. Furthermore, he was the top scorer in League One in that 2015/16 season and in 2017/18 he was the top scorer in neither more nor less than the FA Cup.

We may not have been able to see Will Grigg shine at the first level of world football, but the sport will forever remember his name and the now legendary anthem in his name. “Will Grigg’s on fire, your defense is terrified… na-na-na-na-na-na-na-na…”

 
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