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Granit Xhaka
Granit Xhaka
Personal information
Full name Granit Xhaka
Date of birth 27 September 1992 (1992-09-27) (age 27)
Place of birth    Gnjilane, Flag of SFR Yugoslavia 001 Yugoslavia
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current club England Arsenal
Number 34
Youth clubs
2000–2002
2002–2010
Switzerland FC Concordia Basel
Switzerland FC Basel
Senior clubs
Years Club App (Gls)
2010–2012
2012–2016
2016–
Switzerland FC Basel
Germany Mönchengladbach
England Arsenal
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National team
2008–2009
2009–2010
2010–2011
2010–2011
2011–
Switzerland Switzerland U17
Switzerland Switzerland U18
Switzerland Switzerland U19
Switzerland Switzerland U21
Switzerland Switzerland
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082 00(12)

Granit Xhaka (born 27 September 1992) is a Swiss professional footballer who plays as a midfielder for English club Arsenal. Swiss national manager Ottmar Hitzfeld once dubbed him the "young Schweinsteiger", while former Arsenal defender Johan Djourou has praised his tackling, versatility, and physicality, also comparing his passing range to that of Andrea Pirlo.

Xhaka began his career at hometown club Basel, winning the Swiss Super League in both of his seasons. He then moved to Bundesliga team Borussia Mönchengladbach in 2012, playing 140 official games and scoring nine goals.

He has been a full international for Switzerland since 2011, gaining more than 40 caps. He was included in their squad for the 2014 FIFA World Cup and UEFA Euro 2016.

External links

Arsenal FC
Arsenal F.C. squad - 2019–20

1 Leno · 2 Bellerín · 3 Tierney · 5 Papastathopoulos · 8 Ceballos · 9 Lacazette · 10 Özil · 11 Torreira · 14 Aubameyang · 15 Maitland-Niles · 16 Holding · 17 Cédric · 19 Pépé · 20 Mustafi · 21 Chambers · 22 Marí · 23 Luiz · 24 Nelson · 26 Martínez · 28 Willock · 29 Guendouzi · 30 Nketiah · 31 Kolašinac · 34 Xhaka · 35 Martinelli · 77 Saka ·

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Switzerland – 2014 FIFA World Cup – Round of 16

1. Benaglio 2. Lichtsteiner 3. Ziegler 4. Senderos 5. Von Bergen 6. Lang 7. Barnetta 8. Inler (c) 9. Seferović 10. Xhaka 11. Behrami 12. Sommer 13. Rodríguez 14. Stocker 15. Džemaili 16. Fernandes 17. Gavranović 18. Mehmedi 19. Drmić 20. Djourou 21. Bürki 22. Schär 23. Shaqiri

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Switzerland – UEFA Euro 2016 – Round of 16

1. Sommer 2. Lichtsteiner 3. Moubandje 4. Elvedi 5. Von Bergen 6. Lang 7. Embolo 8. Frei 9. Seferović 10. Xhaka 11. Behrami 12. Hitz 13. Rodríguez 14. Zakaria 15. Džemaili 16. Fernandes 17. Tarashaj 18. Mehmedi 19. Derdiyok 20. Djourou 21. Bürki 22. Schär 23. Shaqiri

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Switzerland – 2018 FIFA World Cup – Round of 16

1. Sommer 2. Lichtsteiner (c) 3. Moubandje 4. Elvedi 5. Akanji 6. Lang 7. Embolo 8. Freuler 9. Seferović 10. Xhaka 11. Behrami 12. Mvogo 13. Rodríguez 14. Zuber 15. Džemaili 16. Fernandes 17. Zakaria 18. Gavranović 19. Drmić 20. Djourou 21. Bürki 22. Schär 23. Shaqiri

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