Clubs: FC Basel 1893
Under-21 debut: 3-1 v Turkey (14/11/2009)
Senior international debut: 1-3 v Uruguay (03/03/2010)
• Born in what is now the Republic of Kosovo, Shaqiri capped a dream first campaign by helping Basel to the domestic double in 2009/10.
• Able to play on either wing, he earned a place in the Switzerland squad for the 2010 FIFA World Cup, featuring in the Nati's goalless draw with Honduras.
• Has made more appearances in UEFA EURO 2012 qualifying − three, scoring in a 3-1 home loss to England − than he did in U21 qualifying.