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Granit Xhaka

Granit Xhaka

Clubs: FC Basel 1893

Under-21 debut: 1-0 v Republic of Ireland (03/09/2010)

Senior international debut: 2-2 v England (04/06/2011)

• Born in what is now the Republic of Kosovo, Xhaka scored two minutes after coming off the bench on his Basel debut in a 2010/11 UEFA Champions League qualifier against Debreceni VSC; lifted the Swiss title in his debut season.

• Ever-present (seven appearances) as Switzerland won the 2009 FIFA U-17 World Cup in Nigeria.

• Called up to the senior squad by Ottmar Hitzfeld having played just eight minutes of football at U21 level − gave a composed display in central midfield on his debut in a UEFA EURO 2012 qualifier against England at Wembley this month.

Last updated: 14/06/11 14.59CET

Match log

The home team is listed first.Last updated: 07/12/2016 01:06 CET
08.09.2014UEFA EUROQualifying roundSwitzerlandSwitzerland0-2EnglandEngland7400
09.10.2014UEFA EUROQualifying roundSloveniaSlovenia1-0SwitzerlandSwitzerland9000
14.10.2014UEFA EUROQualifying roundSan MarinoSan Marino0-4SwitzerlandSwitzerland9001
27.03.2015UEFA EUROQualifying roundSwitzerlandSwitzerland3-0EstoniaEstonia8710
14.06.2015UEFA EUROQualifying roundLithuaniaLithuania1-2SwitzerlandSwitzerland9000
05.09.2015UEFA EUROQualifying roundSwitzerlandSwitzerland3-2SloveniaSlovenia9000
08.09.2015UEFA EUROQualifying roundEnglandEngland2-0SwitzerlandSwitzerland9000
12.10.2015UEFA EUROQualifying roundEstoniaEstonia0-1SwitzerlandSwitzerland8000
11.06.2016UEFA EUROFinal tournament - Group stageAlbaniaAlbania0-1SwitzerlandSwitzerland9000
15.06.2016UEFA EUROFinal tournament - Group stageRomaniaRomania1-1SwitzerlandSwitzerland9000
19.06.2016UEFA EUROFinal tournament - Group stageSwitzerlandSwitzerland0-0FranceFrance9000
25.06.2016UEFA EURORound of 16SwitzerlandSwitzerland1-1
14.08.2016English Premier LeagueArsenalArsenal3-4LiverpoolLiverpool000
20.08.2016English Premier LeagueLeicesterLeicester0-0ArsenalArsenal7300
27.08.2016English Premier LeagueWatfordWatford1-3ArsenalArsenal9000
06.09.2016FIFA World CupQualifying roundSwitzerlandSwitzerland2-0PortugalPortugal9000
13.09.2016UEFA Champions LeagueGroup stageParisParis1-1ArsenalArsenal1900
17.09.2016English Premier LeagueHullHull1-4ArsenalArsenal2310
20.09.2016English League CupThird roundNottm ForestNottm Forest0-4ArsenalArsenal9010
24.09.2016English Premier LeagueArsenalArsenal3-0ChelseaChelsea5800
28.09.2016UEFA Champions LeagueGroup stageArsenalArsenal2-0BaselBasel9200
02.10.2016English Premier LeagueBurnleyBurnley0-1ArsenalArsenal7100
10.10.2016FIFA World CupQualifying roundAndorraAndorra1-2SwitzerlandSwitzerland9000
15.10.2016English Premier LeagueArsenalArsenal3-2SwanseaSwansea7000
01.11.2016UEFA Champions LeagueGroup stageLudogoretsLudogorets2-3ArsenalArsenal8710
06.11.2016English Premier LeagueArsenalArsenal1-1TottenhamTottenham9000
13.11.2016FIFA World CupQualifying roundSwitzerlandSwitzerland2-0Faroe IslandsFaroe Islands9000
19.11.2016English Premier LeagueMan. UnitedMan. United1-1ArsenalArsenal1000
23.11.2016UEFA Champions LeagueGroup stageArsenalArsenal2-2ParisParis1300
27.11.2016English Premier LeagueArsenalArsenal3-1BournemouthBournemouth9000
30.11.2016English League CupQuarter-finalsArsenalArsenal0-2SouthamptonSouthampton4700
03.12.2016English Premier LeagueWest HamWest Ham1-5ArsenalArsenal9000
06.12.2016UEFA Champions LeagueGroup stageBaselBasel1-4ArsenalArsenal9000

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General info

  • Name: Granit Xhaka
  • Position: Midfield
  • Date of birth (Age): 27/09/1992 (24)
  • Country: Switzerland
  • Squad number: 29
  • Club: Arsenal ( ENG)

  • Height: 185cm
  • Weight: 82kg

  • Currently playing:
    • UEFA Champions League 2016/17
    • FIFA World Cup 2016/18

  • UEFA competition debut:
  • Club: UEFA Champions League (Third qualifying round)
    28/07/10: Debrecen 0-2 Basel
  • National team: UEFA European Under-17 Championship (Qualifying round)
    24/09/08: Switzerland 2-1 Iceland

Career statistics

National team record in UEFA competitions

Switzerland U-2150
Switzerland U-1951
Switzerland U-1790

Club record in UEFA competitions

UEFA Champions League
UEFA Europa League
Last updated: 07/12/2016 01:06 CET