Xherdan Shaqiri

Xherdan Shaqiri ( 2012)

Xherdan Shaqiri [ d͡ʒɛɾdan ʃaciɾɨ ] (born 10 October 1991 in Gnjilane, Yugoslavia, now Kosovo ) is a Swiss football player who is under contract at Bayern Munich. He is a two-footed midfielder.

Birth and childhood

Xherdan Shaqiri was born in 1991 as Kosovo Albanian parents in what was then Yugoslavia son Gnjilane. With his family, he moved in early childhood in Switzerland and grew up in modest circumstances on a farm in Augst BL. His brother earth's Shaqiri is at FC Pratteln under contract.



He began with four years at SV Augst and joined with eight years in the youth department of FC Basel. When " U-15 Nike Cup 2007» he was named the best player of the tournament. For the 2nd team, he scored between 2008 and 2009 in 19 league games third eight goals.

FC Basel

At 17, he was at FC Basel on 2 January 2009, dated for three years professional contract. He made his debut 12 July 2009 on the opening day in the 0-2 defeat in the away match against FC St. Gallen, when he came on in the 62nd minute for Valentin Stocker. His first goal he succeeded on 9 November 2009 ( 16th Round ) 4-1 win in the home match against Neuchatel Xamax - on as a substitute in the 89th minutes - the deficit to intermediate 3:1 in the 90th minute game. Shaqiri won in his first pro season with FC Basel and the Double the following season once again the Swiss football championship. Overall, he won three championships with FC Basel and the Swiss Cup twice.

FC Bayern Munich

For the 2012/13 season Shaqiri moved to Bayern Munich. He signed a four-year contract until 30 June 2016. Via the transfer fee was not disclosed. After a successful pre-season, during which he was able to achieve seven goals in nine games, he won on August 12, 2012 his first title with Bayern Munich. In the match for the DFL - Supercup his team against the reigning champions Borussia Dortmund won 2-1, with Shaqiri came on in the 86th minute for Arjen Robben. In the first round of the DFB Cup Shaqiri was substituted early in the second half for Franck Ribéry and scored in a 4-0 win at Jahn Regensburg one goal and setting up two more in front, while the other two new entries Mario Mandzukic and Claudio Pizarro were the customers. His first Bundesliga game he played on the opening day of the Bundesliga season on 25 August 2012 at the away game against SpVgg Greuther Fürth, as he stood in the starting lineup. In 72 minutes he was substituted for Bastian Schweinsteiger. After Shaqiri had already prepared the 1-0 in the Champions League against BATE Borisov game in a 4-1 victory by Mario Gomez, who at only 1.69 m large Swiss succeeded after submission of Gomez again with a header for temporary 3-0 his first goal for Bayern in the Champions League. His first Bundesliga shot Shaqiri on December 14, 2012 in the 1-1 draw against Borussia Mönchengladbach. In his first season he won with Bayern the triple consisting of the German Cup, the DFB Cup and the Champions League.

Swiss national

14 November 2009 Shaqiri made ​​his debut in the U-21 national team, which defeated the U -21 Turkey 3-1 in Trabzon. He took from 11 to 25 June 2011, at the U-21 European Championship in Denmark in part and scored in the 1st group stage match against the hosts a 1-0 winner. With the team he penetrated to the final, which was, however, lost 0-2 against Spain.

His debut in the senior team he gave on March 3, 2010 in St. Gallen in the 1-3 defeat in the Test match against Uruguay. In May of Ottmar Hitzfeld nominated for the 2010 World Cup in South Africa, he came on June 25 in their final group game ( a 0-0 draw against Honduras ) to a twelve-minute use. His first goal for the A national team he scored on September 7, 2010 in Basel in the 1-3 defeat against England in the European Championship qualifiers. On September 6, 2011 at the same competition he managed a hat-trick in a 3-1 victory for the Swiss against Bulgaria in Basel's St. Jakob- Park.

Shaqiri was elected to the National Player of the Year (Credit Suisse Player of the Year ) 2011 and 2012.


FC Basel

  • Swiss champion in 2010, 2011 and 2012
  • Swiss Cup Winner 2010, 2012
  • Uhrencupsieger: 2011

Bayern Munich

  • FIFA Club World Cup: 2013
  • Champions League winner: 2013
  • UEFA Super Cup: 2013
  • German champion: 2013, 2014
  • DFB Cup winners: 2013
  • DFL - Supercup winner: 2012

With the U -21 in Switzerland

  • Second in the U -21 European Championship 2011
  • Swiss Player of the Year: 2011, 2012
  • Prix ​​Diaspora: 2012


As a professional football player Xherdan Shaqiri is contractually not allowed to ski or snowboard. Despite this, he and his two older brothers were received in late 2013 with Switzerland Tourism and the holiday destination of Arosa a collaboration that aims to make the winter sports in the living in Switzerland Secondos known. Relying in particular ascent has 800,000 Facebook fans respond directly.