Granit Xhaka

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Club: Arsenal
Position: Defensive Midfield
Nationality: Switzerland
Age: 27.09.1992 (28)
Current market value: €28.00m
Wife\girlfriend: Leonita Xhaka Instagram
Height: 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Weight: 181 lbs (82kg)
Outfitter: Under Armour
Player agent: Signature - ISCM AG
Foot: Left
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Team: FC Basel 1893 2010-2012
Team: Borussia Monchengladbach 2012-2016
Team: Arsenal 2016-2021
Appearances
67
Goals
3
Assists
7
Cards
10
Appearances
140
Goals
9
Assists
8
Cards
36
Appearances
185
Goals
12
Assists
18
Cards
54

Season Team League
2010-2012 FC Basel 1893 Super League
2012-2016 Borussia Monchengladbach Bundesliga
2016-2021 Arsenal English Premier League

Granitewas born on September 27, 1992 in the Swiss city of Basel, located near the borders of France and Germany.

At the age of 16, a turning point came in the biography of the young footballer. Xhaka (by this moment the player’s height had reached 1.85 m, and the weight was about 82 kg) damaged the meniscus and cruciate ligament. The doctors said that Granite’s sports career was over. Long rehabilitation influenced depressingly on the young man. But invitation to the Swiss youth team helped the footballer stay in sports. It was a fluke that helped Granit become part of the national team. One of the already selected players was injured and could not go to the championship.

In 2010, the footballer, along with his brother, is included in the main squad of Basel. For the next 2 years, Granit, who took the midfielder position on the field, played in a harmonious tandem with Taulant. During this time, the team twice won the Swiss champion title.

In 2013 Granit moved to Borussia Mönchengladbach and was named the best player of the club after the first season. Despite his rather young age, Granit was considered as the leader of Borussia.

And in 2016, Granit moved to Arsenal, which easily gave € 43 million for the midfielder. The transition took place on the eve of Euro 2016, where in the match of the Swiss national team against the Albania, Xhaka brothers ended up in opposing teams. Such a case was the first in the history of the European Championships, when the brothers were in the rival teams.

He is now the captain of the Swiss national team, but despite a long career for Arsenal and his qualities, 28-years-old midfielder was deprived of the captain’s armband after a big scandal that happened during one of the matches after his red card. This is still a difficult topic, but with the arrival of a new coach, everything worked out.

His FIFA 21 card has overall rating of 80.

 

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