Xherdan Shaqiri Biography

Xherdan Shaqiri

Quick Facts About Xherdan Shaqiri

Celebrated Name Xherdan Shaqiri
Age 29 Years
Nick Name Xherdan Shaqiri
Birth Name Xherdan Shaqiri
Birth Date 1991-10-10
Gender Male
Profession Footballer
Nationality Swiss
Birth Nation Yugoslavia
Position Midfielder
Place Of Birth Gjilan
Father Isen Shaqiri
Mother Fatime Shaqiri
Height 1.69 m
Weight 72 Kg
Eye Color Brown
Hair Color Dark Brown
Siblings 3
Net Worth 20 Million Euros (17.7 Million Pound)
Salary £4,472,000 annually
Current Team Liverpool FC
Horoscope Libra
Religion Muslim
Shirt Number 23
Foot Left
Marital Status Unmarried
Ethnicity Kosovar Albanian
Famous For Being a Swiss professional footballer.
Best Known For For his incredible dribbling, passing, and crossing.
Girlfriend Dhurata Ahmetaj
Sexual Orientation Straight
Source of Wealth Football career
Body Type Athletic
Body Measurement 42.5-15-32.5 inches
Links Wikipedia Instagram

One of the popular professional football player is named for Xherdan Shaqiri who currently plays for Liverpool FC and the Swiss National Team. His playing position is Winger. Previously, he had played for FC Basel, Bayern Munich, and many other clubs. He is a left-foot player. His Shirt number is 23 for his current team, Liverpool, and the Swiss National Football Team. He had represented himself in international tournaments as well. He has earned over 90 caps and scored 25 goals for Switzerland. He represented the nation at 2010, 2014, and 2018 FIFA World Cups, as well as UEFA Euro 20. He made his debut for FC Basel on July 12, 2009, in a match against FC St. Gallen. He debuted for FC Bayern Munich in a friendly 1-0 victory over SpVgg Unterhaching ib 19th July 2012. He played his first official competitive match for Bayern on 20th August 2012 against SSV Jahn Regensburg. He firstly performed for Inter on 17th January 2015. He made his debut in Coppa Italia on 22nd January 2015 against Sampdoria. He then debuted for Stoke City in a 1-1 draw with Norwich City. He played his first match for the U-21 national team of Switzerland on November 11, 2009, against Turkey. He first played for the Swiss senior team on March 3, 2010, in a friendly 1-3 loss to Uruguay. 

Switzerland 3-1 Turkey: Xherdan Shaqiri keeps Switzerland’s Euro 2020 hopes alive with win over Turkey

Xherdan Shaqiri kept Switzerland’s hopes of reaching the knockout phase of Euro 2020 with two goals in the win over Turkey on Sunday. Turkey exits the competition after a third straight defeat while the Swiss hope to progress to the last 16 as one of the best third-placed teams after finishing level with second-placed Wales on four points but behind on goal difference. Haris Seferovic opened the scoring for Switzerland in the sixth minute when he took a pass from Steven Zuber before pivoting and driving a left-footed shot into the net from just outside the penalty area. Switzerland doubled their lead in the 26th minute after Zuber picked up a blocked shot and slipped it to Shaqiri who took a touch and then unleashed a vicious long-range shot that gave the sprawling keeper no chance.

Famous For

  • Being a Swiss professional footballer for Liverpool and Switzerland National Team.
  • For his athletic abilities, scoring potential, powerful shots, and his passion on the football pitch. 
  • For the magnificent equalizing goal which he scored for his country Switzerland in the best of 16 round match against Poland at the UEFA Euro 2016.

Xherdan Shaqiri currently plays for Liverpool FC

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What is the Ethnicity of Xherdan Shaqiri?

Passionate and enthusiastic player, Xherdan Shaqiri was born on 10th October 1991. He was born and raised in Gjilan, the city of Yugoslavia. He is the son of Isen Shaqiri and Fatime Shaqiri, his father and mother. His brother's name is Erdin Shaqiri and Arianit Shaquiri and also he has a sister named Median Shaqiri. His nationality is Swiss. His astrological sign is Libra. His religion is Muslim. He holds Swiss nationality and his ethnic background is mixed with Swiss-Kosovar-Albanian. At a small age, he began his career in football.

How was the Football Career of Xherdan Shaqiri?

  • From the year, 1999-2001 Shaqiri used to be a youth player at SV Augst as an intern player.
  • He also got a great opportunity to play for FC Basel U16, U18, and U21 being as an intern.
  • Later, he also got participated in the U15 Nike Cup 2007 and also became the best player in the tournament.
  • In 2009, Shaqiri was promoted after 8 years and signed his first professional contract with the team Basel till 2014. For this club, he made his debut against FC St. Gallen.
  • He played 92 games scoring 18 goal kicks for this club, Basel, and shifted to Bayern Munich on 9th February 2012 till 2016.
  • Shaqiri has been honored with the 2009–2012 Swiss Super League and Swiss Cup (2009-2010, 2011-2012) along with his team members.
  • On 10th July 2012, his first match came in a 1-0 friendly win against Bavarian for the club, Bayern Munich. He scored the second goal for Munich providing assists for Claudio Pizarro and Mario Mandzukic, where they won with a score of 4–0.
  • He was also named as the man of the match on 5th December 2012, after scoring a goal and providing assists in a 4-1 defeat of BATE Bayern.
  • Altogether he played for 52 matches scoring 11 goal kicks and left this club in 2015.
  • Shaqiri was also a member of the team that won 2012–2014 Bundesliga, 2012–13 UEFA Champions League, 2013 UEFA Super Cup and FIFA Club World Cup, and many more Leagues.
  • Later, on 1st July 2015, Shaqiri shifted to the Italian club, Inter Milan signing a 4 and half year contract with a transfer fee of £13.50 million. On 17th January, he made his debut replacing Lukas Podolski.
  • On 22nd January 2015, Shaqiri made his Coppa Italia debut in a match against Sampdoria 5 where he scored the first goal of the match.
  • He played 15 games scoring 2 goals for this club, Inter Milan.
  • On 11th August 2015, he signed with the club, Stroke City with a transfer fee of £15.30 million on a five-year deal where he made his debut against Norwich City with a score of 1-1.
  • He played for this club in 84 matches by scoring 15 goal kicks.
  • Shaqiri was honored with the 2012 Swiss Golden Player Award "SFAP Golden Player" and the Swiss Golden Player Award "Best Young Player and 2012-013 DFB-Pokal top goalscorer" and DFB-Pokal top assist provider.
  • After a brilliant game played at the FIFA World Cup 2018, he signed a contract with Liverpool for the fee reported to be £13.5 million on July 13, 2018.
  • He made his debut match against West Ham United on 12th August as a late substitute. He then made his first full start on 22nd September, in a 3-0 win over Southampton. 
  • For Liverpool, he scores his first goal against Cardiff City on 27th October. 
  • He picked up his second Champions League winner's medal on 1st June 2019 and he picked up his second trophy with the club, winning the UEFA Super Cup against Chelsea on penalties after a 2-2 regular finish on 14th August. 
  • He scored his first goal of the 2019-2020 season in the derby against Everton. He was part of the squad that won the 2019 FIFA Club World Cup against Flamengo in the final.
  • In June 2020, Liverpool were crowned Premier League champions, and Shaqiri received a medal as he made the required number of appearances for one.
  • He scored his first goal for the club in over nine months on 24th September 2020 in the EFL Cup.  

Swiss professional football player, Xherdan Shaqiri

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International Career of Xherdan Shaqiri

  • Shaqiri had represented himself in his national country, Switzerland in both senior as well as junior levels in many tournaments.
  • He earned his first international cap with the Switzerland U17 where he played 10 matches. He also played 5 games for U-18 and U-19 and 7 games for U-21 scoring 1 goal.
  • He was also a member of the Swiss team at FIFA World Cup 2010. On 7th September 2010, he made his first international goal against England at UEFA Euro 2012 qualifying.
  • He was included in FIFA World Cup 2014 and became the man of the match by FIFA against Ecuador.
  • His name was also enlisted in the squad of Switzerland national team in this World cup 2018 Russia. He had played in the World cup 2018.
  • He is the active player in this World cup. He had played altogether 4 matches. Altogether he had made 1 goal in this World cup.
  • He was part of Switzerland's squad at the 2019 UEFA Nations League Finals in Portugal. He was named in the Team of the Tournament.

Transfer News

  • Liverpool on 13/07/2018 for 15.3M €
  • Stoke City on 11/08/2015 for 17M €
  • Inter on 01/07/2015 for 15M €
  • Bayern München on 30/06/2015 at the end of the loan
  • Inter on 09/01/2015 for loan
  • Bayern München on 01/07/2012 for 11.8M €
  • FC Basel on 01/07/2009 
  • FC Basel II on 01/07/2008 from FC Basel U18

Awards and Achievements

Basel

  • Swiss Super League: 2009-10, 2010-11, 2011-12 
  • Swiss Cup: 2009-10, 2011-12

Bayern Munich

  • Bundesliga: 2012-13, 2013-14, 2014-15
  • DFB-Pokal: 2012-13, 2013-14 
  • DFL-Supercup: 2012
  • UEFA Champions League: 2012-13
  • UEFA Super Cup: 2013 
  • FIFA Club World Cup: 2013 

Liverpool

  • Premier League: 2019-20 
  • UEFA Champions League: 2018-19 
  • UEFA Super Cup: 2019 
  • FIFA Club World Cup: 2019 

Switzerland U21

  • UEFA European Under-21 Championship runner-up: 2011 

Individual

  • Swiss Golden Player Award "SFAP Golden Player": 2012 
  • Swiss Golden Player Award "Best Young Player": 2012 
  • UEFA European Championship Goal of the Tournament: 2016
  • UEFA Nations League Finals Team of the Tournament: 2019 

Who is Xherdan Shaqiri Girlfriend?

Xherdan Shaqiri is not married yet but he is currently in a relationship. He is dating his beautiful girlfriend, Dhurata Ahmetaj who is a Kosovan pop star. Their bond is going stronger with the passage of time and they are happy with each other. They are often spotted in public places as well. They are spending their quality time happily. His sexual orientation is straight and he is not gay.  

Xherdan Shaqiri and his girlfriend, Dhurata Ahmetaj

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What is the Net Worth of Xherdan Shaqiri?

The net worth of Shaqiri is estimated to have 20 Million Euros (17.7 Million Pound) as of 2021 with all of his properties and incomes. He is receiving a salary of £4,472,000 from his present club. Whereas his weekly wage is £86,000 as of now. His major earning source comes from his football career whereas he is also making cool money from Club deals, Sponsorship National team Salary. His favorite car collections are Ferrari, BMW, Audi, Range Rover, and Mercedes. He has his own mansion in Gjilan. His current market value is €12 Million as of May 2021 and his highest market value is €25 Million as of December 2018. He is living a luxurious lifestyle. 

How tall is Xherdan Shaqiri?

Xherdan Shaqiri has got a great personality. Talking about his body, his height is 1.69 m. His weight is 72 Kg. His eye color is Dark Brown and his hair color is also Dark Brown. He has a balanced body with good health. He has an attractive body figure. His smiling face and charming personality have helped him to gain the attention of all the viewers. His chest size is 42.5 in, his arms size is 15 in and his waist size is 32.5 in. He has got a muscular body. 

Did You Know?

  • Xherdan has Swiss, Kosovo, and Albanian nationalities.
  • On January 2, 2009, Xherdan penned his first official contract with Basel which kept him with the Swiss team until June 2014.
  • He was first selected to the Swiss senior national team in 2010.
  • Despite being a Muslim, Shaqiri celebrates Christmas.
  • With Lionel Messi, he was on the cover of FIFA 15 in Switzerland.