Granit Xhaka

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Birthday
27, 1992
Birthplace
Switzerland
Birth Sign
Libra
Birthplace
Switzerland

About

Midfielder who made his professional debut with Basel in 2010. He played with Borussia Mönchengladbach from 2012-2016, then joined Arsenal. He joined the Swiss national team in 2011.

Before Fame

His youth career began in 2000 with Concordia Basel.

Trivia

Teammates nicknamed him "Young Einstein" for his intellect and love of science.

Family Life

His older brother Taulant Xhaka also plays professional soccer. He married Leonita Lekaj in July 2017. 

Associated With

Former coach Thorsten Fink compared him favorably to the mega-talented winger Xherdan Shaqiri.