10Chicago Firemidfielder10.10.1991 (32 years)height 170weight 72tags.nationality Switzerland
Club season 2024



Birthplace: Gjilan, Kosovo
Career: Chicago Fire (Transfer, €7.27 m, 09.02.2022) Lyon ... BaselShow more
Career goals: 118Show more
Career matches: 606Show more

Written by Sebastian Wendel, Lucas Werder, Stefan Kreis, Carlo Frezza, Tim Guillemin and Christian Finkbeiner for Blick:

The two-time Champions League winner is heading to what will probably be his last major tournament. Although he has been playing in the MLS since the start of 2022 after spells with Basel, Bayern Munich, Internazionale, Stoke, Liverpool and Lyon, the crowd favourite is still one of the most important players in the Swiss team. Without the 32-year-old, the team often seems devoid of ideas in attack. And Xherdan Shaqiri is the man for the big moments. His hat-trick at the 2014 World Cup against Honduras, his dream goal with a bicycle kick in the 2016 European Championship round of 16 against Poland and his winning goal shortly before the end against Serbia at the 2018 World Cup are unforgettable moments for Swiss football. The left-footer is the only European player apart from Cristiano Ronaldo to have scored at the last five European Championship or World Cup tournaments. And if he hadn't been repeatedly absent due to muscle injuries, he would now be Switzerland's most-capped international player.