Facts of Xherdan Shaqiri
|Date of Birth :|
|Age :||31 years old|
|Family Name :||Shaqiri|
|Birth Country :||Switzerland|
|Birth Sign :||Libra|
|Height :||5 Feet 7 Inch|
|Working For||FC Bayern Munich|
|Salary||2.6 million US Dollars|
|Weight in KG||72 kg|
|Famous for||Football player|
A professional Swiss football player for the Swiss National Team and Inter Milan football club. His major position is that of a midfielder, and he is known best for his speed and agility. He holds dual citizenship, both Albanian and Swiss. He has played for many modest clubs like Bayern Munich and Inter Milan. He is Muslim, but he celebrates Christmas as well. He is called Alpine Messi and also Magic Dwarf for his excellent ball-tackling skills and excellent vision.
Early Life Of Xherdan Shaqiri
Xherdan Shaqiri was born on 10 October 1991 on Gjilan, SFR Yugoslavia to Kosovar Albanian parents Isen and Fatime. He emigrated to Switzerland in 1992 with his parents and three siblings; a sister Medina Shaqiri and two brothers, Eldon Shaqiri and Arianit Shaqiri.
He has multiple citizenships, including Kosovo, Albanian, and Swiss. He acquired Swiss citizenship via naturalization.
Xherdan Shaqiri's Career
He began his professional career at FC Basel. While playing for Basel, he competed in the Under-15 Nike Cup in 2007 and was declared the tournament's best player.
He signed a two-year contract with Bael on 2 January 2009 and made his debut in July of the same year against FC St. Gallen at the AFG Arena.
By the end of the 2011-12 season, he won double the League title and the Swiss Cup.
Stoke signed a deal with Shaqiri in August 2015 with regular fees, personal terms, and undergoing medicals.
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After 11 days of his contract, he made his debut with a 1-1 draw with Norwich City at Carrow Road. He made headlines and became a matter of controversy when he spoke in an interview with the Swiss magazine Schweizer Illustrierte in which he said the teammates lacked quality.
He played 38 times in 2017-18, scoring eight goals in the EFLChampionship.
Shaqiri, 31, made an international debut in the Swiss under-21 in November 2009 against the Turkish under-21. The Swiss team made a 3-1 win in a 2011 UEFA European Under-21 Championship qualifier.
He gained promoted to the Swiss senior team in 2010. He made his senior debut against Uruguay with a 1-3 loss. He represented his country at the 2010 and 2014 FIFA World Cups and UEFA Euro 2016.
Xherdan Shaqiri's Awards And Honors
He received the Swiss Golden Player Award as "SFAP Golden Player" and "Best Young Player" in 2012. During his 2012-13 season in Bayern Munich, he became DF-Pokal's top goalscorer and assist provider.
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He earned over 70 caps for Switzerland since he started his international career in 2010.
Xherdan Shaqiri's Net Worth
As per Celebrity Net Worth, Shaqiri has a net worth of around $12 million. He transferred to German club Bayern Munich from the very first FC Basel with a fee of $13.14 million (€11.6 million).
In January 2015, he transferred to the Italian club Inter Milan with a four-year contract for $16.9 million (€15 million).
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He signed a deal with Stoke City with a $16.42 million (€14.5 million) fee for the same year for five years.
On February 9, 2022, Xherdan signed a Designated Player contract with Major League Soccer team Chicago Fire FC to keep him with them through the 2024 campaign. He was the most expensive transfer signing in Chicago Fire history, reportedly costing €6.5 million ($7.5 million).
Xherdan Shaqiri's Personal Life
Shaqiri is a proud Muslim. The sports icon is romantically involved with Dhurata Ahmetaj.
He is very open about his professional career but never speaks regarding his family life and affair.
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