Xherdan Shaqiri Biography


Xherdan Shaqiri

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Birth Name: Xherdan Shaqiri
Date of birth:
Birth Country: Kosovo
Height: 5 Feet 7 Inch
Birth Sign: libra
Age:   25 Years
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Xherdan Shaqiri is a footballer from Switzerland. He currently plays for English Club Stock City and Swiss National Team as a Midfielder. He was born in Gjilan, Kosovo to Albanian parents. He has three siblings and they are Arianit Shaqiri, Erdin Shaqiri and Medina Shaqiri. He holds dual Nationality of Albanian and Swiss. There is no information about his education. After the conflict in Kosovo, his parents, along with him and other children fled to Switzerland in 1992. He is a Muslim but also celebrates Christmas.

There was a rumor of Xherdan Shaqiri having a girlfriend, but it was unproven. He is still single and is never married. He does not have any affairs and spouse. He is not married yet; and there is no chance of him getting a divorce. It is estimated that Xherdan has the net worth of $30 million dollars and his salary is about $7 million dollars. He is 170 cm tall. 

Xherdan Shaqiri started his career playing for SV Augst's and FC Basel's youth teams. During his career in Basel, he participated in Under-15 Nike Cup 2007 and was honored by the best player of the tournament. Despite being approached by different big clubs, he stayed in Basel and had his first professional contract with Basel on 2 January 2009. German club Bayern Munich signed him on 9 February 2012 from Basel for €11.6 million as his transfer fee. His first match for Bayern Munich was a friendly match with another German club SpVgg Unterhaching. He was then transferred to Italian club Inter Milan on 9 January 2015 with a four-year contract but did not remain there for long as English club Stoke City agreed a £12 million fee on a four-year deal. His transfer completes in 11 August, 2015.

 

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Born in Gjilan, Kosovo

1991 10th of December

He was born in Gjilan, Kosovo to Albanian parents. He has three siblings and they are Arianit Shaqiri, Erdin Shaqiri and Medina Shaqiri. He holds dual Nationality of Albanian and Swiss. There is no information about his education. 

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Honored by best player of the tournament

2007

He started his career playing for SV Augst's and FC Basel's youth teams. During his career in Basel, he participated in Under-15 Nike Cup 2007 and was honored by the best player of the tournament. He become highlighted and was offered signings by different big clubs.

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First professional contract with FC Basel

2009 2nd of December

He started his career playing for SV Augst's and FC Basel's youth teams. During his career in Basel, he participated in Under-15 Nike Cup 2007 and was honored by the best player of the tournament. Despite being approached by different big clubs, he stayed in Basel and had his first professional contract with Basel on 2 January 2009. 

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Debut for Switzerland under-21

2009 11th of December

Shaqiri made his debut in a 2011 UEFA European Under-21 Championship qualifier for Switzerland under-21 team on November 11, 2009, against Turkish under-21 team. Switzerland won by 3-1 against Turkish team. He scored the first goal for them on June 11, 2011.

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Selected for Swiss National Team

2010

He was then selected for National team in 2010. His debut game was against Uruguay on March 3, 2010. They lost by 1-3 against Uruguay. His first goal for his team was against England in Euro 2012 Qualifier. He also played in 2014 FIFA World Cup.

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Signed by German club Bayern Munich

2012 9th of December

German club Bayern Munich signed him on 9 February 2012 from Basel in €11.6 million as his transfer fee and 2 million EUD per season. His first match for Bayern Munich was a friendly match with another German club SpVgg Unterhaching.

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Transfered to Italian club Inter Milan

2015 9th of December

He was then transferred to Italian club Inter Milan on 9 January 2015 with four year contract but did not remain there for long. He only played first match for Inter Milan on 17 January as a substitute. He scored his first goal for Inter Milan against Sampdoria.

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Transfered to English club Stoke City

2015 11th of December

He did not spend a long time in Inter Milan. After six months, English club Stoke City agreed a £12 million fee on a four-year deal. His transfer completed on 11 August, 2015. He played debut for Stroke City against Norwich City and the match ended with 1-1 draw.

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