Quick Facts of Fabian Frei
|Net Worth||$1 million|
|Date of Birth||8 January, 1989|
Fabian Frei is a Swiss professional football player who currently plays in the Swiss Super League. For the Basel club, he plays in the midfield position.
Frei returned to Basel in 2017 and has been with them ever since. For his current club, he wears the number 20 shirt.
Fabian Frei’s Bio, Age
Fabian Frei (born January 8, 1989) is a Swiss professional footballer who currently plays as a midfielder for Basel in the Swiss Super League and for the Swiss national team. He was a member of the Swiss U-21 team until June 2011.
On October 7, 2011, he made his senior international debut for the Swiss national team. He was chosen to compete in the 2012 Summer Olympics for Switzerland. He has no relation to Alexander Frei, a former club and country teammate.
Fabian Frei’s Career
Frei, who was born in Frauenfeld and played youth football for FC Frauenfeld and FC Winterthur, rose through the ranks at FC Basel. He was Swiss Champion at both the U-16 and U-18 levels with Basel.
Frei was a member of the U-21 squad during the 2006–07 season, and he performed so well that he was offered a professional contract. Frei was invited into the first team squad ahead of the 2007–08 season because he was one of the top midfielders in the U-21 side.
Frei made his first team debut in a 1–0 home win over FC Zürich on July 22, 2007. In the 2007–08 season, he was a key figure in Basel’s title and cup victories. In Basel’s 3–1 victory over FC Aarau at the St. Jakob-Park Stadium on December 4, 2008, he scored his first goal for the club. Frei made his Europa League debut as a substitute against SV Mattersburg in a Qualifier on Thursday, August 16, 2007. On November 26, 2008, he made his UEFA Champions League debut for Basel in a 5–0 away loss to Shakhtar Donetsk.
Basel’s new coach Thorsten Fink loaned Fabian Frei to FC St. Gallen in July 2009 in order to boost their team for the start of the 2009–10 Swiss Super League season. He played 64 league games for St. Gallen on his two-year loan, scoring 13 goals.
He was recalled to Basel, the reigning Swiss Champions, for the start of the 2011–12 Swiss Super League season, where he quickly established himself in the starting eleven.
Frei scored his first Champions League goal for Basel in a 2–1 home win over Oţelul Galaţi in Group C on September 14, 2011, his second on September 27 in a 3–3 draw at Old Trafford against Manchester United, and his third on November 22 in the Arena Națională, Bucharest, as Basel won the away game 3–2.
Frei and Basel won the Double, the League Championship, and the Swiss Cup at the end of the 2011–12 season.
Frei won the Swiss Super League Championship and finished second in the Swiss Cup with Basel at the end of the 2012–13 season. Basel made it to the semi-finals of the 2012–13 UEFA Europa League, where they were faced against defending UEFA Champions League holders Chelsea, but they were knocked out after losing both home and away matches, losing 2–5 on aggregate.
Frei earned his fourth Super League title with Basel at the end of the 2013–14 season. They also advanced to the final of the Swiss Cup in 2013–14, but were defeated 2–0 by Zürich in extra time. Basel qualified for the Champions League group stage in the 2013–14 season and finished third in the group.
As a result, they qualified for the Europa League knockout stage, where they reached the quarter-finals. Basel played a total of 68 games in the 2013–14 season (36 Swiss League fixtures, 6 Swiss Cup, 6 Champions League and 10 Europa League and 10 test matches). Frei made a total of 66 appearances, including 34 in the league, 6 in the cup, 6 in the Champions League, and 10 in the Europa League, as well as all 10 in the test games.
The 2014–15 season was a huge success for both Basel and Frei. That season, they won the championship for the sixth time in a row, and they advanced to the final of the Swiss Cup for the 2014–15 season. However, they finished second for the third year in a row, losing 0–3 against FC Sion in the final.
Basel began the Champions League in the group stage and advanced to the knockout stage after a 1–1 draw against Liverpool at Anfield on December 9, 2014. Frei’s goal against Liverpool helped FC Basel advance to the next round of the UEFA Champions League. Basel then went on to lose in the Round of 16 to Porto.
Basel played 65 games in total (36 Swiss League fixtures, 6 Swiss Cup, 8 Champions League and 15 test matches). Under the guidance of Paulo Sousa Frei, the team made 56 appearances, including 31 in the Super League, 5 in the Cup, 8 in the Champions League, and 12 in test matches. In these games, he scored a total of four goals. On 23 June 2015, Frei joined German Bundesliga club.
Frei returned to FC Basel on December 23, 2017, after signing a four-and-a-half-year contract that runs through June 2022.
Basel won the Swiss Cup in the 2018–19 season under coach Marcel Koller. Basel defeated Montlingen 3–0 in the first round, Echallens Région 7–2 in the second round, and Winterthur 1–0 in the round of 16. Sion was defeated 4–2 after extra time in the quarter finals, and Zürich was defeated 3–1 in the semi finals.
All of these games were held away from the comfort of one’s own home. The final was played versus Thun on May 19, 2019 at the Stade de Suisse Wankdorf Bern. Basel’s Albian Ajeti scored the opening goal, followed by Fabian Frei’s second, and then Dejan Sorgi’s goal for Thun, but Basel won 2–1.
Frei appeared in five cup games, scoring a goal in both the final and the match against Echallens.
Frei was a representative of Switzerland at various ages. On October 12, 2004, he made his Swiss Under-16s debut in a 3–1 away win over Belgium Under-16s. He scored ten goals in 14 games for the Switzerland U-17 squad.
Fabian Frei played 18 games for Switzerland’s U-21 squad between 2008 and 2011. On November 19, 2008, he made his Under-21s debut in a 1–1 away draw against the Greece Under-21 squad. On June 25, 2011, he played in the 2011 UEFA European Under-21 Championship Final.
Following this, coach Ottmar Hitzfeld summoned him into the Swiss national football squad. Frei made his international debut for Switzerland against Wales in a UEFA Euro 2012 qualifying match at the Liberty Stadium on 7 October 2011.
As part of the Swiss under-23 team, Frei was picked to compete in the men’s football competition at the 2012 Summer Olympics.
He played more than 90 minutes in each of the tournament’s three games, but his team was eliminated, coming fourth in their group.
Fabian Frei’s Height
Frei is 33 years old and stands 6 feet tall as of 2021. (1.83 meters). His hair is brown and he weighs roughly 77 kg.
Fabian Frei’s Girlfriend
Frei is married to Muriel Frie, who has been his biggest supporter and soul mate throughout his life. The couple had been closest friends for a long time before being married on June 16, 2017, making their marriage 5 years old.
Basel’s midfielder has a daughter, whose identity has yet to be revealed. He consistently makes time for his family despite his busy schedule as a professional footballer.
Frei frequently takes his family to football games and enjoys spending time with them during his vacations. His Instagram account has been updated with photos from both his business and personal lives, and there will be more to come.
Fabian Frei’s Net Worth
The net worth of Frei is between 1-5 million dollar.