Xherdan Shaqiri Wife, Height, Weight, Biography

Quick Facts of Xherdan Shaqiri

Net Worth$38.72 million
Salary$4.4 million per year
Height5 ft 6 in
Date of Birth10 October, 1991
ProfessionAthletes

Xherdan Shaqiri is the archetypal midfield playmaker who has become synonymous with modern football over the past decade. Diminutive, quick, technically gifted, and versatile, when in the mood, Xherdan is literally unstoppable. He is currently playing for English Premier League side Liverpool FC.

Being something of a child protege, Shaqiri occasionally showed flashes of his brilliance at German juggernauts Bayern Munich as a youngster.

He has however not been able to be a world-beater just yet but time is still on his side and being coached by  – a man with wonderful man-management skills, it is only a matter of time before Shaqiri fulfills his undoubted potential.

What clubs have Shaqiri played for?

A professional Swiss football player has played for Chicago Fire Fc as midfielder where his jersey number was 10 and also for national football team of Switzerland where his number was 23. He has also played for Bayern Munich, InterMilan, Stoke City and Liverpool.

Xherdan Shaqiri’s Biography, Age

Born in Gjilan, SFR Yugoslavia on October 10, 1991. Shaqiri is the son of Kosovar Albanian parents, Isen and Fatima. His family had to migrate to Switzerland in 1992 with his three siblings, Erdin, Medina, and Arians.

Shaqiri who is of the Muslim faith began to play youth football when he joined SV Augst. He then joined FC Basel’s youth team. He drew the attention of bigger European sides after he emerged as the best player in the Under-15 Nike Cup in 2007.

He, however, opted to remain with the Swiss club and continue his development. He was featured for the Basel reserve squad for three years between 2007 and 2009.

Source: Zee News

Xherdan Shaqiri signed professional terms with the club in early January of 2009. His debut came against FC St. Gallen on 12 July 2009. His first-ever goal for Basel came in a 4-1 win over Neuchatel Xamax in November of the same year.

By the end of that season, he did the league and cup double in Switzerland, retaining the title in the following season. He began to once more garner attention when in a Champions League game against Manchester United in December 2011, he provided 2 assists.

In his final season with Basel, the team did another domestic double.

Xherdan Shaqiri moved on to the biggest team in Germany – Bayern Munich in 2012. The deal was worth 11.6 million Euros and he signed a contract that would see him earn 2 million euros every season.

Shaqiri’s Bayern debut came in a convincing 4-0 win over SSV Jahn Regensburg in a DFB-Pokal. He scored once and provided two assists. He repeated the same feat in the Champions League against BATE Borisov.

Source: Eurosport

He made few appearances for the first team at Bayern with his opportunities diminishing with each season.

In his first season, he made 26 appearances scoring 4, by the next season he made 17 appearances scoring 6 goals and in his final season, he made 9 appearances and scored a single goal. He was part of the Bayern team to win their first treble in history.

He moved to Inter Milan in the winter window of 2015 for 15 million euros, debuting on January 17, 2015. Shaqiri scored his first Inter Milan goal against Sampdoria in a Coppa Italia game.

He spent just one season at Inter Milan scoring three goals in 20 appearances. He then made the move to the English side of Stoke City who had been interested in his services before his move to the San Siro.

The deal that brought Shaqiri to the Britannia Stadium was worth 12 million pounds, a club record outlay for a player. He signed on the dotted lines to become a Stoke City player on 11 August 2015.

On his debut, he provided an assist in a 1-1 draw with Norwich City. When Shaqiri scored his first goal for Stoke, it was a brace in a 4-3 win over Everton on December 28, 2015.

By the end of his first season at Stoke, he had made 32 appearances and scored 3 times. On the opening day of the next season, he scored but was ruled out for the next month and a half.

In his second season, he made 22 appearances and scored four goals. In his final season with the Potters, Shaqiri made 38 appearances and scored eight goals. Stoke City suffered relegation to the English second division after a poor season.

Shaqiri transferred to Liverpool in July 2018 after his 13.5 million release clause was activated. He scored a stunning overhead kick in a 4-1 friendly win over Manchester United. He is a full international with 74 caps to his name. He has also scored 21 times for his national side.

Shaqiri was selected for UEFA Euro 2020, where he scored 2 goals against Turkey in a group stage match. He has also scored in the quarter-finals against Spain where the match ended with a penalty shootout.

In the year 2021, he became one of the 5th swiss players to reach 100 caps in the 2022 FIFA world cup qualifiers.

How Many Champions Leagues have Xherdan Shaqiri won?

A professional Swiss football player Xherdan and former player of Liverpool and Lyon’s current player has won the Champions Leagues title two times in his club football career.

Xherdan Shaqiri’s Net Worth & Salary

Xherdan Shaqiri has a net worth of $38 million and he earns $4 million per year.

Career Earnings:

YearWeekly WageYearly SalaryClubPositionLeagueAgeContract Expiry
2022£65,000£3,380,000OLAM RLCLigue 12930-06-2024
2021£86,000£4,472,000LiverpoolM, AMPremier League2830-06-2023
2020£86,000£4,472,000LiverpoolAMPremier League2730-06-2023
2019£86,000£4,472,000LiverpoolAMPremier League2630-06-2023
2018£61,000£3,172,000Stoke CityAMPremier League2530-06-2019
2017£61,000£3,172,000Stoke CityAMPremier League2429-06-2019
2016£61,000£3,172,000Stoke CityAMPremier League2329-06-2019
2015£32,000£1,664,000BayernAMSerie A2229-06-2016
2014£34,000£1,768,000FC Bayern MünchenAMGerman First Division2129-06-2016

Is Xherdan Shaqiri still playing for Liverpool?

A swiss football player has been permanently transferred to Lyon football club on August 2021, after spending and playing 3 years for Liverpool.

Xherdan Shaqiri’s Wife, Girlfriend

A professional Swiss football player Xherdan Shakiri is currently in a relationship with Dhurata Ahmetaj who is an Albanian pop star.

Source: All Football

They are caught together multiple times and they have spent quality time together during the lockdown. Nothing much is known about their relationship as they haven’t disclosed more information.

Xherdan Shaqiri’s Height, Weight

If you have ever seen Shaqiri in action, his sturdy physique is a striking feature. His game is built around his speed and technical ability rather than an imposing physical frame. He stands at a height of 5 feet 6 ½ inches and weighs in at 158 pounds.

Source: Twitter

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