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Granit Xhaka: At Arsenal, Net Worth, Biography & More

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September 27, 1992

Granit Xhaka (born on September 27, 1992) is a Swiss professional footballer who plays as a midfielder and vice captains Premier League club Arsenal and captains the Switzerland national team. He began his career at FC Basel, winning the Swiss Super League in each of his first two seasons. He then moved to Bundesliga club Borussia Mönchengladbach for four seasons, where he gained experience in European competition. In 2016, he joined Arsenal for a then-club record fee of £30 million.

Early life and career

Granit Xhaka was born in Basel, Switzerland, on 27 September 1992. His father, Fadil, is from Kosovo and his mother, Regina, is from Albania. He has an older brother Taulant, who is also a professional footballer. Granit started his football career at FC Basel in 1893. He made his first team debut in 2010 and helped the club win the Swiss Super League in 2011 and 2012. He also won the Swiss Cup in 2013. In 2014, he was named Swiss Footballer of the Year. Granit joined Arsenal FC in 2016 for a fee of £30 million. He has made over 100 appearances for the club and has scored 7 goals.

His time at Arsenal

Arsenal fans have been waiting patiently for Granit Xhaka to make an impact at The Emirates. The 27-year-old Swiss international has shown glimpses of his quality but has struggled to string together a consistent run of form. Xhaka was signed for a fee of £35 million in 2016 and was seen as a key part of Arsene Wenger's plans. However, he has failed to live up to expectations and has been plagued by injuries.

Granit Xhaka running

Xhaka's time at Arsenal has been somewhat turbulent. He has struggled to establish himself as a first-team regular and has often been critiqued by fans and pundits alike. There have been moments when he has looked like a top-class player, but these have been few and far between.

His time with the Swiss national team

Granit Xhaka is a Swiss professional footballer who has spent time with the Swiss national team. He is currently a midfielder and vice-captain for Premier League club Arsenal and also captains the Switzerland national team.

Granit Xhaka began his career with FC Basel's youth academy in 2002. He was promoted to the senior team in 2010, making his first appearance in the UEFA Champions League. In 2013, he was sold to Bundesliga club Borussia Mönchengladbach for a reported fee of €8 million. He made over 100 appearances for Mönchengladbach, scoring 12 goals, before being transferred to Arsenal in 2016 for a fee of £30 million.

Granit Xhaka has been capped 72 times by Switzerland since his debut in 2011, scoring eight goals. He represented his country at UEFA Euro 2016 and the 2018 FIFA World Cup.


In conclusion, Granit Xhaka is a world-renowned professional footballer with an illustrious career. He has played for some of the biggest clubs in the world and has captained both his club sides and his national team. He is a role model for young players and is an inspiration to many.

Full NameGranit Xhaka
Date of BirthSeptember 27, 1992
Age Years
BirthplaceBasel, Switzerland
Home TownBasel
Educational Qualification-
College/ University-
Zodiac SignLibra ♎
ProfessionFootball Player
Physical Stats
Height6 feet (183 cm)
Weight80 kg (180 cm)
Hair ColorDark Brown
Eye ColorDark Brown
FoodHomemade food
HobbiesTraveling, Swimming, Reading, having Fun with friends, Helping the poor
Family & Relationship
Marital StatusMarried
FatherRagip Xhaka
MotherElmaze Xhaka
Spouse (Wife/ Husband)Leonita Lekaj (m.2017)
Daughter(s) Laneya Xhaka, Ayana Xhaka
Brother(s)Taulant Xhaka
Sister(s)Agnesa Xhaka
ProfessionFootball Player
Famous forSwiss professional footballer who plays as a midfielder and vice captains Premier League club Arsenal and captains the Switzerland national team
Net Worth$20.91 million
Current ClubArsenal
Jersey No. (Club)34
Jersey No. (Country)10
Debut ClubBasel
Awards/ HonoursAwards
Credit Suisse Youth Player of the Year: 2012
Credit Suisse Player of the Year: 2017

Swiss Super League: 2010–11, 2011–12
Swiss Cup: 2011–12
FA Cup: 2016–17, 2019–20
FA Community Shield: 2017, 2020
Switzerland U17
FIFA U-17 World Cup: 2009

Club & Team info

(*Apps: Appearances)
Youth career
2000–2002Concordia Basel--
Senior career
2012–2016Borussia Monchengladbach1399
National team
2008–2009Switzerland U1771
2009–2010Switzerland U1814-
2010–2011Switzerland U1941
2010–2011Switzerland U214-
2011-nowSwitzerland 10712

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