Granit Xhaka

Birth Day September 27th, 1992
Birth Place Basel
Age 29 Years Old

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About Granit Xhaka (Swiss Football Player)

Granit Xhaka is a Swiss professional football player. He currently plays for Premier League club Arsenal and captains the Switzerland national team. His playing is a midfielder. Currently, he wears shirt number 34 for his current club.

He began his career at his hometown club Basel and went on to win the Swiss Super League in each of his first two seasons. In May 2012, he joined the Bundesliga club Borussia Monchengladbach on a five-year deal estimated to be in the region of €8.5 million and went on to play four seasons at the club. In 2015, he was made captain of Borussia Monchengladbach at the age of 22, leading the team to UEFA Champions League qualification for a second successive season. In May 2016, he was signed by Arsenal from Borussia Monchengladbach on a five-year deal for a fee in the region of £30 million. He made his competitive debut for the club on 14 August 2016. 

On the international level, he has represented Switzerland at various age levels. He has represented Switzerland at U17, U18, U19, U21, and the senior level. He was part of the Switzerland U17 team that won the 2009 FIFA U17 World Cup in Nigeria. He made his senior international team debut for Switzerland on 4 June 2011 in UEFA Euro 2012 qualification. He has represented Switzerland at the FIFA World Cup in 2014 and 2018, and the UEFA European Championship in 2016 and 2020. Since his debut, he has obtained over 100 caps and scored over 10 goals for Switzerland.

Early Life: Granit Xhaka's bio, age, nationality, and brother


Granit Xhaka was born on 27 September 1992. His birthplace is Basel, Switzerland. He was born to Albanian parents. His father's name is Ragip Xhaka and his mother's name is Elmaze Xhaka. He was raised alongside his older brother Taulant Xhaka, a professional footballer who currently plays for Basel and the Albania national team. In the year 1990, his family relocated to Switzerland from Podujevo of Pristina, before Granit and his older brother Taulant Xhaka were born. About his nationality, he holds both Swiss and Kosovar nationality. He belongs to mixed ethnicity. Likewise, his religion is Islam and as per his birthdate, his zodiac sign is Libra. 

Married Life: Granit Xhaka's wife and children


Looking at his personal life, Granit Xhaka is a married guy. He got married to his long-term girlfriend, Leonita Lekaj in July 2017. The couple has been together for many years. They started dating when Xhaka was playing for German club Borussia Monchengladbach in 2015. They eventually tied the knot in July 2017 in a dream ceremony. Their wedding ceremony was lavish and attended by their family, close friends, and some of the prominent faces from the football world. The couple is blessed with two daughters: a first daughter named Ayana Xhaka born on 7 October 2019 and a second daughter named Laney Xhaka born on 24 April 2021. At present, he has an intimate relationship with his wife and daughters where they are living their life happily together. 

Granit Xhaka’s net worth, and salary

Granit Xhaka earns from his professional career as a football player. He is a Swiss professional football player who currently plays for Premier League club arsenal.  His income is from contracts, salaries, bonuses, and endorsements. In May 2012, he joined the Bundesliga club Borussia Monchengladbach on a five-year deal estimated to be in the region of €8.5 million. In May 2016, he was signed by Arsenal from Borussia Monchengladbach on a five-year deal for a fee in the region of £30 million. As of 2022, the net worth of Granit Xhaka is believed to be €20 million where he received £5.2 million as a yearly salary from his current club. In addition, his market value is around €35 million. Overall, he is satisfied with his earnings and he is living a luxurious lifestyle from his earnings. 

Granit Xhaka’s height, size

Granit Xhaka stands at a height of 1.86m i.e. 6 feet and 1 inch tall. He has a bodyweight of 80kg. He has an athletic body build. His eye color is dark brown and his hair color is black. His sexual orientation is straight. His other body measurements have not been revealed yet but they will be added soon once we got information regarding his body details. Overall, he has got a healthy body. 

Granit Xhaka Transfer History

  • He began his career at his hometown club Basel. 
  • In May 2012, he joined the Bundesliga club Borussia Monchengladbach on a five-year deal estimated to be in the region of €8.5 million.
  • In May 2016, he was signed by Arsenal from Borussia Monchengladbach on a five-year deal for a fee in the region of £30 million. 


Awards and Achievements

Honors

  • Won the 2010-11, 2011-12 Swiss Super League with Basel.
  • Won the 2011-12 Swiss Cup with Basel. 
  • Won the 2016-17, 2019-20 FA Cup with Arsenal. 
  • Won the 2017, and 2020 FA Community Shield with Arsenal.
  • Won the 2009 FIFA U17 World Cup with Switzerland U17.

Awards

  • Won the 2012 Credit Suisse Youth Player of the Year. 
  • Won the 2017 Credit Suisse Player of the Year. 

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