Granit Xhaka

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Granit Xhaka Biography

Granit Xhaka (born 27 September 1992) is a Swiss professional footballer who plays as a midfielder and vice captains Premier League club Arsenal and captains the Switzerland national team

Who is granit Xhaka?

In Basel, Switzerland, on September 27, 1992, Granit Xhaka was born. He was conceived by his parents, Ragip and Elmaze Xhaka. His Serbian-born parents were of Albanian descent and were from Kurumlija.

Granit Xhaka Early life

The youngster’s climb to the top began with the most difficult of beginnings, and it was initially preceded by his parents’ own flight to safety from a nation on the verge of civil war.

In 1990, Xhaka’s parents moved to Switzerland because they realized they wanted a new beginning. Taulant, their first child, was born in Basel in 1991, and Granit followed 18 months later.

According to Granit Xhaka, “My dad demonstrated amazing power and Taulant, and I grew up with his mental toughness.

“”We had this hero, this role model, who taught us that it takes strength to accomplish goals. So, we had a very solid upbringing. Because of this, we possess the mental fortitude necessary to overcome obstacles and fully commit on the field.

More significantly, Xhaka can’t and won’t forget his Kosovo-Albanian roots because they still have an impact on him today.

Granit xhaka club career

Xhaka went to Basel in 2002 after beginning his youth football career with Concordia Basel. He participated in several Basel youth teams and has been a part of the U-21 team since 2008. He participated in 37 games and scored eleven goals for the U-21 squad between 2008 and 2010.

Thorsten Fink, a former Basel coach, once remarked. “After Granit Xhaka, Xherdan Shaqiri is the best talent in Switzerland. He is known as the “young Schweinsteiger,” according to Ottmar Hitzfeld, coach of the Swiss national football team.

Xhaka has been a member of the Basel first team since the start of the 2010–11 campaign. He made his first team debut against Debrecen on the road in the Szusza Ferenc Stadium during the third qualifying round of the 2010–11 UEFA Champions League. Towards the end of the match, he scored the second goal in Basel’s 2–0 victory. He scored his first Super League goal in the 5–1 home win against FC Thun on 15 May 2011.

At the conclusion of the 2010–11 season, Xhaka and Basel won the Super League Championship title, and at the conclusion of the 2011–12 campaign, the club won the Double, the League Championship championship[15] and also the Swiss Cup[16].


Basel announced on their website on May 18 that Xhaka had reached a contract agreement with Lucien Favre’s Borussia Mönchengladbach. Xhaka signed a five-year contract with the team following the conclusion of his medical examinations. Mönchengladbach did not disclose the transfer fee, which is thought to be around €8.5 million.

And then from muchengladbach, arsenal bought him In 2016 Between 30-35£

Granit xhaka international career

From the swiss teen to the under 21, and then finally making his debut in the senior team.

Xhaka complained to the Albanian sports media that the FSHF was ignoring him while the Swiss Football Association was showing much more interest before making his international debut for Switzerland. At the time, Xhaka was still debating playing for his birth country or his adopted nation, Albania.

On June 4, 2011, in a 2-2 UEFA Euro 2012 qualification draw with England at Wembley Stadium, Xhaka made his international debut for Switzerland.

He made his debut for his country on November 15, 2011, in his sixth match, in a 1-0 victory over Luxembourg at the Stade Josy Barthel.

Xhaka was also considered by Switzerland to play in the 2012 Olympic Football competition, but he chose to practice with his new club instead. He took part in each of Switzerland’s ten games during the 2014 FIFA World Cup qualification campaign, and he scored both goals against Slovenia in a 2-0 victory. Xhaka was included in the Switzerland 2014 World Cup roster by head coach Ottmar Hitzfeld on June 2, 2014. Xhaka scored in the team’s second game, a 5-2 defeat against France.

He was chosen for the Euro 2016 tournament, when Switzerland’s campaign got underway in Lens against Albania. Taulant was playing against his brother Xhaka, whose squad won 1-0. He received the “Man of the Match” award.

And Xhaka was chosen for the Switzerland team that would compete in Euro 2020 in June 2021.Xhaka was chosen in November 2022 for the 26-person Switzerland team that would compete in Qatar for the 2022 FIFA World Cup.

Granit xhaka wife and children

no one else except the lady of enraptured beauty, Leonita, the brunette. She is Granit Xhaka’s attractive wife. Lekaj hails from a Kosovo Albanian family, just like Xhaka.

While still representing his old team, Borussia Monchengladbach, Xhaka first encountered Leonita.The Switzerland international was drawn to her because she was working for the Bundesliga squad. She is certainly very attractive.

Granit Xhaka once put on a stylish brown suit in April 2017 and got down on one knee to propose to his girlfriend. When Leonita Lekaj said yes, Instagram users congratulated her.She said YES, Xhaka said with the identical photo that he also shared on his Instagram account. A golden wife is a paradise, and a golden ball is a miracle. Mrs. and Mr. Xhaka

they have Three children together

Xhaka’s personality

Characteristics: Xhaka possesses the traits listed below.

Strengths: Granit Xhaka is gregarious, kind, cooperative, diplomatic, and fair-minded.

Xhaka’s Weaknesses: He can be unsure of himself. More so, he despises conflict and has a bad habit of holding grudges.


Violence, unfairness, loudmouths, and conformity are things Granit Xhaka despises.

Granit Xhaka is generally peaceful, just, and loathes being by themselves. For him, the cooperation is crucial.

Granit xhaka father

HIs Father’s Name Is Ragip Xhaka 

Granit xhaka net worth

He has An Estimate Net worth of $65Million

Granit Xhaka age and date of Birth

He was born on 27 September 1992, and he is 30 years old

Granit Xhaka Position

he plays as a Midfielder for both club and country

Granit Xhaka’s weight

He weighs 84kg

Xhaka’s height

He is 1.80m tall

Granit Xhaka’s Instagram account

you can catch up with him on Instagram @granitxhaka

Granit Xhaka’s Twitter handle

you can also catch up with him on TwItter@_Granitxhaka84

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