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Granit Xhaka biography, career info and net worth

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Granit Xhaka
Granit Xhaka biography, career info and net worth. Photo/ Mid-Day.
  • Granit Xhaka is a professional footballer who plays for Premier League club Arsenal and the Switzerland national team
  • The Switzerland international has so far earned over 35 million Euros in his football career
  • His brother, Taulant Ragip, is a professional footballer who plays for Basel

Granit Xhaka biography presents you the full story of his life from childhood to where he is at the moment.

To begin with, Granit Xhaka is a professional footballer who plays for Premier League club Arsenal and the Switzerland national team.

Granit Xhaka

Granit Xhaka. Photo/ Mid-Day.

Xhaka is a naturally gifted player and has been praised for his performance on the pitch by fans, pundits and managers. He is a box-to-box midfielder with serious energy getting around the pitch. However, the Swiss has also faced criticism because of his temperament, which has led to him being sent off several times during matches.

Xhaka has won two Swiss Footballer of the Year awards and one Swiss Youth Footballer of the Year. He has also won titles while playing for Basel, Arsenal and the Switzerland national team. So, let’s take a look at Granit Xhaka biography.

Granit Xhaka Biography 

Full name Granit Xhaka
Age 30
Place of birth Basel, Switzerland
Date of birth 27 September 1992
Height 1.86 m
Nationality Swiss
Occupation Footballer
Source of wealth Football
Marital status Married

Career 

Granit Xhaka began began playing football at Concordia Basel before moving to FC Basel in 2002. He spent years at Basel youth system honing his football skills before becoming a member of the U-21 squad in 2008.

Granit Xhaka’s performance at a young age attracted the attention of many and he was dubbed the ‘young Schweinsteiger’ by the Swiss national football coach. Former FC Basel coach Thorsten Fink made remarks that Xhaka is the best footballer in Switzerland.

Xhaka began playing for the Basel senior team during the 2010-11 season. He scored on his debut, which was against Debrecen in the third qualifying round of the 2010-11 season UEFA Champions League.

Xhaka spent two seasons with FC Basel senior team, winning the Swiss Cup once and the Swiss Super League two consecutive times.

Granit Xhaka signed a five-year deal with German club Borussia Monchengladbach in May 2012. He made his debut on 18 August in a DFB-Pokal match against Alemannia Aachen. The Swiss footballer spent four seasons with Borussia Monchengladbach, making over 100 league appearances.

On 25 May 2016, Xhaka joined Arsenal and made his debut in a 2-1 victory over MLS All-Stars. The midfielder has been a key player in Arsenal’s midfield. During his time with the Gunners, he has won two FA Cup and two FA Community Shield titles.

Career Earnings 

To further sharpen your interest in reading Granit Xhaka biography, we take a look at his career earnings over the years. According to Capology.com, the Switzerland international has earned over 35 million Euros in his football career.

During the 2015-16 season, Xhaka earned 1.5 million Euros playing for Borussia Monchengladbach. His salary increased to 4,160,000 Euros the following season after joining Arsenal. From 2017 to 2021, Xhaka earned 5.2 million Euros per season.

The midfielder earned 6,240,000 Euros playing for Arsenal last season. Xhaka currently earns 120,000 Euros gross per week.

Granit Xhaka

Granit Xhaka. Photo/ Football365.

Net Worth 

There is no reliable source online that has Granit Xhaka’s net worth. However, it is estimated that the Arsenal star is worth $17 million. Xhaka’s main source of income is football. In addition to his professional job, he earns money by advertising on social media.

Personal Life 

Granit Xhaka biography would be incomplete without talking about his personal life. Xhaka has a brother and a younger sister. His brother, Taulant Ragip, is a professional footballer who plays for Basel. He represented the Albania national team between 2014 and 2019.

Granit Xhaka is married to Leonita Lekaj. The two began dating when Xhaka was playing for Borussia Monchengladbach. They got engaged in 2016 and married the following year. Xhaka and his wife have two daughters.

FAQs 

How old is Granit Xhaka? 

Born on 27 September 1992, Granit Xhaka is currently 30 years old .

How much does Granit Xhaka make? 

Granit Xhaka earns 120,000 Euros gross per week.

Does Granit Xhaka play for Arsenal? 

Yes. Granit Xhaka plays for Arsenal and the Switzerland national team.

How much is  Granit Xhaka worth in 2023? 

Granit Xhaka’s net worth is estimated to be $17 million.

Abraham Odhiambo is an avid sports fan who loves to write about football, boxing and wrestling. He's a big supporter of Manchester United. He's pursuing a bachelor's degree in Communication and Media at Egerton University.

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