Xherdan Shaqiri

Xherdan Shaqiri

Xherdan Shaqiri
Quick Facts About Xherdan Shaqiri
Celebrated Name Xherdan Shaqiri
Age 32 years old
Nick Name the Alpine Messi
Birth Name Xherdan Shaqiri
Birth Date 1991-10-10
Gender Male
Profession Footballer
Nationality Swiss/Albanian/Kosovan
Place of Birth Gjilan, SFR Yugoslavia
Ethnicity Kosovar Albanian
Religion Muslim
Residence Alderley Edge, Greater Manchester
Horoscope Libra
Father Isen Shaqiri
Mother Fatime Shaqiri
Brother Erdin and Arianit Shaqiri
Sister Fatime Shaqiri
Sexualorientation straight
Marital Status Unmarried
Girlfriend Dhurata Ahmetaj(rumored)
Net Worth 20 million euros
Salary £3.88 million annually
Height 5 ft 7 inches
Weight 72 Kg
Body Build/Type Athletic
Body Measurement 42- 32-14 inches
Eye Color Brown
Hair Color Dark brown
Jersey Number 23
Jersey Name Shaqiri
Coach Jurgen Klopp
Current Team Liverpool FC
Position Winger

Who is Xherdan Shaqiri?

Xherdan Shaqiri is a Swiss professional footballer who plays as a winger for Premier League club Liverpool and the Switzerland national team. With Liverpool, he won the 2018-19 season of the UEFA Champions League. He also won the UEFA Super Cup and the FIFA Club World Cup in 2019, as well as the Premier League in 2020, Liverpool's first league title in 30 years.

Shaqiri began his career at FC Basel, winning honors including three Swiss Super League titles, before moving to Bayern Munich, where he gained nine domestic and continental honors despite playing less frequently. In January 2015, he moved to Inter Milan for a fee of €15 million, and seven months later to Stoke City for a club-record £12 million. After Stoke's relegation from the Premier League in 2018, Shaqiri was transferred to Liverpool prior to the following season for a reported £13.5 million fee.

A full international since 2010, Shaqiri has earned over 90 caps and scored 25 goals for Switzerland. He represented the nation at 2010, 2014, and 2018 FIFA World Cups, as well as UEFA Euro 2016 and UEFA Euro 2020. He was also part of Switzerland's squad at the 2019 UEFA Nations League Finals in Portugal. He was named in the Team of the Tournament. 

Early Life and Family 

Xherdan Shaqiri was born on 10th October 1991 in Gjilan, SFR Yugoslavia (now Kosovo). His birth name is Xherdan Shaqiri. He holds Swiss Citizenship via naturalization and belongs to the Kosovar Albanian ethnic group. Libra is his star sign. by religion, he is a Muslim but celebrates Christmas, despite it being a mainly Christian holiday.

Shaqiri was born into a poor family background. In 1992, his parents immigrated to Switzerland and settled in Augst, a small town in the canton of Basel-Country bringing him and his two elder brothers named Erdin and Arianit Shaqiri and a younger sister named Medina. His father, Isen Shaqiri is a former alpine farmer while his mother Fatime Shaqiri worked as a cleaner in office buildings in the city. 

It was his father who encouraged Shaqiri and his two brothers to pursue their careers in football to get rid of poverty. So he registered his three sons at a nearby local youth club SV Augst in the year 1999. Thankfully, Shaqiri was able to pass out his trial and soon became the top player of the team and later he was signed by FC Basel at the age of 10. 

Xherdan Shaqiri Girlfriend and Dating 

Shaqiri is currently rumored to be dating gorgeous pop singer and Instagram beauty Dhurata Ahmetaj who is Kosovan by nationality. The pop star was spotted in London on a number of occasions in early 2019. 

Swiss international Shaqiri himself was born in Kosovo and reports in the eastern European country now insist he has formed a relationship with Dhurata Ahmetaj. The brunette beauty, 27, has repeatedly posted selfies taken in London on Instagram. 

Many of her followers on her Instagram account connected her name with Shaqiri and also commented about Shaqiri on her pictures. Some sources also claimed that Dhurata made the trips to the UK to hook up with winger Shaqiri. The couple has become the talk of the Swiss, Albanian and Kosovan media.

But her trip to London and connection with Shaqiri is just a kind of rumor or gossip thing. The official relationship confirmation about these two hasn't approach yet. In fact, the two still haven't met with each other publicly. 

What does Xherdan Shaqiri do for a living?

Xherdan Shaqiri is a professional footballer. His main source of earning is the salary that the football club pays him as per contract. His football career is the backbone and lifeline for his living. And Xherdan Shaqiri is really doing well with his career and earning a decent amount of income from his profession.

This hardworking player has earned millions of fortune with his current club Liverpool FC. Liverpool FC is the powerhouse and central source of income for him and many top-rated players including Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane, Roberto Firmino among others.

With his wide name and fame, he is also associated with a number of endorsement deals. One of his main sponsors is Nike. He is also featured in FIFA (video game series).

Xherdan Shaqiri Net worth & salary 

As of June 2021, the net worth of Xherdan Shaqiri is estimated to be around 20 million euros. On August 31, 2009, while joining the Senior squad of FC Basel, the market value of a 17-year winger was only €400 thousand. Now after more than a decade, his market value has reportedly become €12 million, updated on 25th May 2021. 

On 13 July 2018, Liverpool signed Shaqiri on a five-year deal after triggering his £13.5 million release clause, and with the signing, Liverpool made a deal to pay him a massive salary of 5.4 million euros annually making him the highest-paid player of Lazio FC. As of 2021, Xherdan Shaqiri is earning a weekly salary of £80,000 which is £3.88 million annually. This time in case of earning, he ranks 14th overall player of Liverpool.

The professional player hasn't lack behind from living a moderate lifestyle through his massive earnings. He lives in a half-million-dollar mansion in Alderley Edge, where Cristiano Ronaldo and David Beckham also lived.  He has vast real estate property in Switzerland where his parents live peacefully. He is very fond of high-end cars and his car collection consists of Rolls Royce Wraith Black Badge($446,275), Lamborghini Urus (€288,000), Mercedes-Benz S-Class Coupe ($110,000), Audi SQ7 ($65,000). 

How tall is Xherdan Shaqiri?

Xherdan Shaqiri is 5 ft 7 inches tall and his body weight is 72 Kg. He has an Athletic build body. His body measures 42- 32-14 inches. As a football player, he regularly does workout and gym exercises to keep him fit and active. He has a raised side-faded hairstyle that is Dark Brown in color. His eye color is Brown.

He always does heavy exercise which includes weight lifting, push-ups, Single-leg squats, Dumbbell bench step-ups, and others. He arrives every morning at the Lazio football training center for warm-ups and training. The enigmatic Swiss playmaker has suffered from a number of injuries at Anfield, but is fit again now and looking to make his mark. 

Facts About Xherdan Shaqiri

  • #1He holds tri-nationality-Swiss, Albanian and Kosovan.
  • #2 He wears Nike Mercurial Vapor boots.
  • #3He was the most Googled personality in Switzerland in 2018.
  • #4He has a contract with Liverpool until the summer of 2023.
  • #5He was the most decorated Swiss footballer of all time in 2014.
  • #6He won the Swiss Golden Player Award "Best Young Player" in 2012.
  • #7 He's left footed.
  • #8He is Switzerland's top ten scorers of all time with 25 goals.
  • #9On 11 September 2012, Shaqiri did not sing the Swiss national anthem in a World Cup qualifier.
  • #10 FIFA fined Xhaka and Shaqiri 10,000 Swiss francs in the 2018 world cup.