Granit Xhaka

Born: September 27, 1992 (age 23)

Height: 6'0.5" (185cm)

Hometown: Prishtina, Kosovo
Nationality: Switzerland Swiss

Moenchengladbach's Swiss midfielder Granit Xhaka plays the ball during the German first division Bundesliga football match Borussia Moenchengladbach vs Hanover 96 in the German city of Moenchengladbach on August 17, 2013
Career History
Senior2012-Borussia Monchengladbach
International2011-Switzerland
Sports Mole has 86 articles about Granit Xhaka. Articles 1 to 40:
Switzerland's midfielder Granit Xhaka celebrates their victory at the end of a Group E football match between Switzerland and Ecuador at the Mane Garrincha National Stadium in Brasilia during the 2014 FIFA World Cup on June 15, 2014
Bayern Munich enter race for Arsenal target Granit Xhaka?
A report claims that Borussia Monchengladbach captain Granit Xhaka is wanted by Bayern Munich this summer, having previously been linked with a switch to Arsenal.
21:53
Karim Benzema, who got the keys to my bimmer, celebrates scoring during the La Liga game between Real Madrid and Espanyol on January 31, 2016
Karim Benzema 'still on Arsenal's radar'
Arsenal will reportedly consider a fresh approach for Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema this summer.
Apr 18, 14:02
Alex Iwobi of Arsenal looks on during the Emirates Cup match between Arsenal and Olympique Lyonnais at the Emirates Stadium on July 25, 2015 in London, England.
Alex Iwobi discussing new Arsenal deal
Arsene Wenger confirms that Arsenal are discussing a contract extension for teenager Alex Iwobi.
Apr 7, 10:52
Moenchengladbach's Swiss midfielder Granit Xhaka (L) and Bayern Munich's Dutch midfielder Arjen Robben vie for the ball during the German first division Bundesliga football match on March 22, 2015
Report: Arsenal hunt Granit Xhaka
Arsenal close in on a £33m swoop for Granit Xhaka, according to reports.
Mar 24, 22:31
Switzerland's midfielder Granit Xhaka celebrates their victory at the end of a Group E football match between Switzerland and Ecuador at the Mane Garrincha National Stadium in Brasilia during the 2014 FIFA World Cup on June 15, 2014
Borussia Monchengladbach: 'Granit Xhaka not for sale'
Reported Arsenal and Liverpool transfer target Granit Xhaka will not be leaving Borussia Monchengladbach this month, according to the German club's sporting director.
Jan 24, 16:53
Switzerland's midfielder Granit Xhaka celebrates their victory at the end of a Group E football match between Switzerland and Ecuador at the Mane Garrincha National Stadium in Brasilia during the 2014 FIFA World Cup on June 15, 2014
Arsenal, Liverpool to battle for Granit Xhaka?
Arsenal and Liverpool will reportedly battle for the signature of unsettled Borussia Monchengladbach midfielder Granit Xhaka.
Jan 7, 11:35
Raheem Sterling of Manchester City during the Barclays Premier League match between Manchester City and Watford at Etihad Stadium on August 29, 2015
Team News: Raheem Sterling leads line for Manchester City
Raheem Sterling will start in attack for Manchester City as Manuel Pellegrini's side host Borussia Monchengladbach in the Champions League.
Dec 8, 18:46
Monchengladbach's Swedish defender Oscar Wendt celebrates after the opening goal during the Group D, second-leg UEFA Champions League football match Borussia Monchengladbach vs FC Sevilla in Monchengladbach, western Germany on November 25, 2015
Result: Borussia Monchengladbach, Sevilla crash out
Borussia Monchengladbach beat Sevilla 4-2 for their first win of the Champions League group stage, but both sides are knocked out of the competition.
Nov 25, 21:36
Monchengladbach's Swedish defender Oscar Wendt celebrates after the opening goal during the Group D, second-leg UEFA Champions League football match Borussia Monchengladbach vs FC Sevilla in Monchengladbach, western Germany on November 25, 2015
Half-Time Report: Lars Stindl fires Borussia Monchengladbach in front
Lars Stindl fires Borussia Monchengladbach in front against Sevilla in their Champions League Group D clash.
Nov 25, 20:35
Monchengladbach's Swedish defender Oscar Wendt celebrates after the opening goal during the Group D, second-leg UEFA Champions League football match Borussia Monchengladbach vs FC Sevilla in Monchengladbach, western Germany on November 25, 2015
Live Commentary: Borussia Monchengladbach 4-2 Sevilla - as it happened
Relive Sports Mole's live coverage of Borussia Monchengladbach's 4-2 win over Sevilla in Group D in the Champions League.
Nov 25, 19:15
Moenchengladbach's Swiss midfielder Granit Xhaka plays the ball during the German first division Bundesliga football match Borussia Moenchengladbach vs Hanover 96 in the German city of Moenchengladbach on August 17, 2013
Team News: Granit Xhaka returns for Borussia Monchengladbach
Borussia Monchengladbach captain Granit Xhaka returns to his side's starting XI for their Champions League Group D match against Sevilla.
Nov 25, 18:47
Switzerland's midfielder Granit Xhaka celebrates their victory at the end of a Group E football match between Switzerland and Ecuador at the Mane Garrincha National Stadium in Brasilia during the 2014 FIFA World Cup on June 15, 2014
Granit Xhaka plays down exit talk
Borussia Monchengladbach captain Granit Xhaka plays down talk linking him with a move to Liverpool by claiming that he is "really enjoying" life at his current club.
Nov 23, 14:51
Switzerland's midfielder Granit Xhaka celebrates their victory at the end of a Group E football match between Switzerland and Ecuador at the Mane Garrincha National Stadium in Brasilia during the 2014 FIFA World Cup on June 15, 2014
Report: Liverpool want Granit Xhaka
A report claims that Liverpool want to sign £20m-rated Swiss midfielder Granit Xhaka from Borussia Monchengladbach in the January transfer window.
Nov 16, 14:11
General view of the Amex Stadium prior to the npower Championship Play Off Semi Final Second Leg between Brighton & Hove Albion and Crystal Palace at Amex Stadium on May 13, 2013
Preview: England Under-21s vs. Switzerland Under-21s
Sports Mole previews Monday's U21 Euro 2017 qualifier between England and Switzerland, who are currently both locked on seven points apiece in Group 9.
Nov 13, 16:19
Croatian referee Marijo Strahonja shows the red card to Moenchengladbach's Swiss midfielder Granit Xhaka (L) during the round of 32, second leg UEFA Europe League football match against Sevilla on February 26, 2015
Result: Monchengladbach held to goalless draw
Granit Xhaka is sent off late on as Borussia Monchengladbach are held to a 0-0 draw by Ingolstadt in Bundesliga.
Nov 7, 16:28
Monchengladbach's US defender Fabian Johnson scores past Juventus' defender from France Patrice Evra (L) during the UEFA Champions League Group D, second-leg football match Borussia Monchengladbach vs Juventus in Monchengladbach, western Germany on Novemb
Result: Borussia Monchengladbach, Juventus finishes all square
Borussia Monchengladbach and 10-man Juventus play out a 1-1 draw in Tuesday night's Champions League Group D clash at Borussia-Park.
Nov 3, 21:39
Monchengladbach's US defender Fabian Johnson scores past Juventus' defender from France Patrice Evra (L) during the UEFA Champions League Group D, second-leg football match Borussia Monchengladbach vs Juventus in Monchengladbach, western Germany on Novemb
Half-Time Report: All square between Borussia Monchengladbach, Juventus
Borussia Monchengladbach and Juventus are playing out a 1-1 draw in Tuesday night's Champions league Group D clash at Borussia-Park.
Nov 3, 20:36
Hertha's Norwegian midfielder Per Ciljan Skjelbred and Moenchengladbach's Swedish defender Oscar Wendt vie for the ball during the German first division Bundesliga football match Hertha BSC Berlin vs Borussia Moenchengladbach at the Olympic Stadium in Ber
Result: Borussia Monchengladbach claim sixth successive win
Borussia Monchengaladbach claim a sixth successive Bundesliga victory by beating Hertha Berlin 4-1 in the capital.
Oct 31, 16:28
Gladbach fans wave flags during the UEFA Europa League Group C football match VfL Borussia Moenchengladbach vs Olympique de Marseille in Moenchengladbach, western Germany on October 25, 2012. Moenchengladbach defeated Marseille 2-0. AFP PHOTO / ODD ANDERS
Result: Mahmoud Dahoud inspires Borussia Monchengladbach to five-goal win
Borussia Monchengladbach put five past a poor Eintracht Frankfurt to earn their fourth Bundesliga win in a row.
Oct 17, 19:33
Moenchengladbach's Swiss midfielder Granit Xhaka plays the ball during the German first division Bundesliga football match Borussia Moenchengladbach vs Hanover 96 in the German city of Moenchengladbach on August 17, 2013
Borussia Monchengladbach midfielder Granit Xhaka suffers ankle ligament injury
Borussia Monchengladbach suffer another injury blow as Swiss midfielder Granit Xhaka tears ankle ligaments while on international duty.
Oct 13, 15:58
Borussia Monchengladbach stiker Raffael celebrates after scoring against Apollon Limassol during the second leg UEFA Europa League Group A football match between VfL Borussia Monchengladbach and Apollon Limassol FC, at the Neo GSP Stadium in Nicosia on No
Result: Borussia Monchengladbach continue resurgence at Stuttgart
Andre Schubert secures a second win as interim boss as Borussia Monchengladbach claim a 2-1 victory over Stuttgart.
Sep 26, 16:46
Borussia Monchengladbach stiker Raffael celebrates after scoring against Apollon Limassol during the second leg UEFA Europa League Group A football match between VfL Borussia Monchengladbach and Apollon Limassol FC, at the Neo GSP Stadium in Nicosia on No
Result: Borussia Monchengladbach record first win of season with victory over Augsburg
Borussia Monchengladbach record their first win of the Bundesliga campaign, scoring four goals in 21 first-half minutes to earn a 4-2 victory over Augsburg.
Sep 23, 23:02
Switzerland's midfielder Granit Xhaka celebrates their victory at the end of a Group E football match between Switzerland and Ecuador at the Mane Garrincha National Stadium in Brasilia during the 2014 FIFA World Cup on June 15, 2014
Granit Xhaka: 'Tough ask for Borussia Monchengladbach'
Borussia Monchengladbach midfielder Granit Xhaka concedes that it will be difficult for the German side to advance from their Champions League group.
Sep 14, 15:03
Wayne Rooney of England celebrates scoring their second goal from the penalty spot during the UEFA EURO 2016 Group E qualifying match between England and Switzerland at Wembley Stadium on September 8, 2015
Match Analysis: England 2-0 Switzerland
Sports Mole takes an in-depth look at England's 2-0 victory over Switzerland, a match which saw Wayne Rooney score a record 50th goal for his country.
Sep 8, 22:30
Wayne Rooney of England celebrates scoring their second goal from the penalty spot during the UEFA EURO 2016 Group E qualifying match between England and Switzerland at Wembley Stadium on September 8, 2015
Result: Wayne Rooney breaks record as England down Switzerland
Wayne Rooney becomes England's leading goalscorer after finding the net in a 2-0 win over Switzerland at Wembley.
Sep 8, 21:36
England's midfielder Ross Barkley celebrates with England's forward Wayne Rooney and England's forward Alex Oxlade Chamberlain after scoring during the EURO 2016 qualifying football match San Marino vs England at the San Marino stadium in Serravalle on Se
Preview: England vs. Switzerland
Sports Mole previews Tuesday's Euro 2016 Group E qualifier between England and Switzerland at Wembley.
Sep 7, 16:59
Jannik Vestergaard of SV Werder Bremen during the Betway Cup match between West Ham Utd and SV Werder Bremen at Boleyn Ground on August 2, 2015
Result: Werder Bremen see off Borussia Monchengladbach
Janick Vestergaard hits the winner as Werder Bremen secure their first win of the season with a 2-1 victory over Borussia Monchengladbach at Weserstadion.
Aug 30, 18:30
Monchengladbach's Swedish defender Oscar Wendt and his teammates celebrate after a goal during the German first division Bundesliga football match between Borussia Monchengladbach v Borussia Dortmund in Moenchengladbach, Germany, on April 11, 2015
Half-Time Report: Werder Bremen, Borussia Monchengladbach level at break
Werder Bremen and Borussia Monchengladbach both score late in the first half to go into half time at 1-1 in their Bundesliga clash at Weserstadion.
Aug 30, 17:23
Moenchengladbach's Swiss midfielder Granit Xhaka (L) and Bayern Munich's Dutch midfielder Arjen Robben vie for the ball during the German first division Bundesliga football match on March 22, 2015
Xhaka: 'Gladbach must respond'
Granit Xhaka urges Borussia Monchengladbach to produce an immediate response to their opening-day defeat to Borussia Dortmund.
Aug 22, 14:13
Dortmund's midfielder Ilkay Guendogan (R), Dortmund's striker Marco Reus (C) and Dortmund's Gabonese striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang celebrate after Reus scored during the UEFA Europa League third qualifying round second leg football match between Borus
Half-Time Report: Borussia Dortmund already three up against Borussia Monchengladbach
Borussia Dortmund head into half time with a commanding 3-0 lead over Borussia Monchengladbach.
Aug 15, 18:17
Dortmund's head coach Thomas Tuchel reacts during the UEFA Europa League third qualifying round second leg football match between Borussia Dortmund and Wolfsberger AC on August 6, 2015
Preview: Borussia Dortmund vs. Borussia Monchengladbach
Sports Mole takes a look at the preparations of both sides ahead of Saturday's Bundesliga clash between Borussia Dortmund and Borussia Monchengladbach.
Aug 13, 20:27
Moenchengladbach's Swiss midfielder Granit Xhaka (L) and Bayern Munich's Dutch midfielder Arjen Robben vie for the ball during the German first division Bundesliga football match on March 22, 2015
Max Eberl: 'Granit Xhaka will not be sold to Bayern Munich'
Granit Xhaka will not be joining Bayern Munich in the summer transfer window, according to Borussia Monchengladbach sporting director Max Eberl.
Jul 14, 20:23
Switzerland's midfielder Granit Xhaka celebrates with teammates midfielder Xherdan Shaqiri (L) and midfielder Gokhan Inler after he scored the team's second goal during the Euro 2016 qualifying football match between Switzerland and Estonia at the Swisspo
Result: Xherdan Shaqiri snatches late Switzerland victory in Lithuania
Switzerland come from behind to beat Lithuania thanks to a late winner from Xherdan Shaqiri in their Euro 2016 qualifier.
Jun 14, 21:43
Hertha's Japanese midfielder Genki Haraguchi (L) and Moenchengladbach's Swiss midfielder Granit Xhaka vie for the ball during the German first division Bundesliga football match between Hertha BSC Berlin and Borussia Moenchengladbach at the Olympic Stadiu
Result: Ibrahima Traore wins it late on for Borussia Monchengladbach
Borussia Monchengladbach keep the pressure alive on Wolfsburg in the hunt for second place in the Bundesliga, courtesy of a 2-1 win over Hertha Berlin.
May 3, 18:25
Switzerland's defender Fabian Schaer celebrates with teammate forward Josip Drmic after he scored the first goal during the Euro 2016 qualifying football match between Switzerland and Estonia at the Swissporarena stadium in Lucerne on March 27, 2015
Result: Switzerland ease past Estonia
Switzerland beat Estonia 3-0 to win their third consecutive match in Euro 2016 qualifying.
Mar 27, 21:45
Vitolo of Sevilla (R) celebrates with team mates as he scores their second goal during the UEFA Europa League Round of 32 second leg match against Moenchengladbach on February 26, 2015
Europa League roundup: Holders Sevilla safely through
Two goals from midfielder Vitolo help Europa League holders champions Sevilla secure a 3-2 away win at Borussia Monchengladbach and book a place in the next round.
Feb 26, 20:22
Moenchengladbach's Swiss midfielder Granit Xhaka, Moenchengladbach's Austrian defender Martin Stranzl and Moenchengladbach's Dutch defender Roel Brouwers celebrate during the German first division Bundesliga football match Borussia Moenchengladbac
Result: Granit Xhaka winner takes Borussia Monchengladbach past FC Koln
Granit Xhaka scores a stoppage-time winner to hand Borussia Monchengladbach a 1-0 victory over fierce rivals FC Koln in the Bundesliga.
Feb 14, 16:44
Schalke's Italian head coach Roberto Di Matteo attends a training session at the arena in Gelsenkirchen, western Germany on October 20, 2014
Preview: Schalke 04 vs. Borussia Monchengladbach
Sports Mole previews the Bundesliga clash between Champions League chasers Schalke and Borussia Monchengladbach at the Veltins-Arena.
Feb 4, 16:41
Moenchengladbach's Swiss midfielder Granit Xhaka plays the ball during the German first division Bundesliga football match Borussia Moenchengladbach vs Hanover 96 in the German city of Moenchengladbach on August 17, 2013
Granit Xhaka signs contract extension with Borussia Monchengladbach
Granit Xhaka signs a new contract with Borussia Monchengladbach to extend his stay at the club until 2019.
Feb 2, 16:06
Borussia Monchengladbach stiker Raffael celebrates after scoring against Apollon Limassol during the second leg UEFA Europa League Group A football match between VfL Borussia Monchengladbach and Apollon Limassol FC, at the Neo GSP Stadium in Nicosia on No
Result: Borussia Monchengladbach battle past Hertha Berlin
Borussia Monchengladbach return to winning ways with a 3-2 victory over Hertha Berlin.
Dec 6, 16:25
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17Werder Bremen3187164363-2031
18Hannover3264222959-3022