Herzlich willkommen. [73][74], Xhaka was appointed as a temporary captain by Vladimir Petković in the absence of Stephan Lichtsteiner, which caused him to be criticised by former Swiss international Stéphane Henchoz, who claimed that Xhaka could not properly represent Switzerland due to his Albanian heritage, instead suggesting that Lichtsteiner, Yann Sommer, or Fabian Schär serve as captain. [7], Granit Xhaka was born on 27 September 1992 in the city of Basel, Switzerland into an Albanian family from Podujevo, then part of the SFR Yugoslavia, now Kosovo. 81 xhaka cm 51 pac. He prefers to shoot with his left foot. 69 dri. Advert. He and fellow goalscorer Xherdan Shaqiri, who is also of Kosovar descent, celebrated their goals by making an eagle gesture resembling the double headed eagle of the Albanian flag. Granit Xhaka 80 - live prices, in-game stats, comments and reviews for FIFA 21 Ultimate Team FUT. Between 2008 and 2010, he played 37 games for the U-21 team, scoring eleven goals. The Swiss team won the World Cup. [64], Xhaka was selected for Euro 2016, where Switzerland's campaign opened against Albania in Lens. Aubameyang the fans would love but thats glittery FIFA 21 nonsense and Holding is the future Arsenal captain. [24], In his second season at the club, Xhaka started 29 times and made five substitute appearances as Gladbach finished in sixth place in the 2014–15 Bundesliga.[24]. [76], In July 2017, Xhaka married his long-term partner, Leonita Lekaj. Towards the end of the match, he scored the second goal in Basel's 2–0 victory. He also removed his jersey before walking straight down the tunnel. fifa 19. [45] On 30 October 2019 the club announced that Xhaka would be offered counselling. In 2018, Xhaka was the eighth most Googled personality in Switzerland. Granit Xhaka was born on Sept. 27, 1992. Add the latest transfer rumour here. His parents are Albanian. [28], Xhaka made his competitive debut for Arsenal in the club's opening match of the 2016–17 Premier League season, a 4–3 defeat to Liverpool, replacing midfielder Mohamed Elneny in the 65th minute while also picking up a yellow card in the process. [41] The incident began when a portion of Arsenal fans started to cheer when his name was called to be replaced. [42] Xhaka's actions were met with significant criticism after the match, and manager Unai Emery described Xhaka's conduct as "wrong". Granit Xhaka has backed Nicolas Pepe to "come back stronger" after he was sent off in Arsenal's goalless draw with Leeds. On 30 September, he made his first appearance for Borussia in the Champions League proper in a 1–2 group stage loss at home to Manchester City. [4] He was made captain of Borussia Mönchengladbach in 2015 at the age of 22, leading the team to UEFA Champions' League qualification for a second successive season. The Swiss was one of several underwhelming Gunners as Mikel Arteta's side were comfortably beaten 2-0 at bitter rivals Tottenham. [20] At the end of the 2010–11 season, Xhaka won the Super League Championship title with Basel and at the end of the 2011–12 season he won the Double, the League Championship title[21] and the Swiss Cup[22] with the club. FIFA 21 Road to the Final Europa League cards are coming Nov. 10, four days after the Champions League live items were added to the game. As so he started in the Cup final against Chelsea which the Gunners won 2–1. ... FIFA 21 Compilation Shows Players 'Coming Up … He was voted the man of the match. 69 def. Fifa has opened disciplinary proceedings against Switzerland’s Granit Xhaka and Xherdan Shaqiri after they celebrated their goals during a 2-1 … ", "Better than Shaqiri – the teenage Basel star who Bayern Munich must stop tonight", "Der 15. [29] His first goal for the club came on 17 September 2016, a 25-yard thunderbolt in a 4–1 Premier League victory against Hull City. Can FIFA clean it up? The transfer fee was not disclosed by Mönchengladbach, but is estimated to be in the region of €8.5 million. 10. He participated in the Under-17 World Cup in 2009 in Nigeria. View his overall, offense & defense attributes, compare him with other players in the game. After medical checks were completed, Xhaka signed a five-year deal with the club. [59] On 15 November 2011, during his sixth international appearance, he scored his first international goal in the 1–0 away win against Luxembourg at the Stade Josy Barthel. Arsenal look to be improving under Mikel Arteta, but do their FIFA 21 ratings reflect that? Xhaka began his career at hometown club Basel, winning the Swiss Super League in each of his first two seasons. 65 sho. [60], Switzerland also tried to select Xhaka to participate in the 2012 Olympic Football tournament, but he opted to stay at his new club for pre-season training. [66], Ahead of the 2018 World Cup qualifiers, there was speculation that Xhaka could switch his allegiance to represent Kosovo, which had been accepted as a full member of FIFA and were allowed to play competitive matches for the first time. The Swiss team reached the final without conceding a goal, but lost to Spain 2–0. Xhaka has played for Swiss youth squad at the U-17 level. Xhaka has got a 3-star skillmoves rating. Granit Xhaka was born on Sept. 27, 1992. FC Nürnberg. [18], Former Basel coach Thorsten Fink once said. 69 def. On 13 December 2020, Arsenal hosted Burnley in a Premier League fixture. His workrates are Low / Medium. He is currently 28 years old and plays as a Defensive Midfielder for Arsenal in England. Granit Xhaka - FIFA 20 - 81 rating, prices, reviews, comments and more ... FIFA 21. FIFA 21 next-gen will launch worldwide on Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S and PlayStation 5 on December 4, 2020. "[19] Whilst the Swiss National Football Coach, Ottmar Hitzfeld, has dubbed him the 'young Schweinsteiger.'[19]. [37], On 15 September 2018, Xhaka scored the first goal, from a direct free kick, in a 2–1 victory against Newcastle United. His first goal of the 2017–18 season came in a 3–3 draw with Liverpool, Xhaka scored a 25-yard thunderbolt to take Arsenal from 2–1 to 2–2. all fifa 21 - fifa cards for granit xhaka fifa 21. [77], Switzerland national under-19 football team, 2011 UEFA European Under-21 Football Championship, 2014 FIFA World Cup qualification campaign, "Updated squads for 2017/18 Premier League confirmed", "Granit Xhaka: Profile of Arsenal's first summer signing", "Granit Xhaka: a born leader who will finally bring some grit to Arsenal – Marcus Christenson", "Granit Xhaka becomes Arsenal's third-most expensive transfer at around £30m", "Wir sind Borussia. FIFA The Best: Messi, Ronaldo, Lewy nominated. [39], On 27 September 2019, Arsenal manager Unai Emery confirmed that Xhaka will be the new captain for the Gunners, replacing Laurent Koscielny. [46] Arsenal later tweeted an explanation from Xhaka about the incident. [34], Xhaka went on to feature throughout Arsenal's triumphant FA Cup campaign. Xhaka, however, published an open letter stating that his participation in Euro 2016 had disqualified him from changing his allegiance, and he was thus tied to Switzerland. 78 phy. [48][49], After this incident, Xhaka began a hiatus from the first team squad and it was deemed highly likely that Xhaka would leave Arsenal in the upcoming January transfer window. [51][52] Xhaka credited Arteta for this resurgence, claiming 'He [Arteta] turned me around and gave me a second chance and he showed me he trusted me and I tried to give him everything back. Switzerland captain Stephan Lichtsteiner was warned and fined 5,000 Swiss francs ($5,050). Get the latest SOCCER news on Granit Xhaka. His best stats are: Aggression: 91, Shot Power: 90, Short Pass: 84, Long Pass: 84, Stamina: 82. ... FIFA 21 The latest FIFA 21 … [57] This was the last game in the qualification Group 2 to the 2011 UEFA European Under-21 Football Championship. The Swiss team won the World Cup.[56]. The brothers started their youth football by Concordia Basel and both moved to Basel in 2002. Diary of a scout: How COVID-19 has impacted the search for new talent ... and that a swap deal involving Swiss midfielder Granit Xhaka is an option that interests the Nerazzurri. Arsenal fans on Twitter lauded Granit Xhaka’s display during Switzerland’s 1-1 draw against Spain in the UEFA Nations League last night. – Borussia Mönchengladbach", "Granit Dhaka: Zuhause bin ich sowohl in der Schweiz wie in Kosova", "Granit Xhaka: "Es ist ein guter Moment für diesen tollen Schritt, "Granit Xhaka: 'My dad's first few months in jail were OK, then the beatings started, "Arsenal's Granit Xhaka fired by his father's struggle for freedom", "Xhaka: Zgjodha pa hezitim Zvicrën, shqiptarët më thonë tradhtar! [58], Xhaka debuted for Switzerland at Wembley Stadium against England in a 2–2 UEFA Euro 2012 qualification draw on 4 June 2011. Xhaka was sent off at the 56th minute, after clashing with Dwight McNeil and later grabbing Ashley Westwood by the neck. His older brother, Taulant Xhaka, is a professional footballer and plays for Basel and the Albania national team. [68] On 22 June, he equalised with a long-range strike as the Swiss came from behind to defeat Serbia 2–1 in their second game. He scored his first Super League goal in the 5–1 home win against FC Thun on 15 May 2011. © www.fifaindex.com 2020 - Terms Of Service - Cookie Policy. On 5 November 2019, just a month and a week after his announcement as captain, Xhaka was stripped of the captain's armband. [38] On 28 October 2018, he scored again from a free kick against Crystal Palace. His overall rating in FIFA 21 is 80 with a potential of 81. 67 sho. [50] However, under the tenure of new manager Mikel Arteta, Xhaka was reintroduced into the team as a key player and saw a sharp uptake in his form for the club and slowly began to win over the fans with whom he had previously had an oft fractious relationship. In the next match, against VfB Stuttgart, Xhaka again captained the side and scored a goal in a 3–1 win. [32] On 22 January 2017, Xhaka was sent off for the second time in the season, by referee Jon Moss, in Arsenal's 2–1 home win against Burnley. ... "There were actually a few positives as well," the 21-year-old contended. Stay up to date with SOCCER player news, rumors, updates, social feeds, analysis and more at FOX Sports. [36] '[53] On 1 August 2020, Xhaka was selected to start in the FA Cup Final against Chelsea, and went on to win his second winners' medal as Arsenal won their 14th FA Cup.[54]. Although the new video game is not officially released until September 28th, the game's ultimate team team mode, which allows players to build their own team, has already begun, so that fans with early access to the game can already start creating their team. [40], In the match against Crystal Palace at Emirates Stadium on 27 October 2019, Xhaka was at the center of criticism after being substituted off in the 61st minute. [23], Xhaka made his debut in a DFB-Pokal first round match against Alemannia Aachen on 18 August 2012. [13][14] Their family moved from Podujevo, District of Pristina to Switzerland that year.[15][16][17]. [8][9][10][11][12] His father Ragip was a political prisoner. [27] Xhaka made his first appearance for Arsenal (as a half-time substitution) in a 2–1 win against the MLS All-Stars. Xhaka played his first game for the under-21 side on 3 September 2010, as a substitute, as the team beat the Republic of Ireland 1–0 at the Cornaredo Stadium in Lugano. 80 pas. Xhaka has got a 3-star skillmoves rating. Granit Xhaka and Xherdan Shaqiri received a warning and a fine of 10,000 Swiss francs ($10,100) for unsporting behavior, in a judgment Monday by FIFA's disciplinary panel. [62] On 2 June 2014, Xhaka was named in Switzerland's 2014 World Cup squad by national coach Ottmar Hitzfeld. 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