Stephan Lichtsteiner Biography

( 1984 - )
October 24, 2018
First published on:June 22, 2018
by Rob

Facts of Stephan Lichtsteiner

Date of Birth: 1984, January 16
Age: 35 years old
Birth Nation: Switzerland
Height: 6 Feet
Birth Name Stephan Lichtsteiner
Birth Place Adligenswil, Switzerland
Famous Name Stephan Lichtsteiner
Father Reto Lichtsteine
Net Worth $4 million
Salary 5,460,000
Nationality Swiss
Ethnicity White
Currently Working For Switzerland national football team and Arsenal
Currently Married Yes
Married to Manuela Markworth Naomi Lichtsteiner
Divorce No
Children Kim Noemi
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Tatto(s) No
Squad No 2
Caps 101
World Cup Game 8
Rank 494

Stephan Lichtsteiner is a professional soccer player who currently plays as the right wing-back and right midfielder for Switzerland National Football Team and an English Premier League club Arsenal.

 

The 34-year-old footballer is currently managed by Relatives. He has been honored with 2015 Swiss Footballer of the Year.

Early Life of Stephan Lichtsteiner

Stephan Lichtsteiner was born on 16th January 1984, in Adligenswil, Switzerland. Hisa father'a name is Reto Lichtsteiner and has a brother named, Marco Lichtsteiner.

Lichtsteiner belongs to Caucasian white ethnicity and holds Swiss nationality. Lichtsteiner left his home for playing football at Grasshopper Zurich while he was very young.

Stephan Lichtsteiner's Net Worth

Back in 2013, Lichtsteiner's market price was estimated to be around £15.30 million. As of 7th June 2018, his market worth is reported to be around £1.35 million. He is the ambassador of Puma, Jeep & Nike.

Lichtsteiner owns a house in Turin, Italy.  He earns €105K as weekly wages from his present club i.e. €5,460,000 annually. As of 2018, his net worth is estimated to be around $4 million. He has a Fiat car which price is reported to be around $19,995. As of June 2018, his release clause is reported to be around €9.1 million. Back in 2012, his yearly salary was reported to be around €1.7 million.

Stephan Lichtsteiner Career

Club Career

During his youth career, Lichtsteiner played at the youth academy of FC Adligenswil, Luzern and Grasshopper.  After being promoted from the youth club of Grasshopper, he made his senior debut during 2001-002 at the Swiss Football league. He was the member of the team that won 2002–03 Swiss Football League.

On 1st July 2005, Lichtsteiner was transferred to Lille with the transfer fee £585K and became the regular player. He left the club in 2008 after scoring 5 goals in 89 appearances.

After his brilliant performance, Lichtsteiner received an offer from many clubs like Paris Saint-Germain and Everton. He later signed a four-year deal with Lazio for the fee worth £1.08 million. Along with his team, he won the 2008–09 Coppa Italia and 2009 Supercoppa Italiana.

He remained at Lazio until 2011 and played 100 matches.

Lichtsteiner signed with Juventus in 2012. He won the Seria A title with Juventus for seven consecutive times every year since joining.

He made his last appearances for the team in a 2-1 home victory against Verona as the club win their seventh consecutive league title where he missed a penalty. Before ending his career, he netted 12 goals in 201 appearances.

Lichtsteiner arrived at Arsenal on 1st July 2018, on a free transfer. He was a member of the team that won 2011-018 Serie A, 2012,2013 and 2015 Supercoppa Italiana and Coppa Italia (2014–018).

National Career of Stephan Lichtsteiner

Lichtsteiner made his international debut with the Switzerland U21 where he played 30 games scoring 1 goal. Following this, he earned his first senior cap with the coach Jakob Kuhn in a 1-2 loss to Brazil on 15th November 2006. He was named as the captain for the 2016 European Championship after long-time captain Gokhan Inler was left out of the team. 

FIFA World Cup 2018

Lichtsteiner was named in the final 23-man squad for the FIFA World Cup 2018. Most recently, his team got 1 point after playing draw with Brazil. During the match, Brazil's Philippe Coutinho scored an opening goal. Following that, Steven Zuber netted a consolation goal in 50th minute. The team is going to play against Serbia on June 22.

Personal Life of Stephan Lichtsteiner

Lichtsteiner is 1.83m i.e. 6 feet tall in his height and weighs around 75 Kg. He is married to his wife, Manuela Markworth Naomi Lichtsteiner whom he met in his hometown, Adligenswill in his young age.

His wife is a fitness instructor and an economist. After dating for a couple of years, they exchanged their vows in 2010. The couple welcomed their first child, daughter Kim Noemi on 30th January 2011 and their second child in 2013.


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