Yann Sommer is a professional Swiss football player who plays as a goalkeeper for the German Bundesliga football club, Borussia Monchengladbach and the Swiss National Team. Apart from playing for Borussia Monchengladbach, he has played for Swiss clubs such as FC Basel and Grasshopper, as well as Liechtenstein football club FC Vaduz.
He has played for Switzerland in their youth teams and made his international debut in 2012. He also represented them at the 2014 FIFA World Cup and UEFA Euro 2016. Currently, Sommer wears jersey number 1.
He was in a relationship with his then-girlfriend, Sabrina Meie. They split up in 2014 after dating for some years. Reportedly, the former couple was in a 3-year long-distance relationship. Sabrina is a goalkeeper and an actress by profession.
After breaking up with Sabrina Meie, Sommer started dating his girlfriend-turned-wife Alina in 2016. Alina is a law student who comes from near Cologne. Sommer first released the photo of his new girlfriend in January 2017 while he was on vacation in Thailand.
The pair walked down the wedding aisle in August 2019. And on November 4, 2019, Sommer and his wife welcomed their first child, a daughter named Mila.
Sommer has been playing for Bundesliga club Borussia Monchengladbach for a long time, and he has a special deal with the team. When he joined the club in 2014, Sommer received a contract worth €9 million. So, Salary Sport reports his weekly salary to be £62,000 while the yearly salary is £3,224,000.
Moreover, Sommer's market value is €5 million, while his highest value was €13 million on October 22, 2018. Besides, Nico Elvedi is also a footballer who works with Nike, just like Sommer. So, from brand collaboration, Sommer also earns a decent profit.
No doubt, Sommer enjoys net worth in the six figures. And we can speculate it to be around $7 million.
After playing for FC Basel in their youth team, he signed with the leading team in 2007 and was immediately loaned to the Liechtensteinian club FC Vaduz.
He was part of the team that went on to win the Swiss Challenge Cup and the Liechtenstein Football Cup in the 2007/08 season.
After a successful playing stint with Vaduz, he was again transferred to the Swiss club Grasshopper and signed a five-year contract with Basel in the summer of 2010. He made his UEFA debut against Otelul Galati on September 14, 2011.
He was the first-choice goalkeeper for the team as the Swiss team went on to win the Swiss Cup in 2011/12 and the Swiss Super League for several seasons.
After a successful spell at FC Basel, he moved to Germany and signed a five-year contract with the German Bundesliga football club Borussia Monchengladbach in 2014 as a replacement for Marc Andre ter Stegen.
He made his debut against FC O8 Humburg during DFB Pokal and became the first-choice goalkeeper in the following seasons.
After playing for several Swiss junior teams and representing Switzerland at the UEFA European U-21 Championship in Denmark in 2011, he made his full international debut for Switzerland against Romania in a friendly on May 30, 2012.
He represented Switzerland in major FIFA tournaments such as the 2014 FIFA World Cup and UEFA Euro 2016. As of 2022, he has made over 70 appearances for Switzerland since making his debut back in 2012. He was also included in the Swiss team for the 2018 World Cup as the first-choice goalkeeper.
Yann Sommer was born to his mother, Monika Sommer, and father, Daniel Sommer, on December 17, 1988, in Morges, Switzerland. So, Sommer holds Swiss nationality and stands at a height of 6 feet which is 1.83 m.
He has been interested in playing football since his early school days and joined various Swiss youth clubs such as FC Herriberg, Concordia, and FC Basel to start his playing career.