Player Details


Xherdan Shaqiri


5' 7"


159 lbs

Date of Birth

10.10.1991 (30)


Gjilan, Kosovo



Position Detail

Attacking Midfielder

Preferred Side




Roster Category


Player Category

International, Designated Player
Career Summary

2022 (CHICAGO FIRE): Started and played 19 minutes before leaving the field with calf discomfort in the 0-0 tie with FC Dallas on April 2 at Soldier Field...Scored his first MLS goal and had an assist on each of the Fire’s other two goals in the 3-1 win against Sporting Kansas City on March 19 at Soldier Field...Went the full 90 minutes in the 2-0 win against D.C. United on March 12 at Audi Field, sending through the pass that resulted in Stanislav Ivanov’s goal in the 32nd minute...Played the full 90 minutes in the 0-0 tie with Orlando City SC on March 5 at Soldier Field...Made his MLS debut and was named Heineken Man of the Match for his performance over 90 minutes in the 0-0 tie with Inter Miami CF on Feb. 26 at DRV PNK Stadium. 

Chicago Fire FC acquired Switzerland National Team midfielder Xherdan Shaqiri via transfer from Olympique Lyonnais (Ligue 1, France). Shaqiri will occupy a Designated Player slot on the Fire’s roster, becoming the most expensive transfer signing in Club history. Since making his professional debut in 2009, he has made 421 appearances across all competitions, winning 17 major trophies during that stretch. Additionally, the attacking midfielder has earned 100 caps for Switzerland’s senior national team, featuring in three consecutive FIFA World Cups (2010, 2014, 2018) and back-to-back European Championships (2016, 2020).

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