Stephan Lichtsteiner


1.7m fans
Plays for: Arsenal
Ranked: 124th in Premier League

Stephan Lichtsteiner (born 16 January 1984) is a Swiss professional footballer who plays for English club Arsenal and the Switzerland national team. An attacking right-back or wing-back, he is known for his energetic runs down the right wing, as well as his stamina and athleticism, which earned him the nicknames "Forrest Gump" and "The Swiss Express".He began his professional career with Grasshopper Zürich, winning a league title in 2002–03, and moved to Lille in 2005, helping the French club to Champions League qualification in his first season with the team. In 2008, he joined Italian club Lazio, and won both the Coppa Italia and Supercoppa Italiana the following year. In 2011, he signed for Juventus for a fee of €10 million. He played 257 total games for them over seven years and won 14 trophies, including Serie A in each of his seasons.

A full international since 2006, Lichtsteiner has earned over 100 caps for Switzerland, making him their fourth most capped player of all time. He has represented his country at two UEFA European Championships and three FIFA World Cups.

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4:2 at home! A nice start in the Europa League! Now let's focus on the Sunday game against Everton! 4:2 zu Hause! Ein schöner Start in die Europa League! Jetzt konzentrieren wir uns auf das Spiel am Sonntag gegen Everton! 4:2 in casa! Un buon inizio nell' Europa League! Ora testa alla partita di domenica contro l'Everton! #wearethearsenal🔴 #yagunnersya #coyg #europaleague

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3 very important points against Newcastle. 👍👍🔝🔝 Come on Arsenal! 3 sehr wichtige Punkte gegen Newcastle. 👍👍🔝🔝 Los geht's Arsenal! 3 punti importantissimi contro il Newcastle. 👍👍🔝🔝 Avanti cosí Arsenal! #COYG #WeAreTheArsenal🔴 #YaGunnersYa

Narrow 1:0 defeat against England despite a good performance. We could have done more. Nevertheless, congrats to my team for the good performance! #LetsGoSwitzerland 🇨🇭 Knappe 1:0 Niederlage gegen England trotz einer guten Leistung. Es wäre mehr dringelegen. Trotzdem Kompliment an mein Team für die gute Leistung! #HoppSchwiiz 🇨🇭 C'è mancato poco... sconfitta di 1:0 contro l'Inghilterra nonostante una buona prestazione. Avremmo potuto fare di più. Comunque complimenti alla mia squadra per la buona prestazione! #ForzaSvizzera 🇨🇭

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