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The Best Soccer Players from Switzerland 

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Updated August 17, 2019 5.8k votes 952 voters 72.6k views 80 items

In case you're wondering, here's an extensive list of the best soccer players from Switzerland. The list includes the top soccer (or “football”) players from Switzerland, along with photos when available. This list of best Swiss soccer players is ordered by popularity, so only the greatest players are at the top of the list. If you're searching for a particular famous Swiss soccer player you can use the "search" box to find what you're looking for.

Some of the top players on this list include Stefan Frei and Karl Rappan, answering the questions, "Who are the best Swiss footballers?" and "Who is the greatest Swiss soccer player of all time?" Of course, you can help determine just who is the very best, and those that follow close behind. 

You can click on the names of these popular soccer players of Switzerland in order to get more information about each one. If you're a sports lover then you can use this list of popular Swiss soccer players to discover some new athletes that you might really enjoy watching.

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Xherdan Shaqiri is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Switzerland
Xherdan Shaqiri Midfielder from Gnjilane

Nationality: Switzerland

Xherdan Shaqiri (Albanian pronunciation: [dʒɛrˈdan ʃaˈciɾi]; born 10 October 1991) is a Swiss professional footballer who plays as a winger for Premier League club Liverpool and the Swiss ...more
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Granit Xhaka is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Switzerland
anonymous999 added Midfielder from Gnjilane

Nationality: Switzerland

Granit Xhaka (Albanian pronunciation: [ɡɾaˈnit ˈdʒaka]; born 27 September 1992) is a Swiss professional footballer who plays as a midfielder for Premier League club Arsenal and is the captain of ...more

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Stéphane Chapuisa... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Switzerland
Forward from Lausanne

Nationality: Switzerland

Stéphane Chapuisat (born 28 June 1969) is a Swiss retired footballer who played as a striker. A prolific goalscorer for both club and country (for which he appeared more than 100 times), ...more
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Valon Behrami is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Switzerland
Midfielder from Kosovska Mitrovica

Nationality: Switzerland

Valon Behrami (born 19 April 1985) is a Swiss professional footballer who plays as a midfielder for Udinese. His previous clubs include Stabio, Chiasso, Lugano, Genoa, Verona, Lazio, West Ham ...more
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Alexander Frei is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Switzerland
Forward from Basel

Nationality: Switzerland

Alexander Frei (born 15 July 1979) is a Swiss former footballer who played as a forward. He is the interim manager of FC Basel.He began his career at FC Basel, going on to various other clubs in ...more
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Gökhan Inler is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Switzerland
Midfielder from Olten

Nationality: Switzerland, Turkey

Gökhan İnler (born 27 June 1984) is a Swiss professional footballer who plays as a central midfielder for Turkish club İstanbul Başakşehir. İnler began his professional career with FC Basel ...more
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Hakan Yakin is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Switzerland
Hakan Yakin Forward and Midfielder from Basel

Nationality: Switzerland

Hakan Yakin (Turkish: Hakan Yakın; born 22 February 1977) is a Swiss former footballer who played as a forward or midfielder. He was a member of the Swiss national team for eleven years.
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Tranquillo Barnetta is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Switzerland
Tranquillo Barnetta Midfielder from St. Gallen

Nationality: Switzerland, Italy

Tranquillo Barnetta (Italian pronunciation: [traŋˈkwillo barˈnetta]; born 22 May 1985) is a retired Swiss professional footballer who played as a midfielder. He usually played out wide as a left ...more
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Roman Bürki is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Switzerland
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Nationality: Switzerland

Roman Bürki (born 14 November 1990) is a Swiss professional footballer, who currently plays as a goalkeeper for Borussia Dortmund. Before that Bürki was part of the winning squad of ...more

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Stéphane Henchoz ... is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Switzerland
Stéphane Henchoz Defender from Billens-Hennens

Nationality: Switzerland

Stéphane Henchoz (French pronunciation: ​[ɑ̃ʃo]; born 7 September 1974) is a former Swiss international footballer who played as a defender, most notably for the English club Liverpool. ...more
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Philippe Senderos is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Switzerland
Defender from Geneva

Nationality: Switzerland

Philippe Sylvain Senderos (born 14 February 1985) is a Swiss professional footballer who is currently out of contract. He last played as a defender for the Houston Dynamo in Major League Soccer ...more
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Ciriaco Sforza is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Switzerland
Midfielder from Wohlen

Nationality: Switzerland

Ciriaco Sforza (Italian pronunciation: [tʃiˈriːako ˈsfɔrtsa]; born 2 March 1970) is a Swiss former professional football player and currently the manager of FC Wil, who played as a midfielder. ...more
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Johan Djourou is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Switzerland
Defender and Midfielder from Abidjan

Nationality: Switzerland, Côte d’Ivoire

Danon Issouf Johannes Djourou Gbadjere (pronounced [dʒuʁu]; born 18 January 1987), more commonly known as Johan Djourou, is a Swiss international footballer who is currently a free agent.He ...more
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Alain Sutter is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Switzerland
Midfielder from Bern

Nationality: Switzerland

Alain Sutter (born 22 January 1968) was one of the most successful Swiss football players during the 1990s.
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Kubilay Türkyilmaz ... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Switzerland
Kubilay Türkyilmaz Forward from Bellinzona

Nationality: Switzerland

Kubilay "Kubi" Türkyilmaz (Turkish: Kubilay Türkyılmaz; born 4 March 1967) is a former Swiss footballer who played as a forward. He completed his international career as the ...more
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Eren Derdiyok is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Switzerland
Forward from Basel

Nationality: Switzerland, Turkey

Eren Derdiyok (born 12 June 1988) is a Swiss footballer who plays as a striker for Göztepe S.K. in the Süper Lig and Switzerland national team.
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Robert Ballaman is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Switzerland
Robert Ballaman

Nationality: Switzerland

Robert Ballaman (21 June 1926 - 5 September 2011) was a Swiss footballer who played as a centre forward.
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Johann Vogel is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Switzerland
anonymous999 added Johann Vogel Midfielder from Geneva

Nationality: Switzerland

Johann Louis François Vogel (born 8 March 1977) is a Swiss former footballer who played as a midfielder.
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Charles Antenen is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Switzerland
Charles Antenen

Nationality: Switzerland

Charles Antenen (3 November 1929 in La Chaux-de-Fonds – 20 May 2000) was a Swiss football player, who was nicknamed Kiki.
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Roberto Di Matteo is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Switzerland
Midfielder from Schaffhausen

Nationality: Switzerland, Italy

Roberto Di Matteo (Italian pronunciation: [roˈbɛrto di matˈtɛːo]; born 29 May 1970) is an Italian former professional footballer and manager. During his playing career as a midfielder, he played ...more
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Lorik Cana is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Switzerland
Defender and Midfielder from Gjakova

Nationality: Switzerland, France, Albania

Lorik Agim Cana (Albanian pronunciation: [ˈlɔɾik ˈtsana]; born 27 July 1983) is an Albanian former professional footballer. He is currently the Grassroots ambassador for children's football in ...more
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Gelson Fernandes is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Switzerland
Midfielder from Praia

Nationality: Switzerland, Cape Verde

Gelson da Conceição Tavares Fernandes (born 2 September 1986) is a Swiss professional footballer who plays as a defensive midfielder for German club Eintracht Frankfurt. He also ...more
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Milaim Rama is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Switzerland
Forward from Vitina

Nationality: Switzerland, Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia

Milaim Rama (Serbo-Croat: Milajim Rama) (born 29 February 1976) is a former Swiss football player of Albanian descent. He spent most of his career playing for FC Thun.
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Stefan Frei is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Switzerland
Stefan Frei Goalkeeper from Altstätten

Nationality: Switzerland

Stefan Frei (born 20 April 1986) is a Swiss-American footballer who currently plays as a goalkeeper for Seattle Sounders FC in Major League Soccer. Frei has played his entire professional career ...more
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Johan Vonlanthen is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Switzerland
Forward and Midfielder from Santa Marta

Nationality: Colombia, Switzerland

Johan Vonlanthen Benavídez (born 1 February 1986 in Santa Marta, Colombia) is a former Swiss footballer who plays as a winger for Swiss Promotion League side Wil. His stepfather is a ...more