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The Best Soccer Players from Switzerland

Updated August 17, 2019 6.5k votes 994 voters 74.7k views80 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
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    Xherdan Shaqiri

    Midfielder

    BirthplaceGnjilane

    NationalitySwitzerland

    Xherdan Shaqiri (Albanian pronunciation: [dʒɛrˈdan ʃaˈciɾi]; born 10 October 1991) is a Swiss... more on Wikipedia
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    Granit Xhaka is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Switzerland
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    Granit Xhaka

    Midfielder

    BirthplaceGnjilane

    NationalitySwitzerland

    Granit Xhaka (Albanian pronunciation: [ɡɾaˈnit ˈdʒaka]; born 27 September 1992) is a Swiss... more on Wikipedia

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    Stéphane Chapuisat is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Switzerland
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    BirthplaceLausanne, Switzerland

    NationalitySwitzerland

    Stéphane Chapuisat (born 28 June 1969) is a Swiss retired footballer who played as a... more on Wikipedia
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    Alexander Frei is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Switzerland
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    BirthplaceBasel, Switzerland

    NationalitySwitzerland

    Alexander Frei (born 15 July 1979) is a Swiss former footballer who played as a forward. He is... more on Wikipedia
  • 5
    Roman Bürki is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Switzerland
    Roman Bürki (born 14 November 1990) is a Swiss professional footballer, who currently plays as... more on Wikipedia
  • 6
    Valon Behrami is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Switzerland
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    Valon Behrami

    Midfielder

    BirthplaceKosovska Mitrovica, Serbia

    NationalitySwitzerland

    Valon Behrami (born 19 April 1985) is a Swiss professional footballer who plays as a... more on Wikipedia
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    Lorik Cana is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Switzerland
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    Lorik Cana

    Defender, Midfielder

    BirthplaceGjakova, Serbia

    NationalityFrance,Albania

    Lorik Agim Cana (Albanian pronunciation: [ˈlɔɾik ˈtsana]; born 27 July 1983) is an Albanian... more on Wikipedia
  • 8
    Bernt Haas is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Switzerland
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    Bernt Haas

    Defender

    BirthplaceVienna, Austria

    NationalitySwitzerland, Austria

    Bernt Haas (born 8 April 1978 in Vienna, Austria) is a Swiss former football defender who last... more on Wikipedia
  • 9
    Hakan Yakin is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Switzerland
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    Hakan Yakin

    Forward, Midfielder

    BirthplaceBasel, Switzerland

    NationalitySwitzerland

    Hakan Yakin (Turkish: Hakan Yakın; born 22 February 1977) is a Swiss former footballer who... more on Wikipedia
  • 10
    Stéphane Henchoz is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Switzerland
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    Stéphane Henchoz

    Defender

    BirthplaceBillens-Hennens, Switzerland

    NationalitySwitzerland

    Stéphane Henchoz (French pronunciation: ​[ɑ̃ʃo]; born 7 September 1974) is a former Swiss... more on Wikipedia
  • 11
    Blaise Nkufo is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Switzerland
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    BirthplaceKinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo

    NationalitySwitzerland, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Zaire

    Isetsima Blaise Nkufo (born 25 May 1975) is a Swiss former international footballer who played... more on Wikipedia
  • 12
    Albert Bunjaku is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Switzerland
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    36

    BirthplaceGnjilane

    NationalitySwitzerland

    Albert Bunjaku (born 29 November 1983) is a Kosovar Albanian football player who plays for... more on Wikipedia
  • 13
    Tranquillo Barnetta is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Switzerland
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    61

    Tranquillo Barnetta

    Midfielder

    BirthplaceSt. Gallen, Switzerland

    NationalitySwitzerland

    Tranquillo Barnetta (Italian pronunciation: [traŋˈkwillo barˈnetta]; born 22 May 1985) is a... more on Wikipedia
  • 14
    Gökhan Inler is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Switzerland
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    Gökhan Inler

    Midfielder

    BirthplaceOlten, Switzerland

    NationalitySwitzerland,Turkey

    Gökhan İnler (born 27 June 1984) is a Swiss professional footballer who plays as a central... more on Wikipedia
  • 15
    Norbert Eschmann is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Switzerland
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    21

    Norbert Eschmann

    Midfielder

    BirthplaceBesançon, France

    NationalityFrance,Switzerland

    Norbert Eschmann (19 September 1933 – 13 May 2009|sports) was a Swiss-French footballer.
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    Alain Sutter is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Switzerland
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    Alain Sutter

    Midfielder

    BirthplaceBern, Switzerland

    NationalitySwitzerland

    Alain Sutter (born 22 January 1968) was one of the most successful Swiss football players... more on Wikipedia
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    Alain Rochat is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Switzerland
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    Alain Rochat

    Defender, Midfielder

    BirthplaceSaint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Canada

    NationalitySwitzerland,Canada

    Alain Rochat (born 1 February 1983) is a Swiss footballer who plays for Lausanne-Sport.
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    Philippe Senderos is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Switzerland
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    BirthplaceGeneva, Switzerland

    NationalitySwitzerland

    Philippe Sylvain Senderos (born 14 February 1985) is a Swiss professional footballer who is... more on Wikipedia
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    Ciriaco Sforza is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Switzerland
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    61

    Ciriaco Sforza

    Midfielder

    BirthplaceWohlen, Switzerland

    NationalitySwitzerland

    Ciriaco Sforza (Italian pronunciation: [tʃiˈriːako ˈsfɔrtsa]; born 2 March 1970) is a Swiss... more on Wikipedia
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    Rudolf Ramseyer is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Switzerland
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    Rudolf Ramseyer

    Rudolf Ramseyer (17 September 1897 – 13 September 1943) was a Swiss football (soccer) player... more on Wikipedia
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    Shkelzen Gashi is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Switzerland
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    33

    Shkelzen Gashi

    Midfielder

    BirthplaceSwitzerland

    NationalitySwitzerland, Yugoslavia, Italy

    Shkëlzen Taib Gashi (born 15 July 1988) is an Albanian professional footballer who plays as a... more on Wikipedia
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    Bruno Berner is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Switzerland
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    19

    Bruno Berner

    Defender, Midfielder

    BirthplaceZürich, Switzerland

    NationalitySwitzerland

    Bruno George Berner (born 21 November 1977) is a Swiss former professional footballer.... more on Wikipedia
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    Umberto Barberis is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Switzerland
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    19

    BirthplaceSion, Switzerland

    NationalitySwitzerland

    Umberto Barberis or simply Berto (born 5 June 1952 in Sion, Switzerland) is a former... more on Wikipedia
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    Kubilay Türkyilmaz is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Switzerland
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    Kubilay Türkyilmaz

    Forward

    BirthplaceBellinzona, Switzerland

    NationalitySwitzerland

    Kubilay "Kubi" Türkyilmaz (Turkish: Kubilay Türkyılmaz; born 4 March 1967) is a former Swiss... more on Wikipedia
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    Aljmir Murati is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Switzerland
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    22

    Aljmir Murati

    Forward

    BirthplaceGnjilane

    NationalitySwitzerland,Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia

    Aljmir Murati (born 18 September 1985) is a Swiss football player of Kosovar Albanian descent .
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