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The Best Soccer Players from Switzerland

Updated August 17, 2019 6.5k votes 1.0k voters 75.3k 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 Shaqiri1
    489
    140

    Xherdan Shaqiri

    Midfielder

    BirthplaceGnjilane

    NationalitySwitzerland

    Xherdan Shaqiri (Albanian pronunciation: [dʒɛrˈdan ʃaˈciɾi]; born 10 October 1991) is a Swiss...  more
  • Granit Xhaka2
    276
    108

    Granit Xhaka

    Midfielder

    BirthplaceGnjilane

    NationalitySwitzerland

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

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  • Stéphane Chapuisat3
    217
    103

    BirthplaceLausanne, Switzerland

    NationalitySwitzerland

    Stéphane Chapuisat (born 28 June 1969) is a Swiss retired footballer who played as a...  more
  • Alexander Frei4
    162
    71

    BirthplaceBasel, Switzerland

    NationalitySwitzerland

    Alexander Frei (born 15 July 1979) is a Swiss former footballer who played as a forward. He is...  more
  • Valon Behrami5
    193
    106

    Valon Behrami

    Midfielder

    BirthplaceKosovska Mitrovica, Serbia

    NationalitySwitzerland

    Valon Behrami (born 19 April 1985) is a Swiss professional footballer who plays as a...  more
  • Roman Bürki6
    Roman Bürki (born 14 November 1990) is a Swiss professional footballer, who currently plays as...  more
  • Milaim Rama7
    76
    35

    BirthplaceVitina, Serbia

    NationalitySwitzerland, Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia

    Milaim Rama (Serbo-Croat: Milajim Rama) (born 29 February 1976) is a former Swiss football...  more
  • Hakan Yakin8
    101
    59

    Hakan Yakin

    Forward, Midfielder

    BirthplaceBasel, Switzerland

    NationalitySwitzerland

    Hakan Yakin (Turkish: Hakan Yakın; born 22 February 1977) is a Swiss former footballer who...  more
  • Stéphane Henchoz9
    87
    50

    Stéphane Henchoz

    Defender

    BirthplaceBillens-Hennens, Switzerland

    NationalitySwitzerland

    Stéphane Henchoz (French pronunciation: ​[ɑ̃ʃo]; born 7 September 1974) is a former Swiss...  more
  • Karl Odermatt10
    51
    20

    Karl Odermatt

    Forward, Midfielder

    BirthplaceLucerne, Switzerland

    NationalitySwitzerland

    Karl Odermatt (born 17 December 1942 in Lucerne) is a Swiss former footballer who played for...  more
  • Tranquillo Barnetta11
    88
    60

    Tranquillo Barnetta

    Midfielder

    BirthplaceSt. Gallen, Switzerland

    NationalitySwitzerland

    Tranquillo Barnetta (Italian pronunciation: [traŋˈkwillo barˈnetta]; born 22 May 1985) is a...  more
  • Albert Bunjaku12
    64
    36

    BirthplaceGnjilane

    NationalitySwitzerland

    Albert Bunjaku (born 29 November 1983) is a Kosovar Albanian football player who plays for...  more
  • Urs Suter13
    43
    15

    Urs Suter

    Urs Suter (born 4 March 1959 in Zürich) is a Swiss former footballer who played as a...  more
  • Gökhan Inler14
    104
    77

    Gökhan Inler

    Midfielder

    BirthplaceOlten, Switzerland

    NationalitySwitzerland,Turkey

    Gökhan İnler (born 27 June 1984) is a Swiss professional footballer who plays as a central...  more
  • Taulant Xhaka15
    56
    29

    BirthplacePristina

    NationalitySwitzerland

    Taulant Ragip Xhaka is an Albanian professional footballer who plays as a defender for Swiss...  more
  • Norbert Eschmann16
    48
    22

    Norbert Eschmann

    Midfielder

    BirthplaceBesançon, France

    NationalityFrance,Switzerland

    Norbert Eschmann (19 September 1933 – 13 May 2009|sports) was a Swiss-French footballer....  more
  • Philippe Senderos17
    84
    59

    BirthplaceGeneva, Switzerland

    NationalitySwitzerland

    Philippe Sylvain Senderos (born 14 February 1985) is a Swiss professional footballer who is...  more
  • Alain Sutter18
    63
    38

    Alain Sutter

    Midfielder

    BirthplaceBern, Switzerland

    NationalitySwitzerland

    Alain Sutter (born 22 January 1968) was one of the most successful Swiss football players...  more
  • Alain Rochat19
    41
    16

    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....  more
  • Shkelzen Gashi20
    55
    32

    Shkelzen Gashi

    Midfielder

    BirthplaceSwitzerland

    NationalitySwitzerland, Yugoslavia, Italy

    Shkëlzen Taib Gashi (born 15 July 1988) is an Albanian professional footballer who plays as a...  more
  • Ciriaco Sforza21
    80
    59

    Ciriaco Sforza

    Midfielder

    BirthplaceWohlen, Switzerland

    NationalitySwitzerland

    Ciriaco Sforza (Italian pronunciation: [tʃiˈriːako ˈsfɔrtsa]; born 2 March 1970) is a Swiss...  more
  • Bruno Berner22
    41
    19

    Bruno Berner

    Defender, Midfielder

    BirthplaceZürich, Switzerland

    NationalitySwitzerland

    Bruno George Berner (born 21 November 1977) is a Swiss former professional footballer....  more
  • Rudolf Ramseyer23
    42
    20

    Rudolf Ramseyer

    Rudolf Ramseyer (17 September 1897 – 13 September 1943) was a Swiss football (soccer) player...  more
  • Umberto Barberis24
    41
    19

    BirthplaceSion, Switzerland

    NationalitySwitzerland

    Umberto Barberis or simply Berto (born 5 June 1952 in Sion, Switzerland) is a former...  more
  • Kubilay Türkyilmaz25
    60
    41

    Kubilay Türkyilmaz

    Forward

    BirthplaceBellinzona, Switzerland

    NationalitySwitzerland

    Kubilay "Kubi" Türkyilmaz (Turkish: Kubilay Türkyılmaz; born 4 March 1967) is a former Swiss...  more