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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 Xherdan Shaqiri is a Swiss footballer who plays as a midfielder for Italian club Inter Milan, and the Swiss national team. Since his breakthrough into FC Basel's first team, Shaqiri has drawn ...more

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Granit Xhaka is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Switzerland
anonymous999 added Granit Xhaka Midfielder Granit Xhaka is a Swiss professional footballer of Kosovo-Albanian descent who plays as a midfielder for German club Borussia Mönchengladbach. A full international for Switzerland since ...more

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Valon Behrami is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Switzerland
Valon Behrami Midfielder Valon Behrami is a Swiss professional footballer who plays as a midfielder for Hamburg in the Bundesliga. His previous clubs include Stabio, Chiasso, Lugano, Genoa, Verona, Lazio, West Ham ...more

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Stéphane Chapuisat is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Switzerland
Stéphane Chapuisat Forward Stéphane Chapuisat is a Swiss retired footballer who played as a striker. A prolific goalscorer for both club and country, he played most of his career with Germany's Borussia Dortmund. ...more

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Alexander Frei is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Switzerland
Alexander Frei Forward Alexander Frei is a former Swiss footballer who last played for Swiss Super League club FC Basel. He first played for Basel, then for various other clubs in Switzerland, France and Germany ...more

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Gökhan Inler is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Switzerland
Gökhan Inler Midfielder Gökhan Inler is a Swiss professional footballer who plays as a central midfielder for Serie A side Napoli. He began his professional career at FC Basel but did not break through, ...more

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Hakan Yakin is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Switzerland
Hakan Yakin Forward, Midfielder Hakan Yakin is a Swiss footballer. Since January 2012 until July 2013 he played for Swiss Challenge League club AC Bellinzona and this was his last club. Since the club went redundant on 17 ...more

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Tranquillo Barnetta is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Switzerland
Tranquillo Barnetta Midfielder Tranquillo Barnetta is a Swiss professional footballer who plays as a midfielder for Schalke 04 and the Swiss national team. He usually plays out wide as a left winger but can also play in a ...more

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Johan Djourou is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Switzerland
Johan Djourou Defender, Midfielder Johan Danon Djourou-Gbadjere, more commonly known as Johan Djourou, is a Swiss international footballer who currently plays for Hamburg. He used to play as a defensive midfielder in his youth ...more

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Alain Sutter is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Switzerland
Alain Sutter Midfielder Alain Sutter was one of the most successful Swiss football players during the 1990s. Sutter began his career in 1985 with Grasshoppers Zurich, one of Switzerland's most storied clubs. After ...more

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Philippe Senderos is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Switzerland
Philippe Senderos Defender Philippe Sylvain Senderos is a Swiss professional footballer who plays for English club Aston Villa and the Switzerland national team as a central defender. He began his career at Servette, ...more

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Ciriaco Sforza is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Switzerland
Ciriaco Sforza Midfielder Ciriaco Sforza is a Swiss former professional football player and current manager, who played as a midfielder. He most notably played for Internazionale in Italy, and 1. FC Kaiserslautern, and ...more

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Stéphane Henchoz is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Switzerland
Stéphane Henchoz Defender Stéphane Henchoz is a former Swiss international footballer who played as a defender, most notably for the English club Liverpool. He was capped 72 times and played for his country from ...more

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Robert Ballaman is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Switzerland
Robert Ballaman Robert Ballaman was a Swiss footballer who played as a centre forward.

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Johann Vogel is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Switzerland
anonymous999 added Johann Vogel Midfielder Johann Louis François Vogel is a former Swiss footballer.

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Kubilay Türkyilmaz is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Switzerland
Kubilay Türkyilmaz Forward Kubilay "Kubi" Türkyilmaz is a former Swiss footballer of Turkish descent. He completed his international career as the all-time joint leading goal scorer for the Swiss national ...more

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Roman Bürki is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Switzerland
mitfea36 added Roman Bürki Roman Bürki is a Swiss professional footballer who currently plays as a goalkeeper for SC Freiburg. Bürki was part of the winning squad that beat FC Basel 4-3 on a penalty shootout in ...more

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Lorik Cana is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Switzerland
Lorik Cana Defender, Midfielder Lorik Cana is an Albanian professional footballer who plays as a defender for Italian club Lazio and captains the Albania national football team. He used to primarily play as a defensive

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Charles Antenen is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Switzerland
Charles Antenen Charles Antenen was a Swiss football player, who was nicknamed Kiki.

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Eren Derdiyok is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Switzerland
Eren Derdiyok Forward Eren Derdiyok is a Swiss footballer who plays as a striker for Turkish club Kasımpaşa and the Switzerland national team.

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Milaim Rama is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Switzerland
Milaim Rama Forward Milaim Rama 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) 22 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Switzerland
Stefan Frei Goalkeeper Stefan Frei is a Swiss footballer who currently plays for Seattle Sounders FC in Major League Soccer.

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Taulant Xhaka is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Switzerland
anonymous999 added Taulant Xhaka Defender Taulant Ragip Xhaka is an Albanian professional footballer who plays as a defender for Swiss club Basel and the Albania national football team.

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Bernt Haas is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Switzerland
Bernt Haas Defender Bernt Haas is a Swiss former football defender who last played for the Swiss club FC St. Gallen.

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Roberto Di Matteo is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Switzerland
Roberto Di Matteo Midfielder Roberto Di Matteo is an Italian retired footballer and current manager of Schalke 04 in the Bundesliga. During his playing career as a midfielder, he played for Swiss clubs Schaffhausen, ...more

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Gelson Fernandes is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Switzerland
Gelson Fernandes Midfielder Gélson da Conceição Tavares Fernandes is a Swiss professional footballer who plays as a defensive midfielder for French club Stade Rennais. He also plays for the Switzerland

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Aljmir Murati is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Switzerland
Aljmir Murati Forward Aljmir Murati is a Swiss football player of Kosovar Albanian descent who plays for Potenza S.C..

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Albert Bunjaku is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Switzerland
Albert Bunjaku Forward Albert Bunjaku is a Swiss-Kosovar football player who plays for FC St. Gallen. He represented Switzerland at the 2010 FIFA World Cup. Now he plays as a forward for the Kosovo national football

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David Degen is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Switzerland
David Degen Forward, Midfielder David Degen is a former Swiss footballer who last played for FC Basel, mostly as a right midfielder, in the Swiss Super League. He is half Dutch as his mother is from the Netherlands. His twin ...more

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Karl Odermatt is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Switzerland
anonymous999 added Karl Odermatt Forward, Midfielder Karl Odermatt is a Swiss former footballer who played for FC Basel and BSC Young Boys throughout the 1960s and 1970s. He played as a midfielder or striker and is generally regarded as one of the ...more

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Umberto Barberis is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Switzerland
anonymous999 added Umberto Barberis Midfielder Umberto Barberis or simply Berto is a former Swiss-Italian footballer, last managing Dubai Club.

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Norbert Eschmann is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Switzerland
Norbert Eschmann Midfielder Norbert Eschmann was a Swiss-French footballer.

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Baykal Kulaksızoğlu is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Switzerland
Baykal Kulaksızoğlu Midfielder Baykal Kulaksızoğlu is a Turkish-Swiss footballer who currently plays for FC Schaffhausen.

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Daniel Gygax is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Switzerland
Daniel Gygax Forward, Midfielder Daniel Gygax is a Swiss football midfielder. He currently plays for FC Luzern of the Swiss Super League and has earned 35 caps for the Swiss national team, playing at two European Championships ...more

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Rudolf Ramseyer is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Switzerland
Rudolf Ramseyer Rudolf Ramseyer was a Swiss football player who competed in the 1924 Summer Olympics. He was a member of the Swiss team, which won the silver medal in the football tournament.

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Johan Berisha is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Switzerland
Johan Berisha Forward Johan Berisha is a Swiss footballer of Albanian descent. He is currently without a club.

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Ruedi Zahner is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Switzerland
Ruedi Zahner Defender, Midfielder Rudolf "Ruedi" Zahner is a Swiss former footballer who played as a defender during the 1970s, 1980's. Zahner began playing professionally in 1976 with his local club, FC Aarau. In ...more

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Erhan Kavak is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Switzerland
Erhan Kavak Forward Erhan Kavak is a Turkish-Swiss football player, he currently plays for Kartalspor.

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Shkelzen Gashi is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Switzerland
Shkelzen Gashi Midfielder Shkëlzen Gashi is an Albanian footballer who plays as a midfielder for Swiss club Basel and the Albania national team.

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Urs Schönenberger is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Switzerland
Urs Schönenberger Urs Schönenberger is a Swiss football manager and former player.

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Johan Vonlanthen is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Switzerland
Johan Vonlanthen Forward, Midfielder Johan Vonlanthen Benavídez is a Swiss footballer who plays as a winger for Swiss Challenge League side FC Schaffhausen on loan from Grasshoppers. His stepfather is a Swiss national, ...more

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Blaise Nkufo is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Switzerland
Blaise Nkufo Forward Blaise Isetsima Nkufo is a retired Congolese-born Swiss footballer. Nkufo played professionally in Switzerland, Qatar, Germany, the Netherlands, and the United States. Nkufo was also a member of ...more

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Alfred Bickel is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Switzerland
anonymous999 added Alfred Bickel Forward Alfred Bickel, also referred to as Fredy Bickel was a Swiss football player and coach. He played as a forward for local club Grasshopper Club Zürich and the Switzerland national team, ...more

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Dominic Imhof is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Switzerland
Dominic Imhof Midfielder Dominic Imhof is a Canadian footballer who currently plays for FC Tuggen in the 1.Liga Gruppe 3.

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Thomas Bickel is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Switzerland
anonymous999 added Thomas Bickel Midfielder Thomas Bickel is a retired Swiss football midfielder. He was capped 52 times and scored 5 goals for the Swiss national team between 1986 and 1995, including three games at the 1994 FIFA World

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Siem de Jong is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Switzerland
Siem de Jong Winger, Forward, Midfielder Siem de Jong is a Dutch professional footballer who plays as an attacking midfielder or striker for English club Newcastle United. De Jong was born in Aigle, Switzerland, to Dutch parents and ...more

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Zdravko Kuzmanović is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Switzerland
Zdravko Kuzmanović Midfielder Zdravko Kuzmanović is a Serbian footballer who plays as a central midfielder for Internazionale in Serie A. He represented Serbia in the 2010 FIFA World Cup.

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Markus Gsell is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Switzerland
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Urs Suter is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Switzerland
Urs Suter Urs Suter is a Swiss former footballer who played as a goalkeeper. Suter started his football with the youth teams of the local football club FC Langnau am Albis before moving on to Grasshopper ...more

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Josef Hügi is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Switzerland
anonymous999 added Josef Hügi Forward Josef "Seppe" Hügi was a Swiss international footballer who played as a striker during the late 1940s, 1950s and early 1960s.