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The Best Soccer Players from Switzerland  

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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
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 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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Stéphane Chapuisat is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Switzerland
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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Valon Behrami is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Switzerland
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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Alexander Frei is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Switzerland
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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Roman Bürki is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Switzerland
mitfea36 added
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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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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Gökhan Inler is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Switzerland
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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Tranquillo Barnetta is listed (or ranked) 9 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) 10 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Switzerland
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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Stéphane Henchoz is listed (or ranked) 11 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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Philippe Senderos is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Switzerland
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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Alain Sutter is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Switzerland
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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Kubilay Türkyilmaz is listed (or ranked) 14 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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Ciriaco Sforza is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Switzerland
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
16
Robert Ballaman is listed (or ranked) 16 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) 17 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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Eren Derdiyok is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Switzerland
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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Stefan Frei is listed (or ranked) 19 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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Milaim Rama is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Switzerland
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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Roberto Di Matteo is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Switzerland
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) 22 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Switzerland
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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Daniel Gygax is listed (or ranked) 23 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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Lorik Cana is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Switzerland
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) 25 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Switzerland
Charles Antenen
Charles Antenen was a Swiss football player, who was nicknamed Kiki.