Nico Elvedi – Wikipedia

Swiss association football player

Nico Elvedi (born 30 September 1996) is a Swiss professional footballer who plays as a centre back for Bundesliga club Borussia Mönchengladbach and the Switzerland national team.

Club career[edit]

Born in Zürich, Elvedi was a youth player for FC Zürich. He made his Swiss Super League debut on 15 May 2014 in a 1–0 away win against FC Lausanne-Sport playing the full match.[3]

Elvedi joined Borussia Mönchengladbach in 2015 for a €4 million transfer fee. He scored his first goal in the Bundesliga during the derby against 1. FC Köln. The match saw Borussia Mönchengladbach win 1–0.[citation needed]

International career[edit]

Elvedi played for various Swiss youth teams, and made his debut for the senior Switzerland national football team in a friendly 1–2 defeat to Belgium on 28 May 2016.[4]

He was included in the Switzerland national football team 23-man squad for the 2018 FIFA World Cup.[5]

In May 2019, he played in 2019 UEFA Nations League Finals, where his team finished 4th.[6]

In 2021 he was called up to the national team for the 2020 UEFA European Championship, where the team created one of the main sensations of the tournament reaching the quarter-finals.[7]

Personal life[edit]

Elvedi’s twin brother, Jan, is also a professional footballer who plays for 2. Bundesliga club Jahn Regensburg.[8][9]

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

As of match played 2 May 2022[10]

International[edit]

As of match played 2 June 2022[11]
Switzerland
Year Apps Goals
2016 3 0
2017 1 0
2018 5 1
2019 8 0
2020 5 0
2021 13 0
2022 2 0
Total 37 1
Scores and results list Switzerland’s goal tally first.[11]

References[edit]

  1. ^

    “FIFA World Cup Russia 2018: List of Players: Switzerland” (PDF). FIFA. 15 July 2018. p. 30. Archived from the original (PDF) on 11 June 2019.

  2. ^ https://www.borussia.de/de/team-saison/die-fohlenelf/spielerkader.html?playerid=312&cHash=39dcb20fbd70388783c118182833cde2[dead link]
  3. ^ “Lausanne Sport vs. FC Zürich – 15 May 2014 – Soccerway”. soccerway.com. Retrieved 2 November 2014.
  4. ^ “Switzerland vs. Belgium – Football Match Summary – May 28, 2016 – ESPN”. ESPN.com. Retrieved 1 June 2021.
  5. ^ “Switzerland opts for experience in World Cup squad”. Associated Press News. 4 June 2018. Retrieved 1 August 2019.
  6. ^ “Pickford the hero in England shootout win”. BBC Sport.
  7. ^ https://www.uefa.com / uefaeuro-2020 / match / 2024485 – switzerland-vs-spain / lineups /? iv = true
  8. ^ Nico Elvedi at FootballDatabase.eu Edit this at Wikidata
  9. ^ Nico Elvedi at kicker (in German)
  10. ^ Nico Elvedi at Soccerway
  11. ^ a b “Nico Elvedi”. National Football Teams. Benjamin Strack-Zimmermann. Retrieved 22 November 2018.