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.
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.
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.
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.
He was included in the Switzerland national football team 23-man squad for the 2018 FIFA World Cup.
In May 2019, he played in 2019 UEFA Nations League Finals, where his team finished 4th.
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.
Elvedi’s twin brother, Jan, is also a professional footballer who plays for 2. Bundesliga club Jahn Regensburg.
- As of match played 2 May 2022
- As of match played 2 June 2022
- Scores and results list Switzerland’s goal tally first.
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