Dominik Schmid (footballer, born 1998)

Dominik Robin Schmid (born 10 March 1998) is a Swiss professional footballer who plays as a midfielder for Grasshoppers.

Dominik Schmid
Personal information
Full name Dominik Robin Schmid
Date of birth (1998-03-10) 10 March 1998 (age 24)
Place of birth Rheinfelden, Switzerland
Height 1.82 m (6 ft 0 in)
Position(s) Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Grasshoppers
Number 31
Youth career
2007–2009 FC Kaiseraugst
2009–2015 Basel
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2015–2016 Basel U-21 20 (3)
2016–2020 Basel 4 (0)
2018–2019Lausanne-Sport (loan) 23 (0)
2019–2020FC Wil (loan) 38 (1)
2020– Grasshoppers 42 (3)
National team
2015 Switzerland U-17 1 (0)
2015–2016 Switzerland U-18 3 (0)
2016 Switzerland U-19 7 (1)
2017–2019 Switzerland U-20 11 (1)
2017–2019 Switzerland U-21 4 (0)
*Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of 17 October 2021
‡ National team caps and goals, correct as of 25 March 2019

CareerEdit

Schmid started his youth football with FC Kaiseraugst but transferred early to FC Basel. He advanced through their youth system until 2015 as he joined their U-21 team. On 10 March 2017 (his 19th Birthday he signed a three and a half year professional contract and joined their first team during their 2016–17 season under head coach Urs Fischer.[1] He played his domestic league debut in their first team in the away game in the Letzigrund on 28 May 2017 as Basel won 3–1 against Grasshopper Club.[2]

Under trainer Urs Fischer Schmid played just that one League game but the team won the Swiss Super League championship at the end of the 2016–17 Super League season. For the club this was the eighth title in a row and their 20th championship title in total.[3] They also won the Swiss Cup for the twelfth time, which meant they had won the double for the sixth time in the club's history.[4]

Schmid started their 2017–18 season with Basel's first team and had three league appearances in the early stages, but the only game where he played the full 90 minutes was the 2017–18 Swiss Cup match against amateur club FC Wettswil-Bonstetten. To gain more match experience he played in the U-21 team. During the winter break he was loaned to Lausanne-Sport, where he signed a contract over 18 months.[5] Lausanne suffered relegation and Schmid had only been playing sporadicly, so the loan was ended early after just 12 months. Then, on 15 January 2019. Schmid was loaned out to FC Wil in the Challenge League for the rest of the season.[6] With Wil Schmid played regularly and so the loan was extended another six months. Following this loan period Schmid left Basel. During his time with the club, Schmid played a total of 14 games for Basel scoring one goal. Four of these games were in the Swiss Super League, one in the Swiss Cup and nine were friendly games. He scored his one goal during the test games.[7]

In August 2020, Schmid transferred to Grasshopper Club Zürich in the Swiss Challenge League, signing a three-year contract.[8] He quickly became an integral part of the club and was instrumental in helping the record champion achieve promotion back to the Swiss Super League. On 24 November 2021, he extended his contract until 2024.[9] He was voted Player of the Season by the fans of Grasshopper for the 2021-22 season.[10]

HonoursEdit

FC Basel
Grasshopper Club Zürich

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ FC Basel 1893 (10 March 2017). "Dominik Schmid unterschreibt Profivertrag". Dominik Schmid signs professional contract (in German). FC Basel 1893 AG. Retrieved 2022-11-16.
  2. ^ Marti, Caspar (28 May 2017). "3:1-Sieg bei GC dank Toren in der Schlussphase". 3-1 win against GC thanks to goals in the closing stages (in German). FC Basel 1893 AG. Retrieved 2022-11-16.
  3. ^ Marti, Casper (2017). "Der Saisonabschluss im Zeitraffer". FC Basel 1893. Retrieved 2017-06-02.
  4. ^ Brütsch, Markus (29 April 2017). "Zwei Sterne für Basel: Der FCB gewinnt zum 20. Mal die Meisterschaft – wie es dazu kam". Two stars for Basel: FCB wins the championship for the 20th time – how it came about (in German). schweiz am wochenende. Retrieved 2022-11-16.
  5. ^ FC Basel 1893 (15 January 2018). "Dominik Schmid leihweise zum Lausanne-Sport". Dominik Schmid on loan to Lausanne Sport (in German). FC Basel 1893 AG. Retrieved 2022-11-16.
  6. ^ FC Basel 1893 (15 January 2019). "Dominik Schmid wechselt leihweise zum FC Wil 1900". Dominik Schmid is loaned out to FC Wil 1900 (in German). FC Basel 1893 AG. Retrieved 2022-11-16.
  7. ^ Verein "Basler Fussballarchiv” (2020). "Dominik Schmid - FCB statistic". Verein "Basler Fussballarchiv”. Retrieved 2022-11-16.
  8. ^ GCZ (7 August 2020). "GC verpflichtet Dominik Schmid". GC signs Dominik Schmid. www.gcz.ch. Retrieved 2022-11-16.
  9. ^ GCZ (24 November 2021). "Schmid extends contract until 2024". www.gcz.ch. Retrieved 2022-11-16.
  10. ^ GCZ (25 May 2022). "Dominik Schmid is your player of the season 2021/22". www.gcz.ch. Retrieved 2022-11-16.
  11. ^ "DOMINIK SCHMID IS YOUR 'PLAYER OF THE SEASON' 2021/22". www.gcz.ch. Retrieved 2022-05-30.

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