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.

Nico Elvedi
Wales-Switzerland match at Euro 2020 in Baku (cropped).jpg
Personal information
Full name Nico Elvedi[1]
Date of birth (1996-09-30) 30 September 1996 (age 26)
Place of birth Zürich, Switzerland
Height 1.87 m (6 ft 2 in)[2]
Position(s) Centre back, right back
Club information
Current team
Borussia Mönchengladbach
Number 30
Youth career
2005–2006 FC Greifensee
2006–2013 Zürich
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2013–2015 Zürich II 24 (0)
2014–2015 Zürich 18 (1)
2015– Borussia Mönchengladbach 214 (11)
International career
2012–2013 Switzerland U17 11 (0)
2014 Switzerland U18 1 (0)
2013–2016 Switzerland U19 19 (2)
2016– Switzerland 43 (1)
*Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of 18:15, 28 January 2023 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals, correct as of 18:41, 28 November 2022 (UTC)

Club careerEdit

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. in 2017. The match saw Borussia Mönchengladbach win 1–0.[4]

International careerEdit

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.[5]

He was included in the Switzerland national football team 23-man squad for the 2018 FIFA World Cup.[6]

In May 2019, he played in 2019 UEFA Nations League Finals, where his team finished 4th.[7]

In 2021, he was called up to the national team for the 2020 UEFA European Championship, where the team upset favorites France en route to the quarter-finals, where they lost to Spain.[8][9]

In 2022, Elvedi was part of the Switzerland national football team's 26-man squad for the 2022 FIFA World Cup, where Switzerland were knocked out in the round-of-16 by Portugal, 6-1.[10]

Personal lifeEdit

Elvedi's twin brother, Jan, is also a professional footballer who plays for 2. Bundesliga club Jahn Regensburg.[11][12]

Career statisticsEdit

ClubEdit

As of match played 28 January 2023[13]
Club Season League National cup Europe Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Zürich 2013–14 Swiss Super League 2 0 2 0
2014–15 16 1 3 0 5 0 24 1
Total 18 1 3 0 5 0 26 1
Borussia Mönchengladbach 2015–16 Bundesliga 21 0 1 0 2 0 24 0
2016–17 25 0 2 0 8 0 35 0
2017–18 33 2 3 0 36 2
2018–19 30 2 1 0 31 2
2019–20 32 1 2 0 5 0 39 1
2020–21 29 3 4 1 7 1 40 5
2021–22 28 1 3 0 31 1
2022–23 16 2 2 0 18 2
Total 214 11 18 1 21 1 254 13
Career total 232 12 21 1 27 1 280 14

InternationalEdit

As of match played 28 November 2022[14]
Switzerland
Year Apps Goals
2016 3 0
2017 1 0
2018 5 1
2019 8 0
2020 5 0
2021 13 0
2022 8 0
Total 43 1
Scores and results list Switzerland's goal tally first.[14]
List of international goals scored by Nico Elvedi
No. Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1 18 November 2018 Swissporarena, Lucern, Switzerland   Belgium 4–2 5–2 2018–19 UEFA Nations League A

ReferencesEdit

  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. ^ "FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022: List of players: Switherland" (PDF). FIFA. 15 November 2022. p. 28. Retrieved 22 November 2022.
  3. ^ "Lausanne Sport vs. FC Zürich - 15 May 2014 - Soccerway". soccerway.com. Retrieved 2 November 2014.
  4. ^ "Elvedi strike gives Gladbach Rhine derby win over Cologne". bundesliga.com - the official Bundesliga website. Retrieved 9 December 2022.
  5. ^ "Switzerland vs. Belgium - Football Match Summary - May 28, 2016 - ESPN". ESPN.com. Retrieved 1 June 2021.
  6. ^ "Switzerland opts for experience in World Cup squad". Associated Press News. 4 June 2018. Retrieved 1 August 2019.
  7. ^ "Pickford the hero in England shootout win". BBC Sport.
  8. ^ "France 3-3 Switzerland (aet; pens 4-5): Euro 2020 last 16 – as it happened". the Guardian. 28 June 2021. Retrieved 9 December 2022.
  9. ^ "Switzerland vs. Spain - Football Match Summary - July 2, 2021 - ESPN". ESPN.com. Retrieved 9 December 2022.
  10. ^ Das, Andrew (6 December 2022). "Ronaldo's Replacement Scores a Hat Trick in Portugal's Romp Over Switzerland". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 9 December 2022.
  11. ^ Nico Elvedi at FootballDatabase.eu  
  12. ^ Nico Elvedi at kicker (in German)
  13. ^ Nico Elvedi at Soccerway
  14. ^ a b "Nico Elvedi". National Football Teams. Benjamin Strack-Zimmermann. Retrieved 22 November 2018.