Pirmin Schwegler

Pirmin Schwegler (born 9 March 1987) is a retired Swiss footballer.

Pirmin Schwegler
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Schwegler with Eintracht Frankfurt in 2012
Personal information
Full name Pirmin Schwegler
Date of birth (1987-03-09) 9 March 1987 (age 34)
Place of birth Ettiswil, Switzerland
Height 1.79 m (5 ft 10 in)
Position(s) Midfielder
Youth career
1992–2002 FC Grosswangen
2002–2003 FC Luzern
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2003–2005 FC Luzern 40 (3)
2005–2006 Young Boys 32 (1)
2006–2009 Bayer Leverkusen 46 (0)
2009–2014 Eintracht Frankfurt 128 (6)
2014–2017 1899 Hoffenheim 59 (1)
2017–2019 Hannover 96 56 (0)
2019–2020 Western Sydney Wanderers 24 (2)
Total 385 (13)
National team
2005–2008 Switzerland U21 20 (1)
2009–2014 Switzerland 14 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

CareerEdit

Schwegler began his career with FC Luzern. In summer 2005, he joined Young Boys. After just one year with Young Boys he signed with Bayer Leverkusen.[1] On 18 July 2009, after three years with the "Werksclub", Schwegler signed with Eintracht Frankfurt.[2] Schwegler, wearing the captain's armband for three years at Frankfurt, left the club in the 2014 summer transfer to join fellow Bundesliga side TSG Hoffenheim on a three-year deal.[3]

He signed for Australian club Western Sydney Wanderers, on a one-year deal, for their upcoming 2019–20 season.[4] Schwegler retired from football at the end of the 2019–20 A-League in August 2020.[5]

PersonalEdit

He is the brother of Christian Schwegler.

When he was 16-months-old, he was diagnosed with leukaemia. He was initially only given a 10% chance of survival. Doctors at the University of Bern Hospital's children's ward, led by Dr. Annette Ridolfi Luthy, fought to save him. The chemotherapy was successful but Schwegler had to go back to the clinic for regular check-ups throughout his childhood.[6]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Pirmin Schwegler". Leverkusen who's who. Retrieved 16 July 2011.
  2. ^ "Schwegler wechselt von Leverkusen nach Frankfurt" (in German). nzz.ch. 18 July 2009. Retrieved 16 July 2011.
  3. ^ "Football - Hoffenheim sign Swiss midfielder Schwegler until 2017". sports.yahoo.com. 6 May 2014.
  4. ^ "Schwegler signs". Western Sydney Wanderers FC. Retrieved 15 May 2019.
  5. ^ Rugari, Vince (12 August 2020). "Schwegler retires a winner as Wanderers, Victory end woeful seasons". Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 13 August 2020.
  6. ^ "Schwegler beats leukaemia with the help of football". FIFA. Retrieved 25 December 2015.

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