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Stephan Lichtsteiner
Stephan Lichtsteiner
Stephan Lichtsteiner
Date of Birth:16-Jan-1984 (Age 30)
Place of Birth:Adligenswil
Nationality:Switzerland
Height:180 cm.
Weight:75 Kg.
Position:Defender
Squad Number:26
National Team Page: Switzerland
Stephan Lichtsteiner celebrates in Ac Milan-Lazio (Getty Images)
Stephan Lichtsteiner is a complete full-back. He is strong in defense and dangerous in attack as well. In his days with Grasshoppers he had a short fuse, which was his biggest weakness. But he worked on that and is now an aggressive, but fair player.
 
During decisive moments, Lichtsteiner has become someone Switzerland can count on. He scored in the penalty shootout in the 2009 Coppa Italia final against Sampdoria. Another strength is his flexibility: Lichtsteiner can play as full-back, but also as a centre-back and right winger.
 

Did you know?

Lichtsteiner's nickname is “Forrest Gump.” Popular Lazio fan Guido de Angelis called him that after a tireless perfomance down the right flank in a 4-2 derby win over city rivals Roma.
 

Awards

Swiss Champion 2003
Italian Cup 2008
Italian Supercup 2009

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