Fabian Lustenberger

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Fabian Lustenberger
Fabian Lustenberger - Hertha BSC Berlin (2).jpg
Lustenberger playing for Hertha in 2009.
Personal information
Full name Fabian Lustenberger
Date of birth (1988-05-02) 2 May 1988 (age 26)
Place of birth Nebikon, Switzerland
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position Defensive midfielder
Club information
Current team
Hertha BSC
Number 28
Youth career
1995–2000 SC Nebikon
2000–2005 FC Luzern
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2005–2007 FC Luzern 35 (0)
2007– Hertha BSC 143 (3)
National team
2007– Switzerland U-21 12 (2)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 2 February 2014.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 5 September 2009

Fabian Lustenberger (born 2 May 1988) is a Swiss footballer who plays for German Bundesliga club Hertha BSC. He is also a Swiss U-21 international.

Career[edit]

FC Luzern[edit]

In his first season for FC Luzern, Lustenberger succeeded in integrating himself into the team. He earned increasingly more respect from manager Ciriaco Sforza, and by the winter break, he had earned a spot in Luzern's starting eleven.

Hertha BSC[edit]

In August 2007, Lustenberger transferred to Hertha BSC in the Bundesliga for 1.5 million Euros. In his first season with Hertha, he made 24 Bundesliga appearances. He scored his first Bundesliga goal during a Hertha 2–1 loss to 1. FC Nuremberg in December 2007. Although he was never a consistent starter, Lustenberger earned 37 caps over the two seasons that followed, and stayed with Hertha when the club was relegated to the 2. Bundesliga at the end of the 2009–10 season. During the 2010 summer break, he sustained an injury that ruled him out for almost four months. In his first game back, Lustenberger was forced to play the last eight minutes as goalkeeper, following the ejection of Marco Sejna.

Personal life[edit]

His brother Simon is also a footballer who currently plays for the FC Luzern reserves. He is not related to his former Luzern teammate Claudio Lustenberger.

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