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|Full name||Xavier Daniel Hochstrasser|
|Date of birth||1 July 1988|
|Place of birth||Onex, Switzerland|
|Height||5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)|
|Playing position||Defensive Midfielder|
|2011||→ Padova (loan)||6||(0)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 3 October 2010.
† Appearances (Goals).
Xavier Daniel Hochstrasser (born 1 July 1988 in Onex, Switzerland), is a Swiss footballer who currently plays for FC Luzern as a defensive midfielder or a winger. He is known for his superb crossing and ability to set up goals, and specializes in corner kicks.
He has 8 caps and 2 goals for the Switzerland national under-21 football team, earning his first cap in 2007 and completing his transition to the senior level Switzerland national football team in October 2009, when he was called up to the squad that would be expected to take part in the exhibition games leading up to and the qualifying matches for the 2010 FIFA World Cup. He was not used by coach Ottmar Hitzfeld for any of these games however, and duly failed to make the squad that took part in the tournament in South Africa in summer 2010.
Hochstrasser played both legs (a 3–2 home win in which he scored and a 4–1 away loss) of Young Boys' 2010–11 UEFA Champions League campaign against Tottenham Hotspur. They were knocked out by the club, emerging from the two games having amassed an aggregate score of 6–4 in Spurs' favor.
Xavier enjoyed a productive and ultimately successful development into a senior player with BSC Young Boys, playing with the youth teams of his hometown club FC Onex and then later Etoile Carouge. Between 2005 and 2006, he also spent one year on the books of Swiss giants Servette, scoring 31 goals in 68 games whilst playing as a winger for their reserve team but failing to make the grade as a senior with the club.
BSC Young Boys
Xavier's form with Servette's B-team attracted the attentions of BSC Young Boys, who upon learning of Servette's plans to release him at the end of the 2005/2006 Super League season signed the teenager on a free transfer in June 2006. He made an instant impact, scoring a fine goal during only his fourth league appearance and finishing his début season with 1 goal from 17 Super League appearances, playing predominately as right winger, and an impressive tally of eleven assists. He would go on the better this in the 2009/2010 Super League season, when in just 34 matches he set up an incredible 15 goals for his team mates (the most assists by a single player in Europe that season) and also scored four himself in what still remains his most productive season to date.
|Season||Domestic League Apps||Domestic League Goals||Domestic League Assists||Team|
|2006–2007||17||1||11||BSC Young Boys|
|2007–2008||29||2||9||BSC Young Boys|
|2008–2009||31||5||5||BSC Young Boys|
|2009–2010||34||4||15||BSC Young Boys|
|2010–2011||6||4||1||BSC Young Boys|
|TOTALS||117||16||41||BSC Young Boys|
Xavier married his childhood sweetheart, Sarah (b. 1989), aged just 20. They have one child together, Tobias Matias (b. 2009).
- "Stats centre | Football | guardian.co.uk". Guardian.touch-line.com.