Cedric Itten

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Cedric Itten
Personal information
Full name Cedric Jan Itten
Date of birth (1996-12-27) 27 December 1996 (age 24)
Place of birth Basel, Switzerland
Height 1.89 m (6 ft 2 in)
Position(s) Centre forward
Club information
Current team
Rangers
Number 11
Youth career
2003–2004 FC Black Stars Basel
2004–2007 BSC Old Boys
2007–2015 Basel
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2013–2015 Basel U-21 32 (1)
2015–2018 Basel 21 (3)
2016–2017FC Luzern (loan) 33 (3)
2018St. Gallen (loan) 16 (5)
2018–2020 St. Gallen 42 (23)
2020– Rangers 17 (4)
National team
2013–2014 Switzerland U-18 6 (3)
2014–2015 Switzerland U-19 6 (2)
2015–2016 Switzerland U-20 7 (2)
2016–2018 Switzerland U-21 7 (0)
2019– Switzerland 4 (3)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 15:14, 17 January 2021 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 13 October 2020

Cedric Itten (born 27 December 1996) is a Swiss professional footballer who plays as a centre forward for Rangers in the Scottish Premiership and for the Switzerland national team.

Club career[edit]

Early career[edit]

Itten started his youth football with FC Black Stars Basel in 2003, and then moved to BSC Old Boys a year later. In February 2007 he transferred to Basel and played in their U-18 team and their U-21 team. Itten was a part of FC Basel's 2013–14 UEFA Youth League campaign. He signed a three-year professional contract on 21 August 2015 and joined their first team.[1]

Itten made his league debut for Basel on 21 February 2016 during the 5–1 home win against Vaduz.[2] He scored his first league goal for Basel on 21 February during the 4–1 away win against Lugano.[3] Under trainer Urs Fischer Itten won the Swiss Super League championship at the end of the 2015–16 Super League season. For the club it was the seventh title in a row and their 19th championship title in total.[4]

On 18 June 2016, Basel announced that they were loaning out Itten to FC Luzern, until the end of the 2016–17 Swiss Super League season, so that he could gain first team playing experience.[5] Again on 23 June 2017 Basel announced that they were prolonging their contract with Itten until 30 June 2020 and were continuing the loan to Luzern for another year, until the end of the 2017–18 season.[6]

Due to Basel's bad start to the season, on 13 September 2017 Basel announced that they had recalled striker Itten back from the loan.[7] His first goal following his return was the winning goal for the team in the Stadio Comunale (Chiasso) during the 2017–18 Swiss Cup match in the against FC Chiasso.[8]

Rangers[edit]

On 4 August 2020, Itten signed for Scottish club Rangers, on a four-year deal and for an undisclosed fee.[9] On 9 August 2020, Itten made his debut for Rangers in a Scottish Premiership match against St Mirren.[10]

On 27 September 2020, Itten scored his first two goals for Rangers, coming off the bench to score Rangers' fourth and fifth goals in a 5–1 win against Motherwell at Fir Park.[11]

International career[edit]

On 15 November 2019, Itten made his debut in the Switzerland national team, coming as a substitute in a 1–0 win over Georgia and scoring the only goal of the match.[12] Three days later, he scored twice in a 6–1 win over Gibraltar.[13]

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

As of match played 17 January 2021[14]
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League National Cup League Cup Europe Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
FC Basel 2015–16 Swiss Super League 11 1 0 0 1[a] 0 12 1
2017–18 Swiss Super League 10 2 3 1 6[b] 0 19 3
Total 21 3 3 1 0 0 7 0 0 0 31 4
FC Luzern (loan) 2016–17 Swiss Super League 28 3 2 0 1[a] 0 31 3
2017–18 Swiss Super League 5 0 2[a] 0 7 0
Total 33 3 2 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 38 3
St. Gallen (loan) 2017–18 Swiss Super League 16 5 16 5
St. Gallen 2018–19 Swiss Super League 8 4 1 2 1[a] 0 10 6
2019–20 Swiss Super League 34 19 1 0 35 19
Total 58 28 2 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 61 30
Rangers 2020–21 Scottish Premiership 17 4 0 0 2 0 5[a] 1 0 0 24 5
Career total 129 38 7 3 2 0 16 1 0 0 154 42
  1. ^ a b c d e Appearances in the UEFA Europa League
  2. ^ Appearances in the UEFA Champions League

International goals[edit]

Scores and results list Switzerland's goal tally first.[15]
No. Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 15 November 2019 Kybunpark, St. Gallen, Switzerland  Georgia 1–0 1–0 UEFA Euro 2020 qualification
2. 18 November 2019 Victoria Stadium, Gibraltar  Gibraltar 1–0 6–1
3. 5–1

Honours[edit]

FC Basel

References[edit]

  1. ^ FC Basel 1893 (2015). "Nachwuchs-Profivertrag für-U21-Spieler Cedric Itten". FC Basel 1893. Archived from the original on 3 March 2016. Retrieved 21 August 2015.
  2. ^ Marti, Caspar (2016). "Der FCB dreht das Spiel and gewinnt gegen Vaduz 5:1". FC Basel 1893. Retrieved 21 February 2016.
  3. ^ Caspar, Marti (2016). "Trotz vielen umstellungen ohne Probleme gewonnen". FC Basel 1893. Retrieved 13 April 2016.
  4. ^ Marti, Casper (2016). "Es ist vollbracht ! Der FCB ist zum 19. Mal Meister". FC Basel 1893. Retrieved 30 April 2016.
  5. ^ FC Basel 1893 (2016). "Itten leihweise zum FC Luzern". FC Basel 1893. Retrieved 18 June 2016.
  6. ^ FC Basel 1893 (2017). "Der FCB verlängert den Vertrag mit Cedric Itten" (in German). FC Basel 1893. Retrieved 18 June 2017.
  7. ^ FC Basel 1893 (2017). "Cedric Itten zurueck zum FCB". FC Basel 1893. Retrieved 13 September 2017.
  8. ^ Marti, Casper (2017). "Der FCB nach einem hart erkämpften 1:0 in der nächsten Runde". FC Basel 1893. Retrieved 17 September 2017.
  9. ^ "Rangers sign Cedric Itten and Kemar Roofe on four-year deals". BBC Sport. BBC. 4 August 2020.
  10. ^ "Rangers 3-0 St Mirren". BBC Sport. BBC. 9 August 2020.
  11. ^ "Motherwell 1-5 Rangers". BBC. 27 September 2020. Retrieved 28 September 2020.
  12. ^ "Switzerland 1-0 Georgia". bbc.com. British Broadcasting Corporation. 15 November 2019. Retrieved 16 November 2019.
  13. ^ "Gibraltar 1-6 Switzerland". bbc.com. British Broadcasting Corporation. 18 November 2019. Retrieved 19 November 2019.
  14. ^ "Cédric Itten". Soccerway. Retrieved 16 October 2020.
  15. ^ "Cedric Itten". National Football Teams. Benjamin Strack-Zimmerman. Retrieved 20 November 2019.

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