Sandro Wieser

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Sandro Wieser
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Personal information
Full name Sandro Wieser
Date of birth (1993-02-03) 3 February 1993 (age 24)
Place of birth Vaduz, Liechtenstein
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Reading
Number 17
Youth career
2001–2003 Triesen
2003–2006 Vaduz
2006–2009 Basel
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2009–2011 Basel U-21 29 (4)
2011–2012 Basel 2 (0)
2012–2013 1899 Hoffenheim II 18 (0)
2012–2015 1899 Hoffenheim 1 (0)
2013–2014 SV Ried (loan) 11 (0)
2014–2015 Aarau (loan) 14 (2)
2015–2016 Thun 23 (2)
2016– Reading 0 (0)
National team
2009–2014 Liechtenstein U-21 6 (0)
2010– Liechtenstein 38 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 09:31, 18 August 2015 (UTC).
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 18:09, 12 November 2016 (UTC)

Sandro Wieser (born 3 February 1993 in Vaduz) is a Liechtensteiner professional footballer who currently plays for Reading.

Career[edit]

Club[edit]

Wieser began his youth career with FC Triesen and moved onto FC Vaduz. In 2006, he continued his youth career with FC Basel playing in the U-16, U-18 and U-21 teams. He signed his first professional contract on his 18th birthday.[1] He played his debut on 20 March 2011 in the 2–1 away win against Grasshopper Club Zürich. At the end of the 2010–11 Swiss Super League season Sandro Wieser won the Super League Championship title with FC Basel.

Because Wieser is born in 1993, he was eligible to play for the newly formed Basel Under-19 team in the 2011–12 NextGen series. He played in his first game against Tottenham Hotspur on 17 August 2011.[2]

On 27 December, Basel announced that Wieser would transfer to German club TSG 1899 Hoffenheim in the January 2012 transfer window.[3] Wieser however didn't manage to earn a spot in Hoffenheim's first squad, being capped in the Bundesliga only once in 18 months. As a result of this, he was put on loan, first in summer 2013 to Austrian side SV Ried and then in next summer to Swiss FC Aarau, each time the loan was terminated to a year.[4]

Foul on Yapi Yapo[edit]

FC Zurich launched legal proceedings against Wieser after the 21-year-old committed a knee-high challenge on Gilles Yapi-Yapo in a match on 9 November 2014, leaving the former Ivory Coast international's career in serious doubt.[5] Yapi-Yapo suffered torn anterior and cruciate ligaments, a torn meniscus, a torn kneecap tendon, serious cartilage damage and deep bruising to his thigh after the incident.[6] Wieser was shown a straight red card for the tackle, and was later suspended for six matches by the Swiss league.[7] With Yapi-Yapo highly unlikely to ever play again, club president Ancillo Canepa launched legal proceedings against Wieser.[8]

Reading[edit]

On 18 August 2016, Wieser signed a three-year contract with English Championship side Reading.[9]

International[edit]

Wieser received his first call-up to the senior team in 2009, and made his debut against Iceland on 11 August 2010.[10]

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

As of match played 15 July 2015[11][12]
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League National Cup League Cup Continental Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Basel 2010–11 Swiss Super League 2 0 0 0 - - - 2 0
2011–12 0 0 0 0 - - - 0 0
Total 2 0 0 0 - - - - - - 2 0
TSG 1899 Hoffenheim 2011–12 Bundesliga 1 0 0 0 - - - 1 0
2012–13 0 0 0 0 - - 0 0 0 0
2013–14 0 0 0 0 - - - 0 0
2014–15 0 0 0 0 - - - 0 0
Total 1 0 0 0 - - - - 0 0 1 0
SV Ried (loan) 2013–14 Austrian Bundesliga 11 0 3 0 14 0
Aarau (loan) 2014–15 Swiss Super League 14 2 1 1 15 3
Thun 2015–16 Swiss Super League 23 2 2 1 2 0 27 2
Reading 2016–17 Championship 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Career total 51 4 6 2 0 0 2 0 0 0 59 6

International[edit]

Liechtenstein national team
Year Apps Goals
2010 5 0
2011 5 0
2012 4 0
2013 7 0
2014 4 0
2015 6 1
2016 7 0
Total 38 1

Statistics accurate as of match played 12 November 2016[11]

International goals[edit]

# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 14 June 2015 Rheinpark Stadion, Vaduz, Liechtenstein  Moldova 1–0 1–1 UEFA Euro 2016 qualifying[13]

Honours[edit]

Basel

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Mehrjähriger Profivertrag für Sandro Wieser". FC Basel (in German). Retrieved 3 February 2011. 
  2. ^ Marti, Caspar. "Punkteteilung im ersten Spiel der "Nachwuchs-Champions League"". FC Basel 1893 (in German). Retrieved 17 August 2011. 
  3. ^ "Sandro Wieser wechselt nach Hoffenheim". FC Basel (in German). Retrieved 28 December 2011. 
  4. ^ "Sandro Wieser wechselt zum FC Aarau" [Sandro Wieser moves to FC Aarau] (in German). FC Aarau. 30 May 2014. Retrieved 28 February 2015. 
  5. ^ Chowdhury, Saj (12 November 2014). "FC Zurich start legal action for tackle on Gilles Yapi-Yapo". BBC Sport. Retrieved 9 December 2014. 
  6. ^ De Menezes, Jack (11 November 2014). "Video: FC Zurich launch legal proceedings against FC Aarau's Sandro Wieser after horror tackle threatens Gilles Yapi-Yapo's career". The Independent. Retrieved 9 December 2014. 
  7. ^ "Zurich want assault case against Wieser for horror tackle on Yapi-Yapo". ESPN FC. 9 December 2014. Retrieved 9 December 2014. 
  8. ^ "FC Zurich begin legal action after horror tackle on Gilles Yapi-Yapo". The Guardian. 11 November 2014. Retrieved 9 December 2014. 
  9. ^ "Wieser moves to Madejski Stadium". readingfc.co.uk. Reading F.C. 18 August 2016. Retrieved 18 August 2016. 
  10. ^ Sandro Wieser – Profile at LFV website
  11. ^ a b "Sandro Wieser". National Football Teams. Retrieved 12 November 2016. 
  12. ^ "S.Wieser". soccerway.com. Soccerway. Retrieved 18 August 2016. 
  13. ^ "Match Report". LFV. Retrieved 19 June 2015. 
  14. ^ a b FC Basel 1893 (2008). "Zwei weitere Nachwuchstitel für den FCB" (in German). FC Basel 1893. Retrieved 2008-06-15. 
  15. ^ Marti, Caspar. "Die U18 des FCB ist Schweizer Meister!". FC Basel 1893 (in German). Retrieved 2 May 2010. 

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