Silvan Widmer

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Silvan Widmer
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Personal information
Full name Silvan Dominic Widmer
Date of birth (1993-03-05) 5 March 1993 (age 26)
Place of birth Aarau, Switzerland
Height 1.82 m (5 ft 11 12 in)
Playing position Right-back
Club information
Current team
Number 5
Youth career
2001–2007 SV Würenlos
2007–2008 Baden
2008–2010 Aarau
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2010–2011 Aarau II 9 (2)
2011–2013 Aarau 65 (11)
2013–2018 Udinese 131 (5)
2018– Basel 29 (1)
National team
2011–2012 Switzerland U19 8 (3)
2012–2014 Switzerland U21 17 (1)
2014– Switzerland 9 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 9 May 2019
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 1 June 2017

Silvan Widmer (born 5 March 1993) is a Swiss professional footballer who currently plays as a right-back for Swiss club FC Basel.

Club career[edit]

Widmer began his playing career at SV Würenlos and FC Baden before he moved on to FC Aarau where he rose through their youth ranks, soon playing regularly for Aarau's reserve team. He eventually made his league debut on 23 July 2011 against FC Winterthur, starting the match.[1] He scored his first Swiss Challenge League goal in a 2–2 home draw against FC St. Gallen on 21 November 2011.[2]

He signed with Udinese in the summer of 2012, but remained at Aarau for the 2012–13 season.

On 12 July 2018, Widmer signed with Basel[3] for a club record €5.5 million.[4]

International career[edit]

Widmer was a Switzerland youth international having played both at under-19 and under-21 level.

He made his debut for the senior national squad on 12 October 2014 in a UEFA Euro 2016 qualifying Group E game against San Marino as a 59th-minute substitute for Stephan Lichtsteiner.[5]


  1. ^ "FC Winterthur v. FC Aarau". Swiss Football League. Schweizerischer Fussballverband. Retrieved 15 April 2012.
  2. ^ "FC Aarau v. FC St. Gallen". Swiss Football League. Schweizerischer Fussballverband. Retrieved 15 April 2012.
  3. ^ "Widmer signed with Basel". Retrieved 12 July 2018.
  4. ^ "Europas Top-Ligen 2018/2019". Kicker. p. 209.
  5. ^ "San Marino v Switzerland game report". UEFA. 14 October 2014.

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