Steven Zuber

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Steven Zuber
Switzerland national football team World Cup 2018 (cropped)3.jpg
Personal information
Date of birth (1991-08-17) 17 August 1991 (age 27)
Place of birth Winterthur, Switzerland
Height 1.82 m (6 ft 0 in)[1]
Playing position Right winger
Club information
Current team
VfB Stuttgart
Number 9
Youth career
1997–1998 FC Wülflingen/Wiesendangen
1998–2001 FC Kollbrunn-Rikon
2001–2002 FC Turbenthal
2002–2006 Winterthur
2006–2008 Grasshopper
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2008–2013 Grasshopper 119 (21)
2013–2014 CSKA Moscow 29 (1)
2014– TSG Hoffenheim 82 (7)
2015–2016 TSG Hoffenheim II 3 (6)
2019–VfB Stuttgart (loan) 7 (4)
National team
2007–2008 Switzerland U17 9 (1)
2008–2009 Switzerland U19 9 (3)
2010–2012 Switzerland U21 18 (5)
2012 Switzerland Olympic 4 (0)
2017– Switzerland 22 (6)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 3 March 2019
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 23 March 2019

Steven Zuber (born 17 August 1991) is a Swiss professional footballer who plays as a midfielder for German club VfB Stuttgart and the Switzerland national football team.

Early life[edit]

Steven Zuber was born on 17 August 1991 in Winterthur, Zürich, Switzerland to Walter and Susanne Zuber. He has five siblings: Melanie, Kevin, Severin, David, and Marvin.[2] On 27 May 2015, he married his long-time girlfriend, Mirjana Vasovic.[3]

Club career[edit]

Grasshopper[edit]

Zuber made his first-team debut for Grasshopper on 12 July 2008 in the Intertoto Cup second round, second leg match against KS Besa, where he came on as an 83rd-minute substitute. On 3 August, he made his first Swiss Super League appearance in a 1–1 draw with Vaduz.

CSKA Moscow[edit]

On 5 July 2013, Zuber signed a five-year contract with Russian Premier League champions CSKA Moscow.[4] He made debut on 13 July against Zenit St. Petersburg in the 2013 Russian Super Cup, which CSKA won 3–0.[5] He made his league debut four days later against Ural Sverdlovsk Oblast.[6]

Hoffenheim[edit]

On 14 August 2014, Zuber moved to Hoffenheim[7] on a four-year deal.[8] On 25 January 2017, he extended his contract until 2020.[9]

VfB Stuttgart[edit]

On 9 January 2019, Zuber was loaned out to VfB Stuttgart until the end of the season.[10]

International career[edit]

A member of the 2007–08 Switzerland U-17 squad, he was named as a reserve for the UEFA U-17 Championship held in May 2008. Zuber was a member of the Switzerland national football team that participated in the 2012 Summer Olympics in London.[2] On 17 March 2017, he was called into camp for the Switzerland national football team.[11]

He was included in the Switzerland national football team 23 man squad for the 2018 FIFA World Cup.[12]

Career statistics[edit]

International[edit]

As of 23 March 2019[13]
Switzerland
Year Apps Goals
2017 8 2
2018 13 3
2019 1 1
Total 22 6

International goals[edit]

Scores and results list Switzerland's goal tally first.[14]
No Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 7 October 2017 St. Jakob-Park, Basel, Switzerland  Hungary 3–0 5–2 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification
2. 4–0
3. 27 March 2018 Swissporarena, Lucerne, Switzerland  Panama 4–0 6–0 Friendly
4. 17 June 2018 Rostov Arena, Rostov-on-Don, Russia  Brazil 1–1 1–1 2018 FIFA World Cup
5. 8 September 2018 Kybunpark, St. Gallen, Switzerland  Iceland 1–0 6–0 2018–19 UEFA Nations League A
6. 23 March 2019 Boris Paichadze Dinamo Arena, Tbilsi, Georgia  Georgia 1–0 2–0 UEFA Euro 2020 qualifying

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Grasshopper
CSKA

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hoffenheim, TSG 1899. "Einzelporträt » achtzehn99". www.achtzehn99.de.
  2. ^ a b "Steven Zuber". Steven Zuber. Retrieved 4 July 2014.
  3. ^ "Miss-Kandidatin Marjanas Traumhochzeit mit Kicker Steven Zuber". Schweizer Illustrierte.
  4. ^ "Zuber joins PFC CSKA". pfc-cska.com/en/. Archived from the original on 9 November 2013. Retrieved 5 July 2013.
  5. ^ "CSKA Moskva vs. Zenit 3 – 0". Soccerway. Retrieved 17 July 2013.
  6. ^ "Ural vs. CSKA Moskva". Soccerway. Retrieved 17 July 2013.
  7. ^ "Steven Zuber left PFC CSKA for Hoffenheim". en.pfc-cska.com. PFC CSKA Moscow. 14 August 2014. Retrieved 14 August 2014.
  8. ^ "Transfer news: Hoffenheim sign winger Steven Zuber from CSKA Moscow on a four-year deal".
  9. ^ https://www.achtzehn99.de/newsarchive/news-archive-2017/jan-2017/steven-zuber-extends-contract/
  10. ^ "Steven Zuber joins VfB on loan". VfB Stuttgart. 9 January 2019. Retrieved 9 January 2019.
  11. ^ "Nationalmannschaft - Nati in Lausanne angekommen – Zuber voller Elan".
  12. ^ "Switzerland opts for experience in World Cup squad". www.washingtonpost.com.
  13. ^ "Steven Zuber". European Football. 24 June 2018.
  14. ^ "Zuber, Steven". National Football Teams. Retrieved 10 October 2017.