Stephan Lichtsteiner

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Stephan Lichtsteiner (German pronunciation: [lɪçtʃtaɪnər]; born 6 October 1984) is a Swiss former professional footballer. An attacking right-back or wing-back, he was known for his energetic runs down the right wing, as well as his stamina and athleticism, which earned him the nicknames "Forrest Gump" and "The Swiss Express".He began his professional career with Grasshopper, winning a league title in 2002–03, and moved to Lille in 2005, helping the French club to Champions League qualification in his first season with the team. In 2008, he joined Italian club Lazio, and won both the Coppa Italia and Supercoppa Italiana the following year. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Stephan Lichtsteiner has received more than 1,620,314 page views. His biography is available in 53 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 52 in 2019). Stephan Lichtsteiner is the 1,487th most popular soccer player (up from 1,638th in 2019), the 336th most popular biography from Switzerland (down from 312th in 2019) and the 9th most popular Swiss Soccer Player.

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Among soccer players, Stephan Lichtsteiner ranks 1,487 out of 16,923Before him are Torsten Frings, Bo Johansson, Billy Meredith, Zezé Moreira, Conduelo Píriz, and Diego López. After him are Basile Boli, Baltazar, Pedro Manfredini, Gabriel Milito, Casemiro, and René Llense.

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Among people born in 1984, Stephan Lichtsteiner ranks 24Before him are Beren Saat, Giorgio Chiellini, Emmanuel Adebayor, Robert Kubica, Olivia Wilde, and Santi Cazorla. After him are Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Burak Özçivit, Khloé Kardashian, Bob Morley, Mathieu Valbuena, and Per Mertesacker.

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In Switzerland

Among people born in Switzerland, Stephan Lichtsteiner ranks 336 out of 749Before him are Jakob Dubs (1822), Charles Journet (1891), Max Abegglen (1902), Bertha Wegmann (1847), Johann Kaspar Bluntschli (1808), and Kurt Koch (1950). After him are John Isaac Briquet (1870), Robert Pinget (1919), Bernhard Hammer (1822), Nicolas Bouvier (1929), Françoise Giroud (1916), and Georges Miez (1904).

Among SOCCER PLAYERS In Switzerland

Among soccer players born in Switzerland, Stephan Lichtsteiner ranks 9Before him are Ivan Rakitić (1988), Leopold Kielholz (1911), Josef Hügi (1930), Oliver Neuville (1973), Roger Courtois (1912), and Max Abegglen (1902). After him are Charles Antenen (1929), Stéphane Chapuisat (1969), Robert Ballaman (1926), Severino Minelli (1909), Roger Vonlanthen (1930), and Gottfried Dienst (1919).

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