Stephan Lichtsteiner’s peerless stamina and tenacity have seen the right-back become an integral part of the Juventus setup ever since joining the club from Lazio in 2011.
The Swiss’ boundless energy and positional sense give him the weapons to be dangerous in the final third as well as consistently solid in defence.
Starting out in the youth teams of local outfits Adligenswil and Lucerne, Lichtsteiner was soon on the move to Grasshopper. At the age of 18, the defender had established himself as a first-team regular at Switzerland’s most successful club, becoming a national champion in 2002/03.
In 2005, he headed for Lille and featured for the first time in the Champions League. After three years and more than 100 appearances in France, Lichtsteiner made his move to Italy. Lazio it was who swooped for the full-back, and he quickly adapted to life in Serie A, lifting the Coppa Italia at the end of his first season.
In the summer of 2011, Lichtsteiner swapped Rome for Turin and Juventus, where his hard work ethic has won him a place in the hearts of Bianconeri fans as well as contribute to the club’s recent successes.