|Year of achievement||Team||National||European|
|Italian Super Cup||2013|
|Italian Super Cup||2012|
Stephan Lichtsteiner is a right-back who seemingly never gets tired: his constant running up and down the wing saw him put in more crosses than any other Juve player in the 2012/13 season and for that reason he is a crucial weapon in Antonio Conte’s armoury.
Lichtsteiner was born on 16 January 1984 and initially represented the Adligenswil and Lucerne youth teams. He made his professional debut for Grasshopper, the most successful side in Switzerland. The defender established himself as a first-team regular at the age of 18, helping the Zurich-based outfit clinch the league title in season 2002/03, their most recent championship success.
In 2005 he signed for Lille and made his Champions League debut. Three seasons later after more than 100 appearances for the French outfit, 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 TIM Cup at the end of his first season and then the Italian Super Cup in Beijing.
The Swiss defender featured in Pavel Nedved’s last game (Juventus v Lazio, 31 May 2009), and his career then followed a similar path to that of the Bianconeri legend when me made the same move from Lazio to Juventus.
Lichtsteiner is also a key member of the Swiss national squad, having represented his nation in Euro 2008 and the 2010 FIFA World Cup.