|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 contribute three goals in the 2013/14 season and for that reason he is a crucial weapon in Massimiliano Allegri’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, establishing himself as a first-team regular at the age of 18 and going on to help the Zurich-based outfit clinch the league title in season 2002/03, their most recent championship success.
In 2005, he signed for Lille and featured for the first time in the Champions League. After more than 100 appearances for the French outfit, Lichtsteiner made his move to Italy three seasons later. 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 he 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 and 2014 World Cups.