Do you know Fabian Schär?
His name is underlined in Barça's transfer schedule to reinforce the central position for next season. But they don't just follow him in Barcelona, is also on Borussia Dortmund's agenda, Arsenal, Tottenham o Manchester United. What is clear is that they should accelerate their hiring, because this Swiss center-back belonging to FC Basel, He has all the signs of making a magnificent World Cup with his team. If you still do not know him in Colgados por el Fútbol, we present to you Schär one of the players that will sound the most this summer.
Fabian Schär was born in Wil an 20 from December to 1991, It is a good-sized right-handed center-back (1,86 cms.) which helps you enjoy a great passing game both offensively and defensively. He is not a particularly fast player, but he does have a great sense of anticipation and positioning, that help him to win the disputes to forwards much faster than him. But his main virtue is his departure from the ball, his long displacement is superb which helps his team to enjoy a great offensive tilt, but plastically it is magnificent in the exit with controlled ball, that allows you to overcome rival lines and stand with great superiority in the rival defensive line.
Obviously we are talking about the Swiss Super League where it is not so demanded by the rivals, but he has also left great performances both in the Champions League and in the Europa League, although in these tournaments he has seen more errors due to his desire to take risks with the ball out.. He also stands out in the scorer facet, both in the passing game and from set pieces, either in fouls taking advantage of his powerful shot or from the penalty spot.
Schär started playing soccer in his hometown, Want, considered the small team of the canton of Saint Gallen, after going through all the lower categories of FC Wil managed to debut with his alma mater a 29 November 2009 in the Challenge League. Even having debuted at the young age of 17 years Schär did not think to earn a living as a footballer and every day before training with his club, worked in a local bank. In the following season he managed to establish himself as a fixture in the FC Wil line-ups and his name began to sound for the great network of scouts that the Swiss federation has in its lower categories.. But it was not until the following season that he made his debut with the Swiss U-20 alongside the magnificent generation of players who two years earlier had won the U-17 World Cup. (Granit Xhaka, Ben Khalifa, Seferovic or Kasami among others).
He had already established himself in the Swiss Under-21 despite belonging to a club that was active in the Swiss second division and that same summer he was called up for the Olympic Games. I participate in 2 first group stage matches as a starter, but the draw against Gabon and the defeat against South Korea sent him to the bench in the last and decisive match of the first phase. They lost to the one that later won the gold medal, Mexico, and that's where Schär's participation in the Olympic Games ended.
A few months later the final qualifying round for the European Under-21 was disputed to be played in the summer of 2013, the Helvetians had finished second in the group of Spain and were gambling for their place in the continental tournament against the always powerful Germany. In the first leg they were able to tie 1 on German soil, but Schär was sent off for his action in the German goal and was unable to help his team on the return leg where they ended up being eliminated.
That same season, 11/12, his explosion as a player occurred, getting 5 goals one of them against FC Aarau from about 60 meters, this caught the attention of the great power of Swiss football, el FC Basel, who undertook his signing for the ridiculous figure of half a million euros. It was difficult for him to establish himself as a starter, but he managed to fill the gap left by David Abraham and form a very interesting central pair with the Austrian Aleksandar Dragovic. He ended up completing a great season in which he included 8 goals, 4 of them in the Europa League, thanks to them he began to earn a name in European football.
All the good manners he had shown the previous year led Hitzfeld to summon him for a friendly in August against Brazil.. He entered the rest time replacing Senderos and completing a good second half that helped his team to defeat Canarinha. The following Swiss call brought with it the losses of the Klose plants, Djourou and Trails, with which Schär debuted as a starter with Von Bergen in a spectacular match against Iceland that ended with a draw. 4, one of the Swiss goals bore the signature of the FC Basel center-back. But 4 days later in Oslo Schär with two goals, practically sealed the Swiss ticket for Brazil and with it also his ownership in the World Cup event.
Despite shining with his national team at his club, his performances have not been so brilliant, until winter he maintained his usual level of play and goals as well as outstanding performances in the Champions League, what they were worth to increase his cache in the football market. However, a mysterious knee injury kept him away from the playing fields for about three months., he even had to force his return to try to eliminate Valencia in the quarterfinals of the Europa League.
It seems that he is recovered by 100% of your injury and is already part of the 23 called up by Hitzfeld for the World Cup where he will help his team, one of the covered ones that is less talked about, to try to advance as much as possible and thus win a contract with a great European club this summer. Many will discover Schär in Brazil 2014 Except for the readers of Hanging for Football who will already know what the Swiss central defender is capable of..