Michael Lang (soccer player, 1991)

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Michael Lang
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Michael Lang, 2015
Surname Michael Rico Lang
birthday February 8, 1991
place of birth St. GallenSwitzerland
Size 185 cm
position External defense (right)
Years station
2000-2006 FC St. Gallen
Years station Games (goals) 1
2006-2011 FC St. Gallen 66 0(4)
2011-2015 Grasshopper Club Zurich 128 (12)
2015-2018 FC Basel 87 (16)
2018– Borussia Monchengladbach 17 0(1)
2019-2020 →  Werder Bremen  (loan) 9 0(0)
National team
Years selection Games (goals) 2
2005-2007 Switzerland U-16 11 0(1)
2007-2008 Switzerland U-17 19 0(2)
2008-2009 Switzerland U-18 7 0(0)
2009-2010 Switzerland U-19 16 0(3)
2010–2012 Switzerland U-20 11 0(3)
2013– Switzerland 31 0(3)
1 Only league games are given.
As of June 27, 2020

2 As of November 19, 2019

Michael Rico Lang (born February 8, 1991 in St. Gallen ) is a Swiss football player . He is under contract with Borussia Mönchengladbach .

Club career

FC St. Gallen

Michael Lang spent his junior years exclusively at FC St. Gallen . On May 24, 2007, he played for the first time in the Super League at the age of 16 when he was substituted on for FC St. Gallen in the game against FC Aarau . The midfielder has since been one of the three youngest players who have been employed in the highest league in Switzerland. From that day on, Lang was in the squad of the professional team of St. Gallen.

Grasshopper Club Zurich

In June 2011 he moved to the Grasshopper Club Zurich . In the 2012/2013 season he won the Swiss Cup with his new club . In addition, the Grasshoppers with Lang as regular players were runner-up in the 2012/13 and 2013/14 seasons and each qualified for the Champions League qualification where they were eliminated in 2013 against Olympique Lyon and in 2014 against OSC Lille .

FC Basel

On June 1, 2015, Lang moved to FC Basel . Under coach Urs Fischer , he and the team won the championship title at the end of the 2015/16 championship and the 2016/17 championship . They also won the cup competition on May 25, 2017 3-0 in the final against FC Sion and thus the double .

Borussia Monchengladbach

On June 29, 2018, Lang moved to Borussia Mönchengladbach in the German Bundesliga and signed a four-year contract. He scored his first Bundesliga goal for Borussia Mönchengladbach in a 4-1 home win against Hannover 96 on November 25, 2018 (matchday 12). However, Lang could not fight for a regular place on the right side defense.

Werder Bremen

Michael Lang at Werder Bremen 2019

On the 3rd matchday of the 2019/20 Bundesliga season , Michael Lang moved to Werder Bremen on loan until the end of the season . The loan agreement contains a purchase option after it has expired. As a result of the extension of the season due to the COVID-19 pandemic , the loan contract was extended until the relegation games were completed on July 7, 2020. Lang played nine times for Werder Bremen in the Bundesliga and once in the DFB Cup. After the loan ended, he returned to Borussia Mönchengladbach.

National team

Lang completed a total of 64 international junior matches for Switzerland and took part in the U-17 European Championship in 2008 in Turkey and the U-19 European Championship in 2009 in Ukraine . On August 14, 2013, Lang made his debut for the Swiss senior national team at the age of 22 . In the friendly against Brazil , he came on in the 62nd minute. In the summer of 2014 he was on the 23-man squad of the Swiss national team for the World Cup in Brazil . In the last group game on June 25, Lang made his first World Cup appearance against Honduras .

At the Euro 2016 in France he was included in the Swiss squad. He came to two short appearances in the group matches against Romania and France when he was substituted on in the final minutes. In the last sixteen, which the team lost, he was not used.

At the 2018 World Cup in Russia, he is also part of the Swiss squad . In the group stage, the 1-1 draw against Brazil and the 2-2 draw against Costa Rica made short appearances in the final minutes of the game. In the round of 16 against Sweden, however, he was in the starting line-up and received the red card in the fourth minute of stoppage time . As a result, he was suspended for the Swiss team's first game in the 2018/19 UEFA Nations League , as Switzerland ended the World Cup after losing 1-0 to the Swedes.

titles and achievements

Grasshopper Club Zurich

FC Basel

National team


Web links

Commons : Michael Lang  - Collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. FCB sign national player Michael Lang . FC Basel. Retrieved June 2, 2015.
  2. Casper Marti: It is done! FCB are champions for the 19th time . FC Basel 1893. 2016. Accessed April 30, 2016.
  3. Caspar Marti: 2-1 victory in Lucerne - FCB are Swiss champions! . FC Basel 1893. 2017. Accessed April 28, 2017.
  4. Caspar Marti: FCB defeated Sion in the cup final! . FC Basel 1893. 2017. Retrieved May 25, 2017.
  5. Borussia sign Michael Lang from FC Basel. Borussia Mönchengladbach, June 29, 2018, accessed on June 29, 2018 .
  6. Hazard and Stindl worth seeing: Gladbach's home series lasts , match report on kicker.de, accessed on November 26, 2018.
  7. Werder borrows Michael Lang from Mönchengladbach for one year , werder.de, accessed on August 29, 2019
  8. Contracts adjusted: squad fully ready for relegation. Werder Bremen, July 1, 2020, accessed on July 19, 2020 .
  9. ^ Michael Wegmann: Bundesliga: Michael Lang sorted out at Werder Bremen. In: blick.ch. March 16, 2020, accessed July 19, 2020 .