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Swiss
5

Fabian Schär

Position:
Defender
Date signed:
26th July 2018

Ball-playing Swiss international defender who signed for Newcastle United from Deportivo de La Coruña in July 2018.

Swiss defender Fabian Schär signed an initial three-year contract and became the Magpies' fourth acquisition of summer 2018, following the permanent arrivals of Martin Dúbravka and Ki-Sung Yeung and the loan capture of Kenedy.

Schär played in three of his country's four games at the 2018 World Cup in Russia, helping the Swiss to progress from Group E - along with Brazil - before missing their last-16 defeat to Sweden through suspension.

He made 25 appearances for Deportivo de La Coruña in La Liga in 2017/18, having moved to the Spanish outfit from 1899 Hoffenheim that season.

The 26-year-old said: "I'm really happy to be here. The club is a really big club for me. It has a big name, and it is a brilliant chance for me.

"I'm not like a typical defender. I, of course, defend, but I'm quite good with the ball - I like to play, I want to build up the game from behind, and I think that is a strength of mine. I have also scored some headers - that could also be a strength and hopefully I can use it here.

Manager Rafa Benítez added: "I’m really pleased to welcome Fabian to Newcastle United. He is an international, did well in the World Cup and has great experience.

"He adds competition in this position and that is a positive for the team."

Schär - who has played over 40 times for Switzerland all told – started out with hometown club Wil 1900 before linking up with Champions League regulars Basel in 2012, where he helped the RotBlau to a hat-trick of Swiss Super League titles.

He has already had a taste of playing at St. James' Park, having turned out for the Swiss against Gabon in the 2012 Olympics’ football tournament.

Full Name:
Fabian Schär
Position:
Defender
Squad Number:
5
Nationality:
Swiss
Date of birth:
20th December 1991
Place of birth:
Wil, Switzerland
Height:
188
Weight:
84
Date signed:
26th July 2018
First Team Appearances:
2
Previous club:
Deportivo de La Coruña
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First Team Appearances This Season
2

Goals
0
Big Chances
0
Fouls
4
Tackles
3
Interceptions
2
Minutes Played
169
Tackles Won and lost
2 / 1
Duels Won and Lost
9 / 14
Aerial duels Won / Lost
20 / 5
Touches
128
Interceptions
2
Clearances
11
Fouls
4

Cards

1 0
Short Balls
69 %
Long Balls
24 %
Pass success rate
76.54
Total Passes
93
Key Passses
2
Crosses
0
Shots on Target
0
Shots off Target
1
Blocks
0

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