Fabian Schär

Squad No. 5
Date of Birth December 20, 1991
Age 30
Height 186cm
Position Defender
Birthplace Wil
Previous Clubs Deportivo de la Coruña

Fabian Lukas Schär (born 20 December 1991) is a Swiss professional footballer who currently plays as a centre-back for Premier League club Newcastle United and the Swiss national team.

Formed at Wil, he transferred to Basel in 2012, winning the Swiss Super League in all three of his seasons before his move to Hoffenheim.

After playing at the 2012 Olympics, he made his senior debut for Switzerland in 2013. Schär represented the nation at the 2014 and 2018 FIFA World Cup, and UEFA Euro 2016.

On 26 July 2018, following Deportivo de La Coruña’s relegation from the La Liga, Schär signed a three-year deal with Newcastle United after the club had activated his £3 million buy out clause in his contract.

He made his debut for the club on 26 August 2018 in a 2–1 defeat to Chelsea. Schär scored his first goals for Newcastle against Cardiff City on 19 January 2019, netting twice in a 3–0 victory at St James’ Park. He scored his third Newcastle goal against Burnley in a 2–0 win, opening the scoring with a 30-yard strike that would win Premier League and Match of the Day’s February Goal of the Month competition. His fourth goal came in the final game of the season, and eventual 4–0 win over Fulham.