YANN SOMMER

ABOUT

Yann Sommer is the guy you can rely on. Not just as a business partner or a human being, but also as a goalkeeper. The fact that he is the only soccer player in the field who’s allowed to use his hands is also reflected in his personality: whatever he tackles has “hands and feet” – as one would say in German. Apart from the soccer-necessary limbs, it’s his mind and heart which drive him. 

 

Since the age of five he has been standing between the goalposts that mean the world to him. With both feet on the ground he is used to taking responsibility and making decisions – within a split second. 

 

As a full professional with every inch of his heart and soul, he leaves nothing to chance and always finds the perfect mix between being serious and relaxed. Striking the right balance, Yann loves music by taking singing lessons, plays the guitar and piano. In addition he is a passionate cook and spends his time with photography. 

 

His distinctly versatile and reflective personality accounts for his compelling charisma. His integrity and professional attitude make him a valuable business partner and reliable team player. 

 

Yann Sommer is the prototype of the modern professional; a man who keeps his promises and thinks further than he kicks.

 

 

“I LOVE MY JOB. THERE IS NOTHING ELSE I’D RATHER LIKE TO DO AND I REALLY HOPE MY HEALTH ALLOWS ME TO DO THIS FOR A LONG TIME.”

FACTS 

Born: December 17, 1988 in Morges,  Switzerland

Height: 183 cm

Weight: 81 kg

Position: Goalkepper

CLUBS

 

Borussia Mönchengladbach: 2014–to date 

FC Basel: 2006–2014

Grasshopper Club Zürich: 2009–2010

FC Vaduz: 2007–2009

FC Basel (U21): 2005-2007

 

 

SWISS NATIONAL TEAM

 

2012–to date

U21: 2007–2011

U19: 2005–2007

U17: 2003–2005

U16: 2003–2004

 

 

JUNIORS

 

FC Basel: 2003–2005

Concordia Basel: 1997–2003

FC Herrliberg: 1993–1997

 

 

ACCOMPLISHEMENTS

FC BASEL

Swiss Super League Champions: 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

Swiss Cup: 2012

Uhrencup: 2011, 2013

 

FC VADUZ

Swiss Challenge League Champions, promotion to Swiss Super League: 2008

Liechtenstein Cup: 2008

 

UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE

FC Basel: 2010/11, 2011/12, 2013/14

Borussia Mönchengladbach: 2015, 2016

 

SWISS NATIONAL TEAM

UEFA Nations League 2019: 4th place

FIFA World Cup 2018: round of 16

UEFA European Championship 2016: round of 16

FIFA World Cup 2014: round of 16

UEFA European U21 Championship 2011: runner-up

 

AWARDS

Swiss Footballer of the Year: 2016, 2018

“COOKING IS MORE THAN JUST CREATING A BALANCE. IT CONNECTS ME WITH NATURE AND IT GROUNDS ME. EATING IS FUNDAMENTAL FOR OUR WELL-BEING.”

PARTNERS
 

With his passion, his amicable and his down-to-earth style, as well as his sporting performance achievements, Yann Sommer fits perfectly with NIVEA MEN as the No. 1 brand in the men's care market – we value the long-standing and professional cooperation.

 

Daniel Zagalak

Brand Manager Switzerland

Sky Switzerland is delighted to work with Yann Sommer as a brand ambassador. He symbolizes everything that we also stand for: being dynamic and ambitious. We are delighted to be working with Yann on a number of exciting campaigns.

Eric Grignon
CEO Sky Switzerland

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Yann Sommer and NUTRIATHLETIC hold the same, strong values: NO-DOPING and NO-BULLSHIT. We maintain this attitude and strive for perfection while never losing sight of our goals. We’re happy that in Yann we have found a valuable NA team player.

Dr. Piero Fontana

CEO, NUTRIATHLETIC®

Just like IWC, Yann Sommer represents the international side of Switzerland across the globe. We are therefore delighted to welcome the successful goalkeeper to our family.

 

Linus Fuchs

IWC Managing Director

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We were taken by Yann Sommer’s bright smile immediately. Just like our oral care products, which are 100% developed and produced in Switzerland, Yann stands for highest quality and pure Swissness that both he and we carry out into the world.

Astrid von Stockar

CEO Swissdent

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As one of the world’s leading sports brands, we want to be on the pitch with the best athletes. Yann Sommer, goalkeeper of Borussia Mönchengladbach and the Swiss national team, is considered the backbone of both squads. His dynamic and positive mindset on and off the field make him the perfect brand ambassador.

 

Matthias Bäumer, Area General Manager DACH 

PROJECTS
 

STIFTUNG PRO UKBB

For many ill children, the hospital becomes their world. The Pro UKBB Foundation helps the young patients to forget their difficult circumstances for a moment. As an ambassador of the foundation, Yann Sommer is proud to give them some distraction from their everyday lives. Every time he visits the hospital, he realizes how much joy they get from spending time together. “I want these kids to know that we’re there for them. It’s always very moving to see with how much courage and bravery they face their situation – without ever losing their smiles.” Yann is determined to ensure that these children continue to receive the attention and support they deserve.

 

For more information: www.pro-ukbb.ch

GOALIE DER NATION

11.2019

Foot

ARTICLE

WUNDERMITTEL PROTEIN

10.2019

SI Sport Magazin

ARTICLE

IM GESPRÄCH

9.2019

Z Magazin NZZ am Sonntag

ARTICLE

SOMMERS CORNER:

MORGENSTUND

7.2019

SI Sport Magazin

ARTICLE

SOMMERS CORNER:

WAS MIR GUTTUT

6.2019

SI Sport Magazin

ARTICLE

ICH BIN AUCH EIN GOALIE

11.2018

Bilanz

ARTICLE

NAHE AN DER WELTKLASSE

7.2018

NZZ

ARTICLE

FUSSBALL-WM RUSSLAND 2018

6.2018

Sonntags Blick

ARTICLE

MARKENZEICHEN NORMALITÄT

6.2018

SI Sport

ARTICLE

ÜBER STROBOSKOPBRILLEN, PFERDESPRACHE UND DEN DRUCK IN DER RELEGATION

5.2018

11 Freunde

ARTICLE

DER ROCKENDE GOALIE

4.2018

L’Officiel Hommes

ARTICLE

«ICH LIEGE DA UND DENKE: GROSSARTIG!» 

8.2017

Tages-Anzeiger

ARTICLE

ACHTUNG, EXPLOSIV!

10.2016

Bundesliga Magazin

ARTICLE

MEDIA LOGIN
 

“SOMETIMES YOU SAIL THROUGH THE AIR WITH STRETCHED OUT ARMS AND THINK: YOU’LL NEVER HOLD IT. BUT THEN YOU FEEL THE BALL MEET YOUR HAND. THOSE MOMENTS ARE THE BIG MOMENTS AS A GOALKEEPER.”

 
CONTACT

SPORTMANAGEMENT

IFM, Franco Moretti

f.moretti@ifmsport.com

COOPERATION REQUESTS

Luminary, Vanessa Luperti

luperti@luminary.biz

MEDIA ENQUIRIES

BMG, Markus Aretz

markus.aretz@borussia.de

SFV, Stefan Baumgartner

baumgartner.stefan@football.ch

FAN MAIL

Borussia VfL 1900 Mönchengladbach GmbH

z.H. Yann Sommer 

BORUSSIA-PARK

Hennes-Weisweiler-Allee 1

D-41179 Mönchengladbach

Schweizerischer Fussballverband

Worbstrasse 48

CH-3074 Muri b. Bern

E-Mail: marketing@football.ch