Viola Calligaris 19

Player profile

Viola Calligaris
, Sarnen (Switzerland)
167 cm
Signed at PSG

Born in Sarnen, Switzerland, Viola Calligaris began her professional football career with Swiss club SC Kriens at the age of 15. After a season with the club from the canton of Lucerne, the defender joined BSC Young Boys in 2013, where she spent four seasons - during which time she received her first call-up to the Swiss national team. In 2017, she moved to Spain, signing for Atlético Madrid. With the Madrid club, she won back-to-back Spanish league titles in 2018 and 2019. After a brief spell at Valencia in 2019-20, the Swiss player moved on to rival club Levante, where she played between 2020 and 2023.

EN: Viola Calligaris has already racked up 40 caps for the Swiss national team, scoring five goals in the process, and playing in the 2017 and 2022 European Championships. During qualifying for the 2002 World Cup, she scored the first goal against Moldova, a match in which the Swiss had to win by at least eleven goals in order to qualify. The result was 15-0, and Viola went on to play in the 2023 World Cup in Australia and New Zealand, but her journey ended in the Round of 16. Prior to the competition, Viola Calligaris had signed a two-year contract with Paris Saint-Germain and she duly joined her new team-mates in the wake of the World Cup in August 2023.