|Full name||Ruben Estephan Vargas Martinez|
|Date of birth||5 August 1998|
|Place of birth||Adligenswil, Switzerland|
|Height||1.79 m (5 ft 10 in)|
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 19 February 2022|
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 15 November 2021
Ruben Estephan Vargas Martinez (born 5 August 1998) is a Swiss professional footballer who plays as a winger for Bundesliga club FC Augsburg and the Switzerland national team.
Club career[change | change source]
Vargas made his professional debut for FC Luzern in a 1–1 draw with FC Zürich on 27 August 2017.
He signed a 5 year contract with Augsburg in the summer of 2019, becoming the first Bundesliga player of Dominican descent. He scored his first goal in his second match, against Union Berlin.
International career[change | change source]
Vargas made his Switzerland senior team debut on 8 September 2019, in a Euro 2020 qualifier against Gibraltar. He replaced Granit Xhaka in the 74th minute.
Euro 2020[change | change source]
Vargas scored a important penalty for Switzerland, during UEFA Euro 2020, in a penalty shootout against France on 28 June in the Round of 16 knockout stage, qualifying Switzerland for the quarter-final. Vargas, however, later missed a penalty for Switzerland, during the penalty shootout against Spain on 2 July in the quarter-final. Switzerland would later lose on penalties.
Personal life[change | change source]
Vargas was born in Adligenswil, Switzerland, to a Dominican father and a Swiss mother, and holds citizenship of both nations. Vargas shares a hometown with his previous Augsburg teammate and previous Switzerland captain Stephan Lichtsteiner.
Career statistics[change | change source]
Club[change | change source]
- As of match played 26 September 2021
|Luzern||2017–18||Swiss Super League||19||1||1||1||0||0||—||20||2|
|2018–19||Swiss Super League||31||8||4||1||2[a]||0||—||37||9|
- ↑ Appearance(s) in UEFA Europa League
International goals[change | change source]
- Scores and results list Switzerland's goal tally first.
|1||18 November 2019||Victoria Stadium, Gibraltar||Gibraltar||2–0||6–1||UEFA Euro 2020 qualification|
|2||31 March 2021||Kybunpark, St. Gallen, Switzerland||Finland||2–2||3–2||Friendly|
|3||1 September 2021||St. Jakob-Park, Basel, Switzerland||Greece||2–1||2–1|
|4||15 November 2021||Swissporarena, Lucerne, Switzerland||Bulgaria||2–0||4–0||2022 FIFA World Cup qualification|
References[change | change source]
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 "Ruben Vargas". Bundesliga. Retrieved 31 October 2021.
- ↑ "Home".
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 "Ruben Vargas joins FC Augsburg". FC Augsburg. 2019-06-18. Retrieved 2019-11-18.
- ↑ "Ruben Vargas: Lichtsteiner's protege, the Bundesliga's top-scoring new player and Augsburg's answer to Shaqiri". bundesliga.com - the official Bundesliga website. Retrieved 2019-11-18.
- ↑ "Switzerland v Gibraltar game report". UEFA. 8 September 2019.
- ↑ Murray, Scott (28 June 2021). "France 3-3 Switzerland (Aet; pens 4-5): Euro 2020 last 16 – as it happened". The Guardian.
- ↑ "Switzerland v Spain game report". UEFA. 2 July 2021.
- ↑ Luzern, Luzerner Zeitung AG 6006. "FCL-Talent Ruben Vargas: "Ich will einen Stammplatz"".
- ↑ "VARGAS: "I WANT TO TAKE IT STEP BY STEP HERE"". Augsburg. 27 August 2019. Archived from the original on 13 June 2020. Retrieved 13 June 2020.
- ↑ Ruben Vargas at Soccerway
- ↑ Ruben Vargas at National-Football-Teams.com
Other websites[change | change source]
- Ruben Vargas en Fútbol Dominicano. Net
- Ruben Vargas at Soccerway
- SFL Profile
- Ruben Vargas at WorldFootball.net
- Ruben Vargas – UEFA competition record (archive)
- Swiss U20 Profile
- Ruben Vargas at National-Football-Teams.com