Who Is Leonita Lekaj? Wife Of Granit Xhaka

by Pragya Sat Sep 03 2022 Updated On Tue Nov 01 2022
Who Is Leonita Lekaj? Wife Of Granit Xhaka

Leonita Lekaj is the wife of Swiss professional footballer Granit Xhaka. Granit was born to parents Elmaze Xhaka and Ragip Xhaka.

Leonita has two children with her husband. 

She is professionally a model. She has a brother named Leonard Lekaj.  She is an Albanian by her nationality. 

Family of Leonita Lekaj.
Family of Leonita Lekaj. Source: Instagram

Marriage And Children

Granit is currently a married man. He is married to his wife, Leonita Lekaj. They tied the knot in 2017. 

Granit and Leonita together have two children, and both of them are daughters. 

Their first daughter Ayana Xhaka was born in 2019, and their second daughter Laneya Xhaka was born in 2021

Leonita Lekaj with her children.
Leonita Lekaj with her children. Source: Instagram

How Did They Meet?

Granit met Leonita met for the very first time in 2015. At that time, Granit was the player of the German club

Shortly after knowing each other, they started dating and soon got married in a grand way. 

Leonita Lekaj with her husband, Granit Xhaka.
Leonita Lekaj with her husband, Granit Xhaka. Source: Instagram


Her husband Granit is 29 years old

Net Worth 

The net worth of Granit is $21 Million

Granit Frustrated After Loss With Newcastle United

Granit is undoubtedly one of the best players in Arsenal

But in a devastating loss with Newcastle United, the player came out to the media with a lot of disappointment and frustration. 

Granit was, of course, not happy with the loss. Along with the loss, the player was more frustrated with the performance of his team in the match. 

According to Granit, players were playing by themselves and for themselves without listening to the coach and without following the protocols arranged by the coach. 

Rather than playing in the team, they seemed to play in their own way. 

Granite openly said that players who don’t want to put it all in in the match should not play and stay at home. 

He apologized to the fans present in the match because of the disappointing result that they gave the fans. 

Mikel Changed The Club

Granit has been with Arsenal For six years now, and he has seen a lot in the club. 

In an interview, he revealed that the previous coach of the club was really good and Arsenal became big because of him. 

Granit also joined Arsenal at the time of the club’s previous coach. He played with the coach for 6 months, but after that, everything changed.

Mikel Arteta came out as a manager for the club, and it was not a great thing for the club. 

His plans and strategies were not in the favor of the club, and the unwanted changes changed everything. 

Arsenal was struggling to stay even in the top 4 positions. 

Granit revealed that there were only a few old players left in the club, and the new faces in the club is not doing quite well. 

He even said that Mikel was not made for Arsenal.

Granit’s Parents Struggled A Lot

Granit’s parents were from Kosovo before the war. But because of the political pressure, they had to leave the place and move to a different country. 

They caught a bus and decided to move to Sweden. But in the mid-stop in Switzerland, they contacted their mother’s friend and stayed there. 

It was hard for them as they didn't have a single penny. Staying at the friend’s house for 6 months, they finally got a job. 

Granit was also born in Switzerland. Raising him and his siblings was also difficult for his parents, but they always did it with happiness and supported them. 

Granit also revealed that although there were a lot of dark memories in his parent’s life, there are also some good ones. 

Granit Is Close To His Brother

Granit revealed in an interview that he is too close to his brother Taulant. 

Granit is just 18 months younger than his brother, but they share every moment of their life together.

Their mother even used to dress them same clothes when they were a child. Now, they both are married and had kids. 

Both of them are living with their respective family and have different responsibilities. 

Still, Granit said that he is close to his brother, and he facetime Taulant 6 or 7 times a day. 

They not only talk about their professional life but also their personal life.

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