Granit Xhaka is enjoying an incredible run of form for Switzerland and Arsenal, in-fact statistically speaking – he is having his most optimal season. But, there is a strong family support that holds his back and gives him the strength to be himself on the pitch – ofcourse his dad and his brother play a major part in that – but so does, Leonita Lekaj – his lovely wife.
Granit Xhaka’s wife, Leonita speaking with Amazon Prime: “When they lost the game & he comes home, like he’s really upset. When people say he doesn’t give everything, he can’t sleep the whole night when they lose.” and then she followed that with how she consoles him. We just see the players for ninety minutes each week, but there is soo much of themselves and their family going into it.
I remember a story from when Arsenal signed Granit Xhaka and he was at London Colney to conclude the final steps of his transfer, and Leonita accompanied him – when speaking about his then girlfriend, he made sure he called her his wife. Now that speaks volumes about how much he loves her and the place she has in his heart.
Leonita Lekaj was born in Tirana, Albania on March 31, 1992 but her parents moved to Pristina, Kosovo. And when she was a teenager, the family moved to Germany. She grew up in a family of four, including her parents and a brother named Leonard Lekaj. As a child, Leonita was always fascinated by fashion and beauty, and she pursued her passion by studying cosmetology in college.
Adriel Lekaj, Leonita’s father, is a retired school teacher, while her mother, Hena Lekaj, was a homemaker.
Leonita first met Granit Xhaka in 2010, when he was playing for German club, Borussia Mönchengladbach. They started dating soon after and have been together ever since.
In 2017, Granit and Leonita tied the knot in a lavish ceremony in their hometown of Pristina. The wedding was attended by family, friends, and a host of fellow footballers, including Xherdan Shaqiri and Valon Behrami.
Leonita is known for her stunning looks and impeccable fashion sense. She has a large following on social media, where she often shares her latest fashion and beauty tips with her fans. She’s also a dedicated mother to their daughter, Ayana, who was born in 2019.
Xhaka & Leo welcomed their second child Laneya Xhaka in April 2021.
Xhaka recently made a celebration for his little girl:
Xhaka dedicating his goal to his daughter, who did his celebration straight back when she saw it on TV 🥺 pic.twitter.com/okEm4G81yo
— ESPN UK (@ESPNUK) March 16, 2023
While Leonita prefers to keep a low profile and stay out of the limelight, she’s always there to support her husband and his career. She’s often seen cheering him on from the stands at Arsenal matches and other important events.
In conclusion, Leonita Lekaj is a beautiful and talented woman who has captured the heart of one of football’s biggest stars. Her dedication to her family and passion for fashion make her a role model for many young women around the world. We wish her and Granit all the best in their future endeavors.