Ludovic Magnin ranks among the more experienced members of Ottmar Hitzfeld's squad. After beginning his career in the Swiss second tier with Yverdon Sport, the left-back was a first team regular by the age of 20 and earned a move to the Super League with FC Lugano two years later.
Bundesliga side Werder Bremen secured the defender's services in 2002, though his time in Northern Germany was punctuated by injuries. The Lausanne-born full-back managed just 45 appearances for Werder in four seasons at the Weserstadion, but did manage to win the domestic double in 2004.
A move to VfB Stuttgart followed in 2005, where the Swiss international fought his way into the first team and celebrated his second Bundesliga title in 2007 before deciding on a move back to his homeland with FC Zurich six months ago.
Magnin made his debut for the Swiss national team back in August 2000, making the 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa™ his fourth major international tournament. Though the useful defender did not make an appearance at UEFA EURO 2004, he was an integral part of the Nati sides which contested Germany 2006 and then UEFA EURO 2008 on home turf.
Since Hitzfeld took the helm as Switzerland coach, Magnin has continued to deliver solid performances under the German tactician, making five appearances in qualifying en route to South Africa 2010.