|Full name||Yanik Frick|
|Date of birth||27 May 1998|
|Place of birth||Liestal, Switzerland|
|Height||1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)|
|2016–2017||SCR Altach II||23||(5)|
|2018||→ Pro Piacenza (loan)||6||(2)|
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 15:29, 11 November 2020 (UTC)|
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 20:32, 31 March 2021 (UTC)
Yanik Frick (born 27 May 1998) is a Liechtensteiner professional footballer who plays as a forward for Energie Cottbus.
Frick began playing football in the academy of AC Siena at age 6 while his father played with the senior team in Serie A. At age four he would practice football with future Italian international Nicolò Zaniolo while his father and Nicolo's father, Igor Zaniolo, played together at Ternana and became good friends. As a youth, he also played for the youth teams of FC Vaduz, FC St. Gallen, and USV Eschen/Mauren.
Frick started his professional career at Austrian club SC Rheindorf Altach in 2016, signing for the reserve squad. His first appearance for the club came against an academy side of FC Zürich, a match in which he impressed his coaches. He also trained with the first team once per week. He scored his first goal for the club on 31 July 2016 against SV Austria Salzburg. In total he scored five goals in twenty three Austrian Regionalliga West appearances for the team.
After leaving Altach, several Italian clubs including Carpi expressed interest in the player. In July 2017, he was signed to a three-year deal by Perugia on a free transfer. Frick made his Serie B debut for the club on 19 September 2017. He made his competitive debut for the club the previous month in a 2–1 Coppa Italia victory over Gubbio on 6 August 2017. In total, Frick made only three league appearances for Perugia after recurring injuries kept him out of the lineup. In January 2018 he was sold to Livorno and signed to a new, longer contract to 2021. He was then immediately loaned to A.S. Pro Piacenza 1919. On 6 March 2018 Frick made his Serie C debut for Pro Piacenza against Cuneo. Seven minutes after entering the match he scored his first goal. He scored his second goal for the club on 7 April 2018 in a match against Pisa. Livorno terminated Frick's contract on 17 November 2018.
After a training stint with FC Vaduz, Frick joined Rapperswil-Jona of the Swiss Challenge League in January 2019 with his contract set to run until 31 June 2021. FC Rapperswil-Jona received clearance for the player to feature for them the following month. The club and player mutually agreed to part ways in September 2020, partially because of the club cutting costs and partly the player's desire to compete at a higher level following the club's relegation. During his final season with the club which was shortened by the COVID-19 pandemic, Frick scored five goals in only nine league matches.
In August 2020 he went on trial with SV Waldhof Mannheim of the German 3. Liga but was not offered a contract despite scoring a goal in a friendly victory over FV Fortuna Heddesheim. Earlier that summer, other 3. Liga clubs were also reportedly interested in signing Frick.
On 6 October 2020, it was announced that Frick had joined Energie Cottbus of the German Regionalliga Nordost for the 2020–21 season.
Frick made eight appearances for the Liechtenstein U21 team between 2015 and 2019.
Frick is a member of the Liechtenstein national football team, making his debut in a 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification match against Albania on 6 October 2016. After being left on the bench as an unused substitute for a 2018 World Cup qualification match against Spain on 5 September 2017, he rashly resigned from the national team at age 19. However, the player quickly apologized to national team manager Rene Pauritsch for his behavior, calling it a "mistake" and vowing to apologize to the full team if he received another call up.
He earned his next cap on 8 June 2019 for a Euro 2020 qualifying match against Armenia under new Liechtenstein manager Helgi Kolviðsson. On 12 October 2019, he scored his first senior goal in the return leg against Armenia in Vaduz.
He is the eldest son of former footballer Mario Frick, who is the record goalscorer for the Liechtenstein national football team. Yanik's younger brother, Noah, is also a Liechtenstein international footballer. He and his brother are named after former French tennis player Yannick Noah.
|1||12 October 2019||Rheinpark Stadion, Vaduz, Liechtenstein||Armenia||1–1||1–1||UEFA Euro 2020 qualification|
|2||8 September 2020||Stadio Romeo Neri, Rimini, Italy||San Marino||2–0||2–0||2020–21 UEFA Nations League D|
|3||31 March 2021||Rheinpark Stadion, Vaduz, Liechtenstein||Iceland||1–3||1–4||2022 FIFA World Cup qualification|
|Last updated 31 March 2021|