Christian Fuchs

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Christian Fuchs
Christian Fuchs 2011-08-03.jpg
Christian Fuchs with Schalke 04
Personal information
Date of birth (1986-04-07) 7 April 1986 (age 28)
Place of birth Neunkirchen, Austria
Height 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Left back
Club information
Current team
Schalke 04
Number 23
Youth career
1992–2001 SVg Pitten
2001–2002 Wiener Neustadt
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2002–2003 Wiener Neustadt 12 (0)
2003–2008 SV Mattersburg 140 (12)
2008–2011 VfL Bochum 53 (6)
2010–2011 1. FSV Mainz 05 (loan) 31 (0)
2011– Schalke 04 74 (2)
National team
2002–2003 Austria U17 24 (6)
2003–2005 Austria U19 7 (1)
2005–2006 Austria U21 10 (3)
2006– Austria 57 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 13:35, 8 March 2014 (UTC).

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 13:35, 15 October 2013 (UTC)

Christian Fuchs (German pronunciation: [ˈkʁis.ti̯an ˈfʊks]; born 7 April 1986 in Neunkirchen, Austria) is an Austrian professional footballer who currently plays as a left back for Schalke 04.[1] He is known for his strong crossing and direct free kick or indirect free kick skills.

Professional career[edit]

Christian Fuchs in action for Schalke 04 taking a direct free kick.

Fuchs joined Bochum after the UEFA Euro 2008.[2] Before that, he played for five years for SV Mattersburg where he began his professional career as well as playing on loan for 1. FSV Mainz 05 prior to playing for Schalke 04.[2]

On 6 June 2011, FC Schalke 04 confirmed that Christian Fuchs signed a four-year professional contract with them until 30 June 2015.[3] The transfer fee is reported undisclosed by Schalke's sport and communications manager Horst Heldt.[3] Christian Fuchs was assigned a number 23 shirt, previously worn by Danilo Fernando Avelar.[3]

International career[edit]

Christian Fuchs in action for the Austria national team.

Fuchs made his debut for Austria in a 23 May 2006 friendly match against Croatia and was a participant at UEFA Euro 2008 in which Fuchs played only one match, Austria's third match against Germany.[4]

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Schalke 04

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Fuchs, Christian" (in German). kicker.de. Retrieved 5 July 2011. 
  2. ^ a b "Fuchs kommt" (in German). VfL Bochum. 25 June 2008. Retrieved 30 April 2011. 
  3. ^ a b c "Schalke sign Austria skipper Fuchs". Eurosport. 6 June 2011. Retrieved 5 August 2014. 
  4. ^ "ÖFB (Austrian Football Association) Media Centre - Stegersbach" (PDF). oefb.at. Österreichischer Fußball-Bund (ÖFB). 7 June 2008. p. 32. Retrieved 5 August 2014. 

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