Christian Fuchs with Schalke 04
|Date of birth||7 April 1986|
|Place of birth||Neunkirchen, Austria|
|Height||1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)|
|Playing position||Left back|
|2010–2011||→ 1. FSV Mainz 05 (loan)||31||(0)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 13:35, 8 March 2014 (UTC).
† Appearances (Goals).
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. He is known for his strong crossing and direct free kick or indirect free kick skills.
Fuchs joined Bochum after the UEFA Euro 2008. 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.
On 6 June 2011, FC Schalke 04 confirmed that Christian Fuchs signed a four-year professional contract with them until 30 June 2015. The transfer fee is reported undisclosed by Schalke's sport and communications manager Horst Heldt. Christian Fuchs was assigned a number 23 shirt, previously worn by Danilo Fernando Avelar.
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.
- "Fuchs, Christian" (in German). kicker.de. Retrieved 5 July 2011.
- "Fuchs kommt" (in German). VfL Bochum. 25 June 2008. Retrieved 30 April 2011.
- "Schalke sign Austria skipper Fuchs". Eurosport. 6 June 2011. Retrieved 5 August 2014.
- "ÖFB (Austrian Football Association) Media Centre - Stegersbach" (PDF). oefb.at. Österreichischer Fußball-Bund (ÖFB). 7 June 2008. p. 32. Retrieved 5 August 2014.
- Official website (German)
- Christian Fuchs at fussballdaten.de (German)
- Christian Fuchs at National-Football-Teams.com