Christian Fuchs

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Christian Fuchs
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Fuchs with Austria in 2015
Personal information
Date of birth (1986-04-07) 7 April 1986 (age 29)
Place of birth Neunkirchen, Austria
Height 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Left back
Club information
Current team
Leicester City
Number 28
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 (11)
2008–2011 VfL Bochum 53 (6)
2010–2011 1. FSV Mainz 05 (loan) 31 (0)
2011–2015 Schalke 04 99 (4)
2015– Leicester City 2 (0)
National team
2002–2003 Austria U17 24 (6)
2003–2005 Austria U19 7 (1)
2005–2006 Austria U21 10 (3)
2006– Austria 67 (1)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 08:01, 4 June 2015 (UTC).
† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 13:35, 15 November 2014 (UTC)

Christian Fuchs (German pronunciation: [ˈkʁis.ti̯an ˈfʊks]; born 7 April 1986) is an Austrian professional footballer who plays as a left back for Leicester City.

Professional career[edit]

Club career[edit]

Born in Neunkirchen, Austria, Fuchs joined Bochum after the UEFA Euro 2008.[1] 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.[1]

On 6 June 2011, FC Schalke 04 confirmed that Christian Fuchs signed a four-year professional contract with them until 30 June 2015.[2] The transfer fee is reportedly undisclosed by Schalke's sport and communications manager Horst Heldt.[2] Fuchs was assigned the number 23 shirt, previously worn by Danilo Fernando Avelar.[2]

On 3 June 2015, Leicester City announced the signing of Schalke 04's Christian Fuchs on a free transfer, signing a three-year deal with the Foxes effective from 1 July.[3]

International career[edit]

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

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Schalke 04

Career statistics[edit]

Club career statistics[edit]

Club performance League Cup Continental Other Total Ref.
Club League Season App. Goals App. Goals App. Goals App. Goals App. Goals
Austria League Austrian Cup Europe Other Total
Wiener Neustadt A. Landesliga 2002–03 12 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 12 0 [5]
SV Mattersburg A. Bundesliga 2003–04 14 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 14 0
2004–05 25 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 25 2
2005–06 34 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 34 1
2006–07 34 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 34 6
2007–08 33 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 33 2
Total 152 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 152 11
Germany League DFB-Pokal Europe Other Total
VfL Bochum Bundesliga 2008–09 22 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 22 2
2009–10 31 4 2 0 0 0 0 0 33 4
Mainz 05 2010–11 31 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 35 0
Schalke 04 2011–12 29 2 3 0 11 2 1 0 44 4
2012–13 29 0 2 0 6 1 0 0 37 1
2013–14 16 0 2 0 7 0 0 0 25 0
2014–15 22 2 0 0 5 1 0 0 27 3
Career total 180 10 13 0 29 4 1 0 223 14
Last updated: 10 March 2015

International career statistics[edit]

National team Year App. Goals Ref.
Austria national team 2006 4 0 [6]
2007 10 0
2008 10 0
2009 5 0
2010 7 1
2011 11 0
2012 4 0
2013 9 0
2014 5 0
Total 65 1
Last updated: 15 November 2014

International goals[edit]

Score and Result lists the Austria national team's goals first
# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 17 November 2010 Ernst-Happel-Stadion, Vienna, Austria  Greece 1–1 1–2 Friendly

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Fuchs kommt" (in German). VfL Bochum. 25 June 2008. Retrieved 30 April 2011. 
  2. ^ a b c "Schalke sign Austria skipper Fuchs". Eurosport. 6 June 2011. Retrieved 5 August 2014. 
  3. ^ "Leicester City sign Christian Fuchs on free transfer from Schalke". BBC Sport. 3 June 2015. Retrieved 10 June 2015. 
  4. ^ "ÖFB (Austrian Football Association) Media Centre - Stegersbach" (PDF). oefb.at. Österreichischer Fußball-Bund (ÖFB). 7 June 2008. p. 32. Retrieved 5 August 2014. 
  5. ^ Christian Fuchs profile at Soccerway
  6. ^ "Christian Fuchs". National Football Teams. Retrieved 15 October 2013. 

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