Christian Fuchs

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Christian Fuchs
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Fuchs with Austria in 2015
Personal information
Full name Christian Fuchs
Date of birth (1986-04-07) 7 April 1986 (age 29)[1]
Place of birth Neunkirchen, Austria
Height 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)[1]
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 19 (0)
National team
2002–2003 Austria U17 24 (6)
2003–2005 Austria U19 7 (1)
2005–2006 Austria U21 10 (3)
2006– Austria 72 (1)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 14:11, 7 February 2016 (UTC).
† Appearances (goals)

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 19:32, 21 November 2015 (UTC)

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

Professional career[edit]

Club career[edit]

Early career[edit]

Born in Neunkirchen, Austria, Fuchs played five years for SV Mattersburg and joined 2008 the German side VfL Bochum.[2] 2010 signed on loan by 1. FSV Mainz 05.[2] Just like in Bochum, Fuchs was starting players in Mainz. At the end of the 2010-11 Bundesliga season, the club took the option of purchase and gave Christian Fuchs a contract by 2015.

Schalke[edit]

But short time later, on 6 June 2011, Christian Fuchs signed a contract until 30 June 2015 with Schalke 04.[3] The transfer fee is reportedly undisclosed by Schalke's sport and communications manager Horst Heldt.[3] Fuchs was assigned the number 23 shirt, previously worn by Danilo Fernando Avelar.[3]

Leicester City[edit]

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.[4]

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.[5]

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Schalke 04

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

As of 7 February 2016[6]

Club League Season League Cup Continental Other Total
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
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
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 25 2 0 0 5 1 0 0 30 3
England League FA Cup League Cup Other Total
Leicester City Premier League 2015–16 19 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 21 0
Austria Total 152 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 152 11
Germany Total 183 10 13 0 29 4 1 0 226 14
England Total 19 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 21 0
Career Total 349 21 13 0 31 4 1 0 394 25

International[edit]

As of 18 November 2015[7]

National Team Year App. Goals
Austria 2006 4 0
2007 10 0
2008 10 0
2009 5 0
2010 7 1
2011 11 0
2012 4 0
2013 9 0
2014 5 0
2015 7 0
Total 72 1

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 "Premier League Player Profile Christian Fuchs". Barclays Premier League. 2016. Retrieved 8 February 2016. 
  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. ^ "Leicester City sign Christian Fuchs on free transfer from Schalke". BBC Sport. 3 June 2015. Retrieved 10 June 2015. 
  5. ^ "ÖFB (Austrian Football Association) Media Centre - Stegersbach" (PDF). oefb.at. Österreichischer Fußball-Bund (ÖFB). 7 June 2008. p. 32. Retrieved 5 August 2014. 
  6. ^ a b Christian Fuchs profile at Soccerway
  7. ^ "Christian Fuchs". National Football Teams. Retrieved 15 October 2013. 

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