Sonja Fuss

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Sonja Fuss
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Personal information
Date of birth (1978-11-05) 5 November 1978 (age 38)
Place of birth Bonn, West Germany
Height 1.67 m (5 ft 5 12 in)
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current team
FC Zürich Frauen
Youth career
Grün-Weiß Brauweiler
1998–1999 Hartford Hawks
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
–2004 FFC Brauweiler Pulheim 89
Hartford Hawks
2004–2005 FSV Frankfurt 11 (2)
2005 1. FFC Turbine Potsdam 12 (0)
2005–2006 FFC Brauweiler Pulheim 20 (6)
2006–2009 FCR 2001 Duisburg 68 (4)
2009–2010 1.FC Köln 33 (9)
2011 FCR 2001 Duisburg 7 (0)
2011–2013 FC Zürich Frauen
2013 Chicago Red Stars 16 (2)
National team
Germany U-19 19
1996–2010 Germany 68 (3)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 22 August 2013.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 30 May 2011

Sonja Fuss (born 5 November 1978 in Bonn) is a German football defender. She played for the Chicago Red Stars in the National Women's Soccer League (NWSL) and the German national team. She has played in the German Bundesliga since 1992. In 2011, together with Inka Grings, she played for Swiss side, FC Zürich Frauen.[1]

Early life[edit]

Hartford University[edit]

Fuss attended the University of Hartford located in West Hartford, Connecticut.[2][3]

Playing career[edit]

Club[edit]

Fuss spent most of her career playing for SV Grün-Weiß, which was renamed FFC Brauweiler Pulheim in 2000. In 2004, she transferred to FSV Frankfurt.

In February 2005, she signed with FFC Turbine Potsdam. She returned to FFC Brauweiler Pulheim after one season.

At the beginning of the season 2006/07, she moved to FCR 2001 Duisburg.

In July 2009, Fuss moved to the first FC Köln, the newly formed women's soccer Division 1, for the 2009/10 season. In January 2011, she returned to play for FCR 2001 Duisburg. Her contract there was disbanded in August 2011 and she then signed on 28 August at FC Zürich Frauen.

On 16 March 2013, along with Inka Grings, Fuss left Zürich for National Women's Soccer League (NWSL) club, the Chicago Red Stars, in May 2013.[4][5]

She was waived by the Red Stars in September 2013.[6]

International[edit]

Fuss played in her first international match in 1996 against the Netherlands. She scored her first international goal on 15 November 2003 against Portugal. Fuss was a European champion in 1997, 2005 and 2009 and world champion in 2003 and 2007. In 2004, She was a member of the bronze medal-winning German squad at the Olympic Games in Athens.[7]

Honors and awards[edit]

National

  • World Champion in 2003 and 2007
  • European champion in 1997, 2005 and 2009
  • Olympic bronze medal in 2004

Club football

  • German Champion 1997
  • Swiss Champion 2011/12, 2012/13
  • Swiss Cupsiegerin 2012, 2013
  • DFB Cup winner in 1997, 2005 and 2009
  • UEFA Women's Cup winner in 2005 and 2009

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Grings and Fuss join Zürich from Duisburg". UEFA. 30 August 2011. Retrieved 31 August 2011. 
  2. ^ "Monro, Fuss power Hartford past Hofstra 2-1.". Soccer Times. Retrieved 29 June 2013. 
  3. ^ "Hartford Alum Wins Gold". University of Hartford. Retrieved 29 June 2013. 
  4. ^ Potter, Steffen (21 May 2013). "Grings and Fuss leave Zürich in style". UEFA. Retrieved 21 May 2013. 
  5. ^ "Grings, Fuss to join Red Stars in May". Equalizer Soccer. Retrieved 29 June 2013. 
  6. ^ "NWSL Waiver Draft". National Women's Soccer League. 9 September 2013. 
  7. ^ "Sonja Fuss". Deutscher Fussball-Bund. Retrieved 29 June 2013. 

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