Christian Fuchs Pens Leicester City Contract Extension
- Christian Fuchs signs a one-year contract extension with Leicester City
- The left-back joined on a free transfer after leaving Schalke in 2015
- He was a key part of the 2015/16 title-winning squad
- Fuchs has appeared 118 times for Leicester City in all competitions
The popular 33-year-old Austrian has been a significant figure for the Foxes since his arrival from Germany in the summer of 2015, going on to make 118 appearances in Leicester City colours at left-back.
His performances and reliability endeared him to City supporters as he played a key role in both Leicester City’s 2015/16 Premier League title win and subsequent UEFA Champions League run in 2016/17.
Speaking to LCFC.com, Fuchs said: “I’m thrilled to be signing a new one-year deal with Leicester City Football Club. It’s an exciting time for everyone, with a new training ground being built and some fantastic young talent coming through.
“Our ambition is to play good football and continue to improve. The Club and our fans have always been great with me and I want to give back as much as possible. I can’t wait to see what next season brings for this Football Club!”
Fuchs, a former captain of his native Austria with 78 caps at international level, played for five seasons in the German Bundesliga in the colours of FSV Mainz and Schalke before heading to City on a free transfer.
He has scored several stunning goals for the Foxes – including memorable strikes against Crystal Palace and Fleetwood Town – as well as providing a number of assists. The most notable of those came from a ‘no-look’ pass for Jamie Vardy to complete his record goal scoring feat against Manchester United in 2016.
Alongside his performances on the pitch, Fuchs has earned a place in the hearts of City fans through his willingness to engage on social media and appetite for taking part in the Club’s many community initiatives during his time as a Fox.
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