- Full Name
- Christian Fuchs
- Date of Birth
- 7 April 1986
- 6'2" (187cm)
- 14st 0lbs (89kg)
- Professional Debut
- 18 September 2012
After becoming one of City's 'Immortals' in 2015/16, the popular Austrian also excelled in the UEFA Champions League as Leicester reached the last-eight during their maiden campaign at Europe's top table.
Throughout his five years so far at King Power Stadium, Fuchs has become synonymous with the Club's most successful-ever period in its history and remains valuable to Brendan Rodgers in 2019/20.
The Neunkirchen-born defender was capped 78 times for his country before retiring from international football following 10 years of service after captaining Austria at UEFA EURO 2016 in France.
Fuchs started his professional football career at Wiener Neustadt SC in 2002, before joining Austrian side SV Mattersburg, where he would go on to notch up over 100 appearances.
After spells at three youth levels for Austria, he made his senior international debut during in a friendly against Croatia in 2006, while also plying his trade in the Austrian top-flight for five years.
The full-back made the switch to German Bundesliga side VFL Bochum in 2008, as well as representing his nation at UEFA EURO 2008 - staged in his home country alongside Switzerland - against Germany.
He spent three seasons at Bochum, while completing the 2010/11 campaign on loan at FSV Mainz 05. In the summer of 2011, Fuchs joined Schalke, where he would win the DFL-Supercup and play in Europe.
For three consecutive seasons, Fuchs starred in the Champions League, as well as helping his side finish third in the Bundesliga and enjoying a productive UEFA Europa League run to the quarter-finals.
The 2014/15 campaign is certain to live long in Fuchs’ memory after the defender opened the scoring at Real Madrid’s Santiago Bernabéu back in March, helping his side to an astonishing 4-3 victory in Spain.
A 2-0 defeat for Schalke in the first leg, however, meant Fuchs’ side were knocked out in the last 16 stage on aggregate, before he made the switch to England, to join Leicester, in the summer of 2015.
After a record-breaking first campaign at City, ending in the Club's first-ever English title, Fuchs made 47 appearances for the Foxes in 2016/17, scoring his maiden goal against Crystal Palace in October 2016.
While goals are rare for the Austrian, they are usually sensational and that trend continued in the Carabao Cup Second Round, scoring a half-volley from distance against Fleetwood Town in 2018.
It was voted as the Club's Goal of the Season at the 2018/19 End of Season awards. In May 2019, Fuchs extended his contract with the Football Club until the end of the 2019/20 Premier League season.