Hometown: Neunkirchen, Austria
Former Club: Leicester City
“We are excited to announce that defender Christian Fuchs will be training in Charlotte ahead of our inaugural season as he is joining Charlotte Independence for the remainder of the year. This is a great opportunity for Christian, as a former Premier League winner, to maintain both his fitness level and focus in preparation for the start of Charlotte FC’s preseason training in January 2022.”
– Sporting Director Zoran Krneta
Leicester City defender Christian Fuchs joins Charlotte FC as the fifth player on the inaugural roster.
The former Austrian national team captain won the 2015-16 Premier League title and the 2020-21 English FA Cup.
Fuchs played for Bundesliga’s Bochum, Mainz and Schalke before joining Leicester City in 2015. Throughout his six years at City, the 35-year-old made 152 appearances and excelled in the UEFA Champions League as the team reached the last-eight during their campaign at Europe’s highest level.
As part of his commitment to the sport, he became the first Premier League player to launch his own esports academy, under his “No Fuchs Given” brand. Fuchs also created the “Foxes Sports Foundation” which aims to help children achieve their dreams through soccer.
He and his wife, Raluca, have two sons and a daughter.
Christian was an absolute professional while visiting Charlotte with his family this weekend. Our amazing content team put him through the ringer and he just kept going. He’s more than just a proper player, he’s going to be a great leader. pic.twitter.com/f8bWyvIIje— Nick Kelly (@NickKelly) June 6, 2021