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USA: Ex-Schalke-Profi mit neuem Verein

USA: Ex-Schalke professional with new club

Christian Fuchs, a former Schalke and Bochum professional, has finally found a transition club in the United States.

Who would have guessed this career path at the time? After 183 matches (10 goals, 38 assists) Christian Fox left the club in the summer of 2015 for the Premier League and joined Leicester City. Thus, the Austrian, who also played in VfL Bochum and FC Schalke 04 during his career, joined the team that won the Premier League title in a sensational way. Six years later he has now decided to leave the Foxes.

His new club: Charlotte. The association announced the signing of the contract on June 6. His contract there is valid for one year and includes an option for another season. However, the club wouldn’t start in the league until 2022. And so Fox, who already lives in New York City, had to look for another association for the transfer. Now he’s found it: The 35-year-old will play for Charlotte Independence in the USL Championship next season.

“We are delighted to have him on our team. In addition to his skills and experience, he is a very professional,” new Fox coach Mike Jeffries says of him. “His playful qualities, experience with top clubs and leadership qualifications are a great asset to our group.” Fox himself noted how hard the club is trying to get him for the 2021 season: “I’ve spoken to Mike a few times and he really seems to know what he’s asking of his players and the team. It’s really exciting to be here.”

Fuchs was under contract with VfL Bochum between 2008 and 2010 and played 57 competitive matches (six goals, eight assists). After a season at FSV Mainz 05, he transferred to FC Schalke 04, where the Austrian national player played 78 times in 136 competitive matches in four years (eight goals, 30 assists).