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Charlotte FC sign former Premier League champion Christian Fuchs

The veteran defender won the Premier League trophy in 2016 with Leicester City and he has now reached an agreement to join the MLS expansion team in January.

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Charlotte FC sign former Premier League champion Christian Fuchs

Christian Fuchs used his social media account to announce how “excited he was to join Charlotte FC and get to work in the Queen City.” The veteran defender will join the Major League Soccer expansion side in January ahead of the start of the 2022 regular season.

From winning the Premier League to playing in MLS

As we continue to add to our Charlotte FC roster, we are proud to welcome Christian to the club. He is an experienced and proven leader, who has played consistently at a very high level,” Charlotte FC sporting director Zoran Krneta said in a statement. “As a versatile defender who can cover several positions in our defense, Christian will have an integral role in building a competitive team from the beginning.”

The 35-year-old defender signed a one-year contract with Charlotte FC and he has the option to play for one more season if certain goals are met. Fuchs has made 152 appearances in six seasons with Leicester City and even won the 2016 Premier League trophy under manager Claudio Ranieri.

I’m impressed with Charlotte FC’s vision for building a successful team,” Fuchs said. “This is an extraordinary opportunity to build upon the pillars of progressive, collective and ambitious that are already ingrained in the Queen City. Alongside a diverse staff who make up this club, we can lean on the soccer community from all over the world to create even more of a competitive and hardworking CLTFC family. I look forward to starting from day one to help make Charlotte FC a winning club.”