Sonja Fuss (born 5 November 1978 in Bonn) is a German football defender. She played for the Chicago Red Stars in the National Women's Soccer League (NWSL) and the German national team. She has played in the German Bundesliga since 1992. In 2011, together with Inka Grings, she played for Swiss side, FC Zürich Frauen.
|Date of birth||5 November 1978|
|Place of birth||Bonn, West Germany|
|Height||1.67 m (5 ft 5 1⁄2 in)|
|FC Zürich Frauen|
|–2004||FFC Brauweiler Pulheim||89|
|2005||1. FFC Turbine Potsdam||12||(0)|
|2005–2006||FFC Brauweiler Pulheim||20||(6)|
|2006–2009||FCR 2001 Duisburg||68||(4)|
|2011||FCR 2001 Duisburg||7||(0)|
|2011–2013||FC Zürich Frauen|
|2013||Chicago Red Stars||16||(2)|
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 22 August 2013|
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 30 May 2011
In February 2005, she signed with FFC Turbine Potsdam. She returned to FFC Brauweiler Pulheim after one season.
At the beginning of the season 2006/07, she moved to FCR 2001 Duisburg.
In July 2009, Fuss moved to the first FC Köln, the newly formed women's soccer Division 1, for the 2009/10 season. In January 2011, she returned to play for FCR 2001 Duisburg. Her contract there was disbanded in August 2011 and she then signed on 28 August at FC Zürich Frauen.
She was waived by the Red Stars in September 2013.
Fuss played in her first international match in 1996 against the Netherlands. She scored her first international goal on 15 November 2003 against Portugal. Fuss was a European champion in 1997, 2005 and 2009 and world champion in 2003 and 2007. In 2004, she was a member of the bronze medal-winning German squad at the Olympic Games in Athens.
Honors and awardsEdit
- World Champion in 2003 and 2007
- European champion in 1997, 2005 and 2009
- Olympic bronze medal in 2004
- German Champion 1997
- Swiss Champion 2011/12, 2012/13
- Swiss Cupsiegerin 2012, 2013
- DFB Cup winner in 1997, 2005 and 2009
- UEFA Women's Cup winner in 2005 and 2009
- "Grings and Fuss join Zürich from Duisburg". UEFA. 30 August 2011. Retrieved 31 August 2011.
- "Monro, Fuss power Hartford past Hofstra 2-1". Soccer Times. Retrieved 29 June 2013.
- "Hartford Alum Wins Gold". University of Hartford. Archived from the original on 29 June 2013. Retrieved 29 June 2013.
- Potter, Steffen (21 May 2013). "Grings and Fuss leave Zürich in style". UEFA. Retrieved 21 May 2013.
- "Grings, Fuss to join Red Stars in May". Equalizer Soccer. Retrieved 29 June 2013.
- "NWSL Waiver Draft". National Women's Soccer League. 9 September 2013.
- "Sonja Fuss". Deutscher Fussball-Bund. Retrieved 29 June 2013.