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Christian Fuchs wants to play in the NFL after he retires from football

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Leicester City is on the verge of making Premier League history, as they could become the first team since the 1994-95 season to win the title and not be located in either Manchester or London.

This time last year, the Foxes were battling at the other end of the league, trying to avoid relegation. In less than a year, they have changed their fortunes and no one could have dreamed of this happening.

It goes to show that any dream can come true so long as you work hard and have the commitment to your cause. One of the star players that has helped Leicester reach these heights is full back Christian Fuchs.

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The 29-year-old signed on a free transfer in the summer of 2015 after leaving Schalke, and he has been one of the best players for the team this season, alongside the likes of Jamie Vardy, Riyad Mahrez, and N'Golo Kante.

In a recent interview with Sky Sports, the Austrian revealed his own dreams after he has finished his playing career with Leicester, which is to go to the USA and play in the NFL. 

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He said: "I have ambitions to become an NFL kicker," he told Sky Sports. "Seriously. Depending on the managers in the NFL. If they want a footballer in their team but I am very much up for it.

"I know I can kick 60 yards or so or 65 yards field goal. Let's see. Dreams can come true you know if you don't dream you won't reach anything."

According to ESPN, he also added: "I have a family in New York. I have a wife and two kids. It's not as easy having a family that is here all of the time because I am person who needs the family around and I am a family guy. It's pretty tough.

"I'm already thinking about what's after my career. I will be in America and I will move to be with my family. I simply want to do something. I can't just be laying on the couch because that's so not me."

His wife and sons live in Manhattan, and only come over to watch him play for Leicester once every few weeks. A move to the USA makes sense once he is finished in Leicester.

He wouldn't be the first player to make the jump from football to American Football, as several former MLS players have made the transition. With so many teams looking for kickers in the NFL, he shouldn't have a problem fulfilling his dream if he decides to pursue it.

You never know, he could become the first person ever to own a Premier League winners medal, and a Super Bowl ring by the time he decides to retire from all sports.

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