Chris Richards

HOMETOWN: Birmingham, Alabama

DATE OF BIRTH: March 28, 2000

POSITION: Defender

TEAM: Bayern Munich / TSG Hoffenheim (Loan) / USMSNT (United States)

PROFESSIONAL HIGHLIGHTS:

Born and raised in Birmingham, Alabama, Chris Richard’s rise to prominence has been an example for all to watch.

In just four short years, he went from being on the periphery of throwing in the towel to joining and establishing himself as a respected first-team player at one of Europe’s biggest footballing powerhouses.

Coming up through the ranks of FC Dallas - Chris very quickly turned heads with his exceptional athleticism, vision and desire.

In May 2018, his deserved reward came knocking when he embarked on a 10-day loan with Germany’s most decorated club FC Bayern Munich, that resulted in a one-year loan offer.

It wasn’t long before Chris found his feet at the top level, making his senior team debut for the Bavarians during their pre-season campaign on July 21st 2018.

Chris’ stay in Germany was soon made permanent in January 2019 and just over a year later, he made his Bundesliga debut coming off the bench on June 20, 2020 in a 3-1 victory over Freiburg.

Seven further appearances soon followed for Chris in the following campaign, of which he made his first professional start and UEFA Champions League debut.