Fritz playing for Werder in 2009
|Date of birth||7 December 1980|
|Place of birth||Erfurt, East Germany|
|Height||1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)|
|Position(s)||Right-back, defensive midfielder|
|2002||Germany Team 2006||1||(0)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only|
Having begun his career at Rot-Weiß Erfurt and Karlsruher SC, he joined Bayer Leverkusen in 2003, playing sparingly across his three seasons at the Bundesliga club. In 2006, he moved to Werder Bremen, winning the DFB-Pokal and helping them to the UEFA Cup final in 2009. Across all competitions, he has played over 300 matches for Bremen.
He announced his retirement at the end of the 2016–17 season.
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In the summer of 2001, he joined 2. Bundesliga club Karlsruher SC and scored five goals in 32 games. When he was signed by Bayer Leverkusen in 2003, he was loaned back to Karlsruhe to play first team football.
He became part of Leverkusen's first team in the 2003–04 season second half after showing his capabilities for their reserve team. Fritz played 14 more first team games for Leverkusen that season, gaining them a UEFA Champions League place. In 2004, he broke his leg during a pre-season game against Rot-Weiss Essen, ruling him out the entire season.
On 4 March 2017, in a match against Darmstadt 98, he suffered an ankle injury and underwent surgery, which ruled him out for the rest of the 2016–17 season. On 8 May 2017, he announced the end of his playing career.
On 2 June of the following year, he scored his first international goal, concluding a 6–0 rout of minnows San Marino in UEFA Euro 2008 qualifying in Nuremberg, eight minutes after entering as a substitute. He added a second on 17 November, opening a 4–0 win over Cyprus in another qualifier in Hannover by heading in Lukas Podolski's cross after two minutes.
Fritz was selected in the 23-man squad for the European Championship in Austria and Switzerland in 2008. He played in the first four of their six games as they reached the final before defeat to Spain.
|Rot-Weiß Erfurt||2000–01||Regionalliga Süd||32||10||1||0||–||33||10|
|Karlsruher SC||2001–02||2. Bundesliga||31||5||1||0||–||32||5|
- Scores and results table. Germany's goal tally first:
|1.||2 June 2007||Frankenstadion, Nuremberg, Germany||San Marino||6–0||6–0||UEFA Euro 2008 qualifying|
|2.||17 November 2007||AWD Arena, Hannover, Germany||Cyprus||1–0||4–0||UEFA Euro 2008 qualifying|
- Bundesliga Runner-up: 2007–08
- DFL-Ligapokal: 2006
- DFB-Pokal: 2008–09, Runner-up: 2009–10
- UEFA Cup: Runner-up: 2008–09
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