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Who is Christian Eriksen?
Christian Eriksen is a Danish professional footballer who plays as an attacking midfielder for Serie A club Inter Milan and the Denmark national team. Eriksen is also capable of playing as a central midfielder or mezzaluna in a 4–3–3 system.
Eriksen started his career at Dutch side Ajax, where he won the Eredivisie in 2010–11, 2011–12, and 2012–13, and established himself to comparisons with Michael Laudrup for his traditional number 10 role. In 2014, Eriksen joined Tottenham and was named the club’s Player of the Year in his debut season.
During his seven years at the club, he was also named the club’s Player of the Year in the 2016–17 season and was included in the 2017–18 PFA Team of the Year. In the 2018–19 season, Eriksen became only the second player after David Beckham to record over 10 assists in four successive Premier League seasons and was a key member of the side that reached the 2019 UEFA Champions League Final. In January 2020, he signed with the Italian side Inter Milan.
Christian Eriksen’s Career
Early career in Middelfart and Odense
Born in Middelfart, Denmark, Eriksen followed in his father Thomas’ footsteps when he started playing football in the academy of local side, Middelfart G&BK. Eriksen’s father was also one of the coaches at the time and in 2004 they helped the youth side finish unbeaten in the local youth championship for the third time in a period of four years. The following year, he joined Odense Boldklub who competed in the Danish youth championships and within a year had helped the club to an age-group title.
His form at youth level attracted the attention of a number of major European clubs, including the likes of Chelsea and Barcelona. Eriksen ultimately underwent trials with both clubs as well as Real Madrid, Manchester United and Milan, but finally decided to move to Ajax, stating, “My first step should not be too big. I knew that playing in the Netherlands would be very good for my development. Then Ajax arrived and that was a fantastic option.”
Youth and first-team squad
On 17 October 2008, Eriksen signed a two-and-a-half-year contract with Amsterdam-based club, Ajax. The transfer fee received by OB was estimated at €1 million (£847,199) while Middelfart also received a sum of €35 000 which they later used to construct a football pitch. He worked his way through the youth teams at Ajax and was promoted to the first team squad in January 2010, where he was given the number 51 shirt.
Later that month, he made his first team debut in a 1–1 Eredivisie with NAC Breda. He scored his first goal for Ajax on 25 March in a 6–0 win over Go Ahead Eagles in the Dutch Cup and extended his contract with the club the following month. On 6 May, he played in the second match of the final of the 2009–10 Dutch Cup as Ajax beat Feyenoord 4–1, prevailing 6–1 on aggregate.
How Old is Christian Eriksen?
Eriksen was born on 4th February 1992 in Middlefart, Denmark. He is currently 29 years old as of 2021.
Christian Eriksen‘s Family
Who are Christian Eriksen’s parents?
Eriksen’s parents are named Thomas, a former professional football player, and Dorthe Eriksen.
Does Christian Eriksen have siblings?
Eriksen has a younger sister named Louise Eriksen who also plays football and is the captain for KoldingQ in the Elitedivisionen.
Christian Eriksen‘s Education
Eriksen attended the Danish School.
Christian Eriksen‘s wife
Eriksen is not married but has a girlfriend named Sabrina Kvist Jensen.
Christian Eriksen‘s Children – Kids
Eriksen has two kids, a son named Alfred and a daughter whose name is not currently available.
Christian Eriksen’s Net Worth
Eriksen has an estimated net worth of $50 million.
Christian Eriksen’s Breakthrough years
Eriksen took the number eight jersey ahead of the following campaign and began the 2010–11 season well, scoring his first Ajax league goal on 29 August 2010 in an away victory over De Graafschap. Over the course of the next few months, he scored his first home goal at the Amsterdam Arena, in a 3–0 Cup victory over BV Veendam, and his first European goal, in a 3–0 UEFA Europa League win over Anderlecht. In between the milestone goals, Eriksen was also named Danish Talent of the Year.
His growing capabilities as the team’s playmaker saw him become an undisputed starter in the side and he helped Ajax to their first Eredivisie title in seven years. At the end of the season, he was named Ajax’s Talent of the Year. His form throughout the campaign also earned him the Dutch Football Talent of the Year award which saw him become only the second Danish player to win the award since Jon Dahl Tomasson in 1996.
Premier League runner-up and PFA Team of the Year
Ahead of the following season, Eriksen signed a new long-term contract with Tottenham and starred once again for the club, scoring eight goals and assisting a further 15 as the club ended the league campaign as runners-up to champions Chelsea.
Eriksen’s tally of assists was bettered only by Manchester City’s Kevin De Bruyne who set up 18 goals for the season. Eriksen also recorded the joint-most assists in the FA Cup and later won the Tottenham Player of the Season award, claiming the award for the second time after previously winning it in his debut season with the club.
Eriksen stands at a height of 1.82 m.