Eriksen Quick Facts
|Full Name||Christian Dannemann Eriksen|
|Age||29 years as of 2021|
|Current Team||Inter Milan|
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Who Is Christian Eriksen?
Christian Eriksen is a Danish professional footballer born on February 14th, 1992. Currently, he is playing for Inter Milan, a Serie A club, and Denmark national team. For both teams, he plays as an attacking midfielder, however, he has can also play as a central midfielder. Prior to joining Inter Millan, he had played for several teams including Ajax, and Tottenham Hotspur. He began his professional career at Ajax where he established himself. After joining Tottenham, he was named the Club’s Player of the Year in his debut season. In addition, he was also named as the club’s Player of the Year at the end of the 2016-17 season.
His star continued to shine as he was named PFA Team of the Year at the end of the 2017-18 season. Moreover, in 2018-19, he became the only and the second player after David Beckham to record over 10 assists in four successive Premier League seasons. After seven years with Tottenham, in January 2020, he officially signed with Inter Millan, a Serie A club in Italy.
In international football, he plays for the Denmark football team. With his national team, he has participated in different tournaments including the 2010 FIFA World Cup, 2018 FIFA World Cup, and others. In addition, he was also named as the Danish Football Player of the Year a record he holds for five times. During the Euro 2020 which was played in 2021, he collapsed in the middle of the field after suffering cardiac arrest.
Christian Eriksen Background
He was born in Middelfart, a town inn Central Denmark. He was born in a football family as his father was also a football player and he decided follow his foot steps. Eriksen begun his career as a young boy joining a local club Middelfart G&BK, where his father was also one of the coaches. As he continued to grow and perfecting his skills he later moved to Odense Boldklub who were at that time were competing for Danish youth championships.
He showed his full potential while at Odense Boldklub when his coach noticed his dribbling techniques and dribbling were just on another level. His potential was not only noticed by his coach as major club such as Chelsea and Barcelona were attracted by his game. In addition, he was also invited for trial by Chelsea and Barcelona. Moreover, he was also invited for trial by Manchester and Real Madrid. However, according to him he opted to join Ajax so he can grow slowly.
Christian Eriksen Family, Parents
He is the son of Thomas Eriksen and Dorthe Eriksen. His father was also footballer and after he retired he became a coach.
Christian Eriksen Siblings
He has a younger sister by the name of Louise Eriksen. Louise is also a footballer who currently plays for KoldingQ in the Elitedivisionen and she is also a captain for the same club.
Christian Eriksen Girlfriend
Currently he is in a relationship with Sabrina Kvist Jensen. Despite not being officially married they live together as a family.
Christian Eriksen Kids
The couple have been blessed with two kids a son and a daughter
Christian started his professional career with Ajax a club based in Amsterdam. With Ajax, he signed a two-year contract, with his former club by the name of OB receiving a transfer fee of around €1 million (£847,199). In addition, his childhood team and where he attended football academy also received a share of €35 000, which they used to construct a football pitch to continue supporting young talents.
After joining Ajax on 17th October 2008, he went straight to the club’s youth team where he perfected his game. As a result of his hard work, two years later he was promoted to the first in January 2010. After the promotion, he was given jersey number 51. Moreover, he made his first debut for the first team in January 2010. In addition, he scored his first goal for the team on March 25th, 2010 three months after promotion in a 6-0 win against Go Ahead Eagles. At the end of his first season with the first team, he had 21 appearances and 1 goal. His manager Martin Jol acclaimed him and even compared him to the likes of Michael Laudrup, a Danish legend.
Prior to the start of the 2010-11 season, he switched jersey numbers from 51 to 8. He started the season well as he scored his first goal for the Ajax League on 29th August 2010 in an away match against De Graafschap. Moreover, after few months he scored a second goal and his first home goal at Amsterdam Arena. At the end of the 2012-14 season, Eriksen decided not to renew his contract with Ajax. In his five-year career with Ajax, he made 162 appearances with 32 goals.
Move To Tottenham Hotspur
Eriksen joined Tottenham Hotspur on 30th August 2013, after the club’s announced they had finished the transfer process. His move cost £11 million (€12.45 million) as a transfer fee. By the time he was joining the club, Tottenham had also signed two more players including Erick Lamela and Vlad Chiriches. He made his first debut for Tottenham on 14 September few days after joining. In his first debut, he provided an assist to help Tottenham in a 2-0 win against Gylfi Sigurosson. Moreover, he scored his first goal for Tottenham on the 19th of September five days after his debut. By the end of the 2013-14 season, he had already scored 10 goals and 13 assists in all matches. As a result of his efforts, he was named as Danish Football Player of the Year award winner. In addition, he was also named Tottenham’s Players of the season.
Prior to the start of the 2016-17 season, he signed another long-term contract with Tottenham. Eriksen performed excellently as he scored eight goals and assisted 15 times as the club ended the league campaign as runner-up to champions Chelsea. Moreover, he recorded the joint-most assist in the FA Cup. In addition, he was also named the winner of the Tottenham Player of the Season award. He won the award for a second consecutive season after winning it in his debut season.
During the 2017-18 season, he broke the record of the most goals scored by a Danish player in the Premier League after he scored his 33rd goal, in a 3-2 win against West Ham United on 23rd September 2017. Previously the record was held by Nicklas Bendtner. On 31st he became the second and only player to record a 10+ assist after David Beckham, despite a 2-1 defeat against Liverpool. After seven years at Tottenham, he didn’t renew his contract and opted to join Inter Milan an Italian club. With Tottenham, he made 305 appearances and on top of that, he scored 69 goals.
Eriksen joined Inter Milan, a Series A club on 28th January 2020, signing a four year contract.However, by the time he was joining Inter Milan his contract with Tottenham was to expire in the next six month. With Inter Milan he made his first debut for the club on 29th January the following day after his signing. One month later he scored his first goal for the club on 20th February, in a 2-0 win against Ludogorets Razgrad in the Europa League. Moreover, he scored his first Serie A goal on1 July, in a 6–0 win against Brescia.
How Much Does Christian Eriksen Earn?
Eriksen earn £243,000 per week and £12,636,000 per year
Christian Eriksen Net Worth
He has a net worth is £46,748,000