Monday, July 26, 2021

Player Profile – Christian Eriksen

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This is the player profile of the current Denmark and Tottenham Hotspur player and former Ajax Player.

Basic Information about Christian Eriksen

Full Name: Christian Dannemann Eriksen

Date of Birth: 14th February, 1992

Place of Birth: Middelfart, Denmark

Height: 5ft 10in (1.77m)

Professional Details of Christian Eriksen

Playing Position: Attacking Midfielder

Youth Career: 2005- Middelfart G&BK and OB | 2008 – 2010 Ajax

Senior Career: 2010 – 2013 – Ajax | Since 2013 Tottenham Hotspur

National Teams: 2007 – 2009 Denmark U17 | 2009 Denmark U18 | 2009 – 10 Denmark U19 | 2011 – Denmark U21 | 2010 – Denmark

Early Career of Christian Eriksen

Eriksen started his professional career as a football player in the year 2005 after he decided to become a professional. He first played for his hometown team Middelfart G&BK and then in 2005 he switched his club to Odense Boldklub and competed in the Danish Youth Championships. During his first appearance for the team it reached the semi-finals of the championship and lost, but Christian Eriksen was named as ‘Best Technical Player’. The next year Odense Boldklub won the tournament. After his continuous good performances for Odense and also for the Denmark U17 and Denmark U19 teams the big football clubs of Europe like Chelsea, Barcelona, Real Madrid, Manchester United and Milan took notice of Eriksen, but finally Eriksen decided to move to Ajax.

Professional Career of Christian Erikson

On the 17th October Ajax contracted with Erikson for two-and-a-half at a price of Euro 1 million. A transfer fee was also given to Erikson’s youth team Odense Boldklub. After spending two years with the youth team of Ajax he was promoted to the first team of Ajax in 2010 and was given the No. 51 shirt. But with his fantastic performance in the Eredivisie, the then Ajax manager, Martin Jol compared Christian Erikson with the likes of Wesley Sneijder and Rafael van de Vaart and gave him the No. 10 jersey.

On 30th August 2013 the English Premier League club Tottenham Hotspur announced that they have completed the process of the transfer of Christian Erikson from Ajax. The deal is believed to have w a rth of 11 million pounds. On 14th September, 2013 Christian Erikson made his Premier League debut against Norwich City.

It was back in August 2013, when Eriksen joined Tottenham for a transfer fee of a whopping £11 million. Post this, he made his league debut for the team in the next month Norwich City. It was the same time where he assisted Gylfi Sigurdsson’s goal.

Eriksen again went on to score almost 10 goals along with 14 assists in a total of 36 matches across all competitions. He has also been awarded as the Tottenham Player of the Year award along with the Danish Player of the Year. Later on, he ended his second season with Tottenham and also played all league matches while netting the ball on 12 occasions. Eriksen has scored a total of 40 goals in the 171 matches played so far for Tottenham. In 2018, Eriksen scored a whopping 11 goals and made a spot for his team in the World Cup.

The Christian Erikson Quote

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.”

– On transfer to Ajax from Odense Boldklub

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