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Christian Eriksen

Christian Eriksen

Clubs: AFC Ajax

• Born in central Denmark, in the town of Middelfart, he joined Odense BK in his early teens and prospered at youth team and national Under-17 level, attracting the interest of scouts from all across Europe.

• Joined Ajax in October 2008 after trials with FC Barcelona, AC Milan and Chelsea FC and worked his way up to first-team level, making his Eredivisie debut on 17 January 2010 against NAC Breda.

• Less than two months after his Eredivisie debut he was a full Danish international, his first cap coming in a Vienna friendly against Austria on 3 March 2010; he made his competitive debut as a substitute against the Netherlands in Denmark's opening match at the 2010 World Cup finals in Johannesburg.

• A Dutch Cup winner at the end of his maiden half-season, he was a league champion at the end of his first full campaign, scoring six goals in 28 Eredivisie appearances as Ajax overhauled PSV Eindhoven and – on the final day – FC Twente to claim their first national championship in seven years.

• Scored his first international goal in a UEFA EURO 2012 qualifier against Iceland in Reykjavik on 4 June 2011 before returning home to Denmark to compete in the UEFA European Under-21 Championship later that month.

• Played from start to finish in Denmark's last three UEFA EURO 2012 qualifiers, against Norway, Cyprus and Portugal, and was named by the Danish Football Association (DBU) as their 2011 footballer of the year.

• Started all three games at UEFA EURO 2012 but was unable to steer Denmark out of the group stage. A similar fate followed in the UEFA Champions League season, despite scoring in a memorable home victory against Manchester City FC. Those disappointments were made up for as Ajax lifted their third successive league title.

UEFA honours

Last updated: 21/08/13 16.24CET

Match log

The home team is listed first.Last updated: 24/11/2015 02:31 CET
03.09.2014Friendlies 2014-16Final tournament - Group stageDenmarkDenmark1-2TurkeyTurkey4600
07.09.2014UEFA EUROQualifying roundDenmarkDenmark2-1ArmeniaArmenia9000
11.10.2014UEFA EUROQualifying roundAlbaniaAlbania1-1DenmarkDenmark9000
14.10.2014UEFA EUROQualifying roundDenmarkDenmark0-1PortugalPortugal8400
14.11.2014UEFA EUROQualifying roundSerbiaSerbia1-3DenmarkDenmark9001
25.03.2015Friendlies 2014-16Final tournament - Group stageDenmarkDenmark3-2USAUSA4600
29.03.2015Friendlies 2014-16First roundFranceFrance2-0DenmarkDenmark8300
08.06.2015Friendlies 2014-16Final tournament - Group stageDenmarkDenmark2-1MontenegroMontenegro8110
13.06.2015UEFA EUROQualifying roundDenmarkDenmark2-0SerbiaSerbia9000
08.08.2015English Premier LeagueMan. UnitedMan. United1-0TottenhamTottenham9000
15.08.2015English Premier LeagueTottenhamTottenham2-2StokeStoke9001
20.09.2015English Premier LeagueTottenhamTottenham1-0Crystal PalaceCrystal Palace2401
23.09.2015English League CupThird roundTottenhamTottenham1-2ArsenalArsenal9000
26.09.2015English Premier LeagueTottenhamTottenham4-1Man. CityMan. City6800
01.10.2015UEFA Europa LeagueGroup stageMonacoMonaco1-1TottenhamTottenham9000
04.10.2015English Premier LeagueSwanseaSwansea2-2TottenhamTottenham9020
08.10.2015UEFA EUROQualifying roundPortugalPortugal1-0DenmarkDenmark8200
11.10.2015Friendlies 2014-16First roundDenmarkDenmark1-2FranceFrance6100
17.10.2015English Premier LeagueTottenhamTottenham0-0LiverpoolLiverpool9000
22.10.2015UEFA Europa LeagueGroup stageAnderlechtAnderlecht2-1TottenhamTottenham9010
25.10.2015English Premier LeagueBournemouthBournemouth1-5TottenhamTottenham9001
02.11.2015English Premier LeagueTottenhamTottenham3-1Aston VillaAston Villa9000
05.11.2015UEFA Europa LeagueGroup stageTottenhamTottenham2-1AnderlechtAnderlecht5901
08.11.2015English Premier LeagueArsenalArsenal1-1TottenhamTottenham9000
14.11.2015UEFA EUROPlay-off for Final TournamentSwedenSweden2-1DenmarkDenmark9000
17.11.2015UEFA EUROPlay-off for Final TournamentDenmarkDenmark2-2SwedenSweden9001
22.11.2015English Premier LeagueTottenhamTottenham4-1West HamWest Ham9002

UEFA Best Player in Europe Award

Team of the Year

General info

  • Name: Christian Eriksen
  • Position: Midfield
  • Date of birth (Age): 14/02/1992 (23)
  • Country: Denmark
  • Squad number: 23
  • Club: Tottenham ( ENG)

  • Height: 175cm
  • Weight: 65kg

  • Currently playing:
    • UEFA European Football Championship 2014/16
    • UEFA Europa League 2015/16
    • Friendlies 2014/16

  • UEFA competition debut:
  • Club: UEFA Cup (Round of 32)
    18/02/10: Ajax 1-2 Juventus
  • National team: UEFA European Under-17 Championship (Qualifying round)
    19/09/07: Ukraine 0-2 Denmark

Career statistics

National team record in UEFA competitions

Denmark U-2131
Denmark U-1762

Club record in UEFA competitions

UEFA Champions League
UEFA Europa League
Last updated: 18/11/2015 01:23 CET