Eriksen showed his greatness at the most important moment of his career

Eriksen showed his greatness at the most important moment of his career

Published on 12.06.2021

Denmark international Christian Eriksen breaks down in the 43rd minute in the European Championship match against Finland. For minutes, teammates, family and fans fear for his life. Then – after a perceived eternity-there is the news from the Danish Football Association that Eriksen is” awake and in hospital for further examinations”. Breathe a sigh of relief in the (football)world.

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Eriksen is one of the stars who become a national hero solely through their sporting achievements. No extravagances, no scandals. Quite the contrary.

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The 29-year-old, born on 14 February 1992 in Middelfart in the south of Denmark, played his 109th international match (36 goals) at the start of the European Championship. This puts him in fifth place in the ranking of record players (behind Dennis Rommedahl, Peter Schmeichel, Jon Dahl Tomasson and Thomas Helveg).

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In his club career, Eriksen is known for his loyalty. After his youth career with Odense BK, he moved to the Netherlands as a 16-year-old, became a star there in the four and a half years with Ajax Amsterdam and celebrated three championships and a Cup victory. In the summer of 2013, the midfielder then moved to Tottenham Hotspur for a transfer fee of 14 million euros, matured on the island to superstar.

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In January 2020, it went on to only the third station in the over ten-year career. Inter Milan signed Eriksen for 27 million euros. An investment that paid off immediately, because this season the Dane and his club became Italian champions.

Eriksen shows his greatness at the greatest moment

Even at the moment of the greatest triumph of his career, Eriksen proved his greatness and qualities as a team player. Because he first posted on social media a picture of the joint cheers with the teammates, only later a cheer portrait that showed him alone with the cup.

= = Personal life = = Christian Eriksen has been in a relationship with Sabrina Kvist Jensen since 2012. In June 2018, son Alfred was born. In December 2020, the second child was born, dad Christian proudly wrote on Instagram: “Family of 4.”

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