Biographies of famous sportsmen

The biography of Christian Eriksen – the silent conductor of Tottenham (Part 1)

Christian Eriksen’s full name is Christian Dannemann Eriksen, born February 14, 1992, and is a Danish professional soccer player. Currently, he is playing in the central midfield position or attacking midfielder of club Tottenham Hotspur and the Danish national team.

Thanks to his talent and relentless efforts, Eriksen has become the best player in Denmark and one of the top midfielders in the world today. In the colors of both the club and the national team, Eriksen plays the role of conductor and is the “brain” of the team.


Born in Middelfart, Denmark, Eriksen followed in the footsteps of his father, Mr. Thomas when he started playing soccer in the local academy where he lived in 2004. His father at the time was one of coaching. The club’s incumbent and with Middelfart youth team Eriksen won the local youth championship for the third time in a row.

A year later, Eriksen joined Odense Boldklub

He began to form and develop his inherent skills such as dribbling, free kicks, and precise passing. His form at the youth level has caught the attention of some major European clubs, including those like Chelsea and Barcelona. Despite having undergone probation at Real Madrid, Manchester United, and Inter Milan, Eriksen ultimately decided to move to Ajax.

Christian Eriksen was the silent conductor of Tottenham Hotspur

On 17 October 2008, Eriksen signed a two-and-a-half-year contract with club Ajax and the transfer fee is estimated to be around 1 million Euro. After a period of effort and self-expression in the youth team shirt, in January 2010, Eriksen was officially promoted to the 1st team and awarded the number 51 at Ajax. After his first season in Ajax shirt, Eriksen won praise and compared his playing style to the likes of Wesley Sneijder and Rafael van der Vaart.

In the 2010/2011 season, Eriksen got an official place in Ajax shirt with No. 8 shirts. Eriksen’s ability and maturity are indisputable as he helped Ajax achieve their first Eredivisie title after 7 years. At the end of the season, he was also honored by Ajax as the most talented player of the year. In the same year, he was awarded Dutch football’s Player of the Year and Danish Player of the Year award.