PLAYER REPORT PROFESSIONAL
Christian Dannemann Eriksen
Date of Birth 14-02-1992 (20)
Current Club / Country / League
AJAX AMSTERDAM / NETHERLANDS / EREDIVISIE
Squad Number 8
1,77m * 65Kg
PLAYMAKER; LEFT WINGER
Current Club AJAX AMSTERDAM (17-10-2008)
Contract Ends 30/06/2014
Original Club / Contract / Option -
15.000.000 – 30.000.000 EUR
UP – Recognition by the biggest European Football Clubs. On the way to become a huge player.
Estimated Wage / Year / Net -
Release Clause fee: 30.000.000 EUR
Yes (Denmark/Senior/21 Caps & 2 Goals)
Injury Record -
Discipline Record -
Individual Awards Danish Football Player of the Year: 2011;
Best Young Player in Netherlands: 2011;
AFC Ajax Talent of the Year: 2011;
Danish U-17 Talent of the Year: 2008.
Team Awards Eredivisie: Champion 2010/2011; KNVB Cup: 2009/2010
Eriksen was named Danish U-17 Talent of the Year in 2008 and after several amazing performances for Odense Boldklub in Danish youth
championships drew the attention of the football world. Eriksen had trials with AC Milan, Chelsea and FC Barcelona but decided to move to
Ajax. He made his first senior team debut for the Dutch team in the Eredivisie with only 17 years old. Received his first Denmark call-up with
18 years old and becomes Denmark’s fourth youngest full international. He was the youngest player who attended 2010 FIFA World Cup.
With champion attitude he knows what means the true success and the better way to achieve that.
PLAYER REPORT PROFESSIONAL
Usually played as attacking midfielder/playmaker in 4-3-3 system.
Stands out for his passing abilities with great vision, nice dribbling skills and acceleration, off-the-ball movements and
creativity/versatility which he likes to apply from the last half of second third with effectiveness and intelligence.
With 1.77m/65kg he is agile enough and has the ideal combination of height/weight for his style of play, even he reveals some problems
in first physical touch; opponent’s intimidation due his lack of strength/volume/explosiveness.
Can be more effective in jumping even sometimes shows a good jumping-range.
With nice acceleration he can be more effective in the immediate moment of change of speed.
Some general fitness fragilities which can influence in the recovery of an eventual serious injury.
Intelligent player with professionalism and ambition to be successful in the world of football.
He is not brave, should improve his aggressiveness and concentration balance during the games.
Champion attitude, developing as a player and achieve an excellence level is more important for him than the money-materialism.
SPECIFIC SKILLS AND BEHAVIORS:
WHEN TEAM HAS POSSESSION
Amazing talent has natural predisposition and relation with the ball.
Better in central spaces shows good mobility in width with very good and effective off the ball moves, snaking between lines and spaces.
Very important in playmaking he likes to apply his skills – acceleration, dribbling, creativity, passing with vision, versatility, crossing – from
the last half of second third, creating unbalances in last third – providing passing solutions for his mates in 1-2 moves - and make a difference
in finishing moments: assisting – with nice decision taking/criteria/definition timing - or trying himself the goal with his shooting – precise,
He is not effective in the air even sometimes shows a good jumping-range.
While in possession he needs to be more aggressive/incisive in some moments, masking this way his physical fragilities.
Set pieces taker: With nice effectiveness – more with right than left foot - in corners and free-kicks – central and lateral.
WHEN TEAM DOES NOT HAVE POSSESSION
Does some oriented pressing and covering depth but little effective. With intelligence and some anticipation skills at this moment can
recover the possession but needs more intensity when team is down on the score sheet.
As offensively-minded player he prefers to look for an effective positioning when the team recovers the next possession than to recover the
Provides solutions for his team mates, looking for open lines or spaces, preferably in short-mid passing with ball on the feet to apply his skills
– first touch, dribbling, vision, passing, decision taking – speeds up the process and create unbalances with intelligence and effectiveness. He
is very important in playmaking/creativity zones/moments.
Reacts to loss and has some positioning/covering concerns but he is less effective.
PLAYER REPORT PROFESSIONAL
Amazing natural talent with very nice qualities/conditions to achieve the top level.
Creativity, dribbling, passing, vision, off the ball movements, intelligence skills above average.
Unusual maturity for a player with his age.
Champion attitude he knows what means the true success.
Weak physical profile.
Effectiveness in the air.
Aggressiveness/Concentration balance during the games.
In one of the best clubs in the world - Ajax FC - to maximize and materialize all the potentialities of his natural talent, the future looks brilliant
for him. He is prepared to the next stage of his career – included in other club with major ambitions.
Eriksen has the attitude and talent/potential to achieve an excellence level in few years if he keeps the focus on it.
Signed by: JOAQUIM LEONARDO
Report produced on 15-February-2012