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Christian takes top Danish honour for second-successive year

Posted on 11 January 2015  - 11:05

Christian Eriksen has landed Danish football's most prestigious individual honour for the second-successive year - the Player of the Year award from the Danish Football Players Association.

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The equalivalent of the PFA Awards in this country, the accolade was announced at a sports gala dinner in Denmark late on Saturday night, hours after Christian lined-up against Palace in the Premier League.

Christian was up against Leicester goalkeeer Kasper Schmeichel, Ajax's Lasse Schone, IFK Gothenburg's Lasse Vibe and Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg of Bayern Munich.

Now capped 49 times by his country, Christian, still only 22, was in fine form for us in the calendar year of 2014.

He scored 13 goals for us in the Premier League in 2014, kicking-off in style with the winner against Old Trafford on New Year's Day.

This season, he has already matched his 2013-14 total of seven Premier League goals and struck winners against Southampton, Hull, Swansea and Leicester City - the last three all dramatic late away goals.

On the international front, he played seven times for Denmark, scoring once, including playing a key role in a fine Euro 2016 victory away to Serbia.

Previous winners of the award include all-time greats Michael and Brian Laudrup, Morten Olson, ex-Spur Allan Nielsen, Peter Schmeichel and more recently, Christian Poulsen and Daniel Agger.