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Christian makes history in Denmark

11 January 2016|Tottenham Hotspur

Christian Eriksen has made history in Danish football.

The midfielder has been named 2015 Player of the Year by the Danish Football Players Association - the first time a player has landed Danish football's most prestigious individual honour three years on the trot.

The equivalent of the PFA Awards in this country, Christian was up against Leicester goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel - who he beat to score the opener in Sunday's 2-2 FA Cup draw - and Fenerbahce defender Simon Kjaer.

Below: Christian with the trophy - 'Tacklingen' (the tackle), by Knud Nellemoes

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 Still only 23, Christian has now won this trophy for 2013, 2014 and 2015.

"I am very honoured to win this award once again," Christian told the DFPA's website.

"It means a lot when it's your colleagues who vote, so it's a huge honour. I am really touched and think it's going really well. Hopefully it stays that way."

Below: Spurs TV special - the free-kick king!

 


Now capped 57 times by Denmark, Christian scored eight times for us in 2015 with the highlight a double in the second leg of our League Cup semi-final at Sheffield United to take us to Wembley. He also scored two free-kicks in the same match at Swansea in October.

The DFPA's Player of the Year was first won by Harald Nielsen in 1961. 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.

Congratulations, Christian!