Christian Eriksen is a Danish international worth around $25 million
Eriksen terrifyingly collapsed during a match at Euro 2020
Find out estimated figures on Christian Eriksen net worth & salary here
Christian Eriksen has long been one of the better creative midfielders in Europe.
Playing for Ajax, Tottenham and now Serie A odds juggernaut Inter, Eriksen is an immensely gifted passer and long-shot taker.
How Much Does Eriksen Make?
With over a decade clocked as a professional, Eriksen has been appreciated across Europe as a player, but it was in the summer of 2021 that he became an international news story after horrifyingly collapsing on the pitch during Euro 2020.
Thanks to the heroic actions of many at the ground that day, Eriksen survived and he’s looking towards a return to football.
Christian Eriksen’s net worth is believed to be around $25 million.
The best part of a decade on Premier League wage bills will have made up a lot of that figure, and the move to Italy to join Inter brought a similarly hefty salary.
Career earnings are not always available for footballers. Eriksen’s exact wages are not available at Inter, and the case was the same during his stint with Ajax.
A long-running partnership with Nike supplements the considerable wages paid by his clubs. Eriksen has been seen in a variety of boots from the company, including the Nike Mercurial Vapor 14.
To give some further context to Eriksen’s net worth, he comes in at a similar figure to former Spurs teammate Heung-Min Son.
Several sites claim Eriksen’s current teammate Lautaro Martinez has a much smaller net worth, however, while fellow Dane Simon Kjaer is in the $30 million region.
According to SalarySport.com, Christian Eriksen has a weekly wage of £228,000. This work’s out to an annual salary just shy of £12 million.
The same website claims that Eriksen was on just under £80,000 at Tottenham, a figure that won’t come as much of a surprise given Spurs’ strict wage structure.
If the £228,000 per week is correct, that gives a pretty strong indication of why he swapped north London for Milan.
Only 15 Premier League players in 2021-22 are earning more than Eriksen per week, with that wage coming in above Virgil van Dijk, Mohamed Salah and Harry Kane.
The Dane started just 17 Serie A matches for Inter as they won their 19th Scudetto in 2020-21.
According to FootballTransfers.com, Eriksen is Inter’s highest-paid player, with an annual salary of £3 million more than second-highest earner Alexis Sanchez and over double what Marcelo Brozovic and Lautaro Martinez are receiving.
Christian Eriksen collapsed during Denmark’s opening group match of Euro 2020. Eriksen’s teammates and the match officials reacted quickly.
He received CPR and defibrillation on the field before being stretched off and taken to hospital. The match was suspended for over an hour and was controversially restarted.
News came through from the local hospital that Eriksen was awake and stable, and the following day it was confirmed by team doctor Morten Boesen that Eriksen had suffered a cardiac arrest, which drew comparisons in English football to the terrifying scenes when Fabrice Muamba collapsed on the pitch back in 2012.
Three days after the incident, Eriksen posted a selfie from his hospital bed with a brief update and support for his teammates.
He said, “Big thanks for your sweet and amazing greetings and messages from all around the world. It means a lot to me and my family.
"I'm fine - under the circumstances. I still have to go through some examinations at the hospital, but I feel okay. Now, I will cheer on the boys on the Denmark team in the next matches. Play for all of Denmark.”
The Inter midfielder was fitted with an implantable cardioverter-defibrillator due to ‘rhythm disturbances’ as described by Boesen. Following a successful operation, he paid his teammates a visit before heading home to recover.
In December 2021, it was reported that Eriksen had begun training with his former team Odense.
Currently banned from playing in Serie A because of the implantable cardioverter-defibrillator, Inter are apparently open to letting him leave the club, but it’s unclear what the future holds for the Dane at this point.
A spokesperson for Odense said, “Eriksen reached out to us, and he is now training by himself. It’s natural for him since he played here in his youth and lives around the corner. We are very happy to be able to provide training facilities for him.”
The actions of the people involved on that frightening day in Copenhagen saved Eriksen’s life.
Simon Kjaer and Anthony Taylor attracted specific praise in the hours and days that followed, while Kjaer, the UEFA medical officers, the on-site medical team and Boesen and Denmark’s physio Morten Skjoldager were all honoured with the UEFA President’s award in August 2021.
Christian Eriksen’s girlfriend is Sabrina Kvist Jensen. They have a son and a daughter together, and unlike some celebrity couples, they are keen to keep their private life as just that.
Jensen was in the ground when Eriksen collapsed at Euro 2020 and was comforted by his teammates.
It was reported in the following days that Jensen believed Eriksen had died on the field, but Kasper Schemichel told her he was still breathing.
While English fans will best-remember Eriksen’s influence in Premier League predictions, he was already an established star in the Eredivisie with Ajax.
Recording over 160 appearances for the Dutch club, Eriksen earned several accolades during his time in Amsterdam.
Individual awards were picked up along the way as Ajax topped football betting in three straight years for Eriksen to record a threepeat.
With Spurs in the midst of a summer 2013 spending spree, the north London club splashed £11 million on Eriksen in what proved to be a bargain transfer.
He made over 300 appearances for the club, and was twice named Spurs’ Player of the Year. A runner-up finish in the Champions League was the highlight of his stint with the Lilywhites.
As his contract was running down, Spurs and Eriksen were unable to agree a new deal. With a transfer seemingly inevitable, Inter landed Eriksen on a lucrative long-term contract, and he won Serie A in his second full season in Milan.
Ajax 2009 - 2013: 162 appearances, 32 goals
Tottenham 2013 - 2020: 305 appearances, 69 goals
Inter 2019 - present: 60 appearances, 8 goals
Playing for three of Europe’s biggest clubs, Eriksen has often been on teams that sit among the favourites in sports betting.
While his Spurs stretch was without silverware, he has accumulated plenty of other medals in his senior career.
Ajax – Eredivisie (2010-11, 2011-12, 2012-13), KNVB Cup (2009-10)
Inter – Serie A (2020-21)
Four-time Danish Footballer of the Year
Two-time Tottenham Player of the Year
*Credit for all of the photos in this article belongs to AP Photo*