Eriksen is Danish footballer of the year

Eriksen is Danish footballer of the year

Ajax player Christian Eriksen has been selected as the Danish football player of the year. His team mate Nicolai Boilesen received the prize for greatest talent.

Eriksen gathered more votes than William Kvist: 60 vs 28 per cent. Former Ajax player Michael Krohn Delhi came in third place. “I feel very honoured”, said a surprised Eriksen at the football gala. “I didn’t expect this. It means so much to me.” The Ajax player is in Denmark right now to prepare for the practice interlands against Sweden (Friday) and Finland (Tuesday) with the Danish national team. Last season, at the same gala, Eriksen received the award for greatest talent. This year, that honourable title was bestowed on another Ajax player: Nicolai Boilesen.

Boilesen, recovering from a hamstring injury, was thrilled with his award for greatest talent. “The championship with Ajax was amazing, of course”, he said at the gala. “But that was a team effort. This is the greatest award for an individual performance that I’ve ever received. This makes me believe that I’m on the right track”, says the injured left back. Boilesen continues to dream. “One day, if I ever win the trophy for best player like Christian has, I would be incredibly proud.”