|Andreas Christensen Quick Info|
|Height||6 ft 2 in|
|Date of Birth||April 10, 1996|
Andreas Christensen is a Danish professional soccer player who has represented, as a defender, Chelsea F.C. (2014-2022) in England and FC Barcelona (2022-Present) in Spain. Between 2015 and 2017, he also spent a loan spell with Borussia Mönchengladbach in Germany. With Chelsea F.C., he won the FA Cup (the premier domestic knockout soccer competition in England) in the 2017-18 season and finished as the runner-up in the 2018-19 season of the EFL Cup (an annual knockout competition, similar to the FA Cup, that is open to clubs within the top 4 levels of the English soccer league system). The FA Cup title in the 2017-18 season was the club’s 8th such and made it the then 3rd-most successful team in the competition. With Chelsea F.C., Andreas also won the UEFA (Union of European Football Associations) Champions League (the most prestigious club competition in European soccer) title in the 2020-21 season; and the UEFA Super Cup in 2021. Both these titles were the club’s 2nd such. The UEFA Super Cup (founded in 1972) is annually decided via a one-off match played between the winners of the UEFA Champions League and the UEFA Europa League (the 2nd-tier club competition in European soccer, ranking below the UEFA Champions League). With the club, he won the UEFA Europa League as well, in the 2018-19 season. Again, it was the club’s 2nd such title. At the international level, Andreas represented Denmark at the under-16, under-17, under-19, and under-21 tiers before making his senior national debut in June 2015.
Andreas Bødtker Christensen
The Humble Dane, Danish Maldini
Lillerød, Allerød, Hovedstaden, Denmark
Professional Soccer Player
- Father – Sten Christensen (Professional Soccer Player (Retired))
- Mother – Tina Christensen
- Siblings – Melissa Bolvig Christensen (Sister), Megnus Christensen (Brother) (Soccer Player)
- 15, 5, 13, 6 – Denmark
- 32, 31, 27, 4 – Chelsea F.C.
- 3 – Borussia Mönchengladbach
- 15 – FC Barcelona
6 ft 2 in or 188 cm
81 kg or 178.5 lbs
Girlfriend / Spouse
Andreas has dated –
- Katrine Friis (2016-Present)
Race / Ethnicity
He is of Danish descent.
- Toned physique
- Short-cropped, side-parted hair
- Clean-shaven look
Andreas Christensen Facts
- Andreas’ youth career began in 2000 when, as a 4-year-old, he joined IF Skjold Birkerød, a sports club based in Birkerød, Denmark. In 2004, he joined the youth team of Brøndby IF which holds the record of being the first Danish club to have reached the semi-final stage of a European-level competition.
- After spending almost a decade with Brøndby IF, he joined the youth system of English giants Chelsea F.C. in 2012. Although he stayed in that system until 2015, his senior career had started by 2014 when he began turning out for Chelsea F.C.‘s senior team.
- With the junior team of Chelsea F.C., Andreas won the FA Youth Cup (the under-18 version of the FA Cup) in the 2013-14 season. It was the club’s 5th such title and made it the then 3rd most successful team in the competition.
- With the junior team of Chelsea F.C., he also won the UEFA Youth League in the 2014-15 season. The tournament is contested by the youth teams of the clubs competing in the group stage of the UEFA Champions League along with the domestic youth champions of the best-ranked national associations in Europe.
- In the final of the tournament, Andreas scored an own goal but the junior team of Chelsea F.C. managed to eke out a 3-2 victory against the youth team of the Ukrainian professional soccer club FC Shakhtar Donetsk. This was Chelsea F.C.‘s 1st such title and the team repeated the feat in the 2015-16 season. They also finished as the runner-up in the 2017-18 and 2018-19 seasons and as of December 2022, were the most successful team in the competition.
- For his performances in the 2015-16 season, he was named Borussia Mönchengladbach‘s ‘Player of the Year’. For his performances in the 2017-18 season, he was named Chelsea F.C.‘s ‘Young Player of the Year’.
- Andreas was a part of the Chelsea F.C. squad that won the FIFA (Fédération Internationale de Football Association) Club World Cup title in 2021, the club’s 1st such title. The tournament involves 7 teams – the continental club champions of Asia, Africa, North America, South America, Oceania, and Europe; and the host nation’s national champions – in a straight knock-out tournament.
- With Denmark, he reached the semi-final of the 2020 edition (played in June and July 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic) of the UEFA European Championship (also known as the UEFA Euro), the quadrennial international men’s soccer championship of Europe. It was Denmark’s 4th appearance in the semi-final of the tournament. The previous 3 such occasions were in 1964 (4th place), 1984 (semi-final), and 1992 (champion).
- During the tournament, Andreas scored the goal that gave Denmark a 3-1 lead in their critical 4-1 win over Russia in the teams’ 3rd and final match of the group stage. Denmark had lost its first 2 matches in the group stage – 0-1 against Finland and 1-2 against Belgium. The margin of Denmark’s win against Russia meant that despite Denmark, Finland, and Russia finishing the group stage with 3 points each, Denmark progressed to the knockout stage due to a superior goal difference (+1) than Finland (-2) and Russia (-5).
- At the 2022 edition of the FIFA World Cup, Andreas scored the only goal that Denmark recorded in their 3 games in the group stage – the equalizing goal in a 1-2 defeat against defending champions and eventual finalists France. This was just the 3rd senior-level goal of his international career for Denmark, in his 60th match.
- This was Denmark’s 6th appearance in the FIFA World Cup and their worst performance to date. This was just the 2nd occasion that the team had failed to get past the group stage (the first instance was in 2010). This was also the first edition of the tournament where Denmark failed to win a single match.
Featured Image by Andreas Christensen / Instagram