andreas christensen

Andreas Christensen (10 April 1996) was born in Allerød (Denmark), where he started playing football for IF Skjold Birkerød. His progression and good performance made Brøndby IF notice him.

Chelsea noticed the young central Danish when he was only 15 and incorporated him into their lower categories. On 28 October 2014, aged 18, Andreas Christensen made his professional debut playing 90 minutes in a League Cup fourth-round match against Shrewsbury Town.

The Dane left on loan in the summer of 2015. Borussia Mönchengladbach in the Bundesliga was the fate of the Allerød defender, who spent two seasons with the German team. At Mönchengladbach, Christensen established himself as the linchpin of the West German team’s defense. In his first season, he was voted the team’s best player. This spectacular first season would be added to an excellent second that consolidated the Danish center-back as a player with a great future in Europe.

In 2017 he would return to Chelsea to establish himself in the blue first-team squad. In his first season after his stint in Germany, he was essential to Antonio Conte’s rotation.

In recent seasons, Christensen has established himself as an outstanding asset in the blue defense, becoming an essential piece for the Champions League, Club World Cup, and European Super Cup titles lifted by the Londoners.

Andreas made his debut for the Danish senior team at the international level in the summer of 2015. He has since established himself as a regular in the Scandinavian squads, surpassing fifty appearances. He was an outstanding piece of the team during the World Cup in Russia in 2018 and key in the extraordinary participation of the Danes in the European Championship played in the summer of 2021, in which they managed to reach the semifinals of the tournament.

Christensen is a central defender recognized for his calm and good judgment when taking the ball out. Despite playing behind, he has an exquisite ball treatment that accompanies a great vision of the game and foot to make passes that break lines of pressure. He also exhibits good handling of the ball to join the attack. As a defender, he also stands out for his reading of situations and good technique in one-on-one defense.