We take time to bring you Andreas Christensen early life stories to inspire and motivate you. Everyone has an essence for living, in this post you will find out how a young man from the streets of Bolvstrod rose to become one of the celebrated defenders across Europe.
Andreas Christensen Early Life and Family Background
Andreas Bødtker Christensen was born to Tina Christensen (mother) and Sten Christensen (father) on the 10th day of April 1996 in a small town in Denmark called Lillerod. His dad a former goalkeeper help set Andreas on his career path at an early age.
It is not understandable why parents now allow their children make decisions and support them as well. So was Andreas Christensen’s father. While Andreas grew up with his only brother Magnus in Blovstrod, Lillerod, he developed interest for football as early as 7-years-old.
Andreas’ dad was influential in seeing that his son became a successfull footballer, even when he was not yet sure that the boy will make it. In his words Sten Christensen said:
“I would say the first time I really saw my son’s talent was when he was seven or eight years old. When he had the ball at his feet, he wasn’t looking down, he was looking up.
He had a special style when he was running with it. This was when I knew my son had the potential to be a footballer.
Back then, I drove him to his youth club five or six times a week for six years. it was a 90km round trip so it was a lot of driving.
AS a father, it was also nice to spend that quality time together. When I started coaching there as well, it was perfect.”
Meanwhile, growing up as a footballer, Andreas Christensen played at various positions; as a striker, right-winger and left-back.
He was able to switch positions because of his strength in reading the game. He got good at it quickly and that was his little magic.
Andreas spent eight years (2002-2012) playing at Brondby IF, his impressive display attracted the interest of Europe’s elite clubs like Arsenal, Chelsea, Manchester City and Bayern Munich. He was the most promising youth footballer from his country region.
He won many trophies with Brondby IF including FA Youth Cup and UEFA Youth League.
Andreas Christensen Professional Career
Andreas Chrsitensen joined English club Chelsea on the 7th of February 2012 on a free transfer under the management of Andre Villas-Boas.
When asked why he chose Chelsea amid other top clubs interested in signing him, Christensen said: ” I have chosen Chelsea because they play the kind of football I like.”
Going from the Chelsea U18 team to the youth U21 team in less than a year was seemingly easy for Andreas because he well grounded in the game and was able to adapt rapidly in his new club.
He debuted for the Chelsea senior team in 2015 and was loaned to Borrusia Mönchengladbach same year. At the end of his loan spell with the German side in June 2017, Andreas returned to Chelsea and soon became one of the club’s strong defending blocks.
At the international level, the Denmark international has made 54 appearances for the Danish team and has scored once.
Andreas Christensen Acheivements
So far, Andreas Christensen has won several trophies in his career including: UEFA Champions League 1x, UEFA Youth League Winner 1x, English FA Cup winner 1x, Europa League winner 1x, UEFA Supercup winner.
He won the Young player of the year in 2015 and in 2014 he assited the Chelsea U21 to win the U21 Premier League champion.