UEFA gives Denmark, Kjaer Presidential Award for saving Eriksen’s Life at Euro 2020

Written by on August 25, 2021

Denmark captain Simon Kjaer and the medical team that saved Christian Eriksen’s life are the recipients of this year’s Uefa President’s Award.


Eriksen suffered cardiac arrest during Denmark’s Euro 2020 defeat by Finland in Copenhagen on the 12th of June.
Kjaer has been recognised for showing “exceptional leadership qualities” in his response to the situation.

Former Tottenham player Eriksen collapsed shortly before half-time against Finland and needed to be treated with a defibrillator as he was resuscitated by medics.


He was fitted with an ICD – implantable cardioverter defibrillator – and is now recovering.

Credit: BBC


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