Andreas Bødtker Christensen was born on the 10th of April 1996, and he is a Danish professional footballer who plays as a centre-back for La Liga club Barcelona and the Denmark national team.
The young talented defender was born in Lillerød, Allerød Municipality. As a matter of fact, it was reported that Christensen is son of former Brøndby goalkeeper Sten, and he began his career with Skjold Birkerød and later joined Brøndby. The young star spent a total of eight years there, attracting the interest of Europe’s elite clubs including Arsenal, Chelsea, Manchester City, and Bayern Munich. And on the 7th of February 2012, Christensen signed for Chelsea on a free transfer, near the end of André Villas-Boas’ tenure as the club’s manager.
Andreas Bødtker Christensen was first included in a Chelsea senior squad for their last game of the 2012–13 season on 19 May 2013 but did not feature in the match, which ended a 2–1 home win over Everton in Rafael Benítez’s last match as manager. It was reported that during the pre-season tour of the United States before the 2013–14 season, he was part of the senior team squad and signed a professional contract thereafter.
Loan to Borussia Mönchengladbach
Christensen, on the 10th of July 2015, joined Borussia Mönchengladbach on a two-year loan deal from Chelsea. The young star made his debut on 10 August against FC St. Pauli in the first round of the DFB-Pokal, winning 4–1. After a frame of five days, Christensen made his Bundesliga debut in a 4–0 loss at Borussia Dortmund. The defender scored his first professional goals on 5 February 2016, a brace in a 5–1 win over Werder Bremen at Borussia-Park.
It was reported by BBC that after an impressive debut season, Christensen was voted the team’s Player of the Season, ahead of Granit Xhaka, the team captain. Again, after the success of his first season, Mönchengladbach made multiple attempts to move his loan move into a permanent during the 2016 summer, although it was reported Chelsea rejected the £14.25 million bid from the German side.
Return to Chelsea
Andreas Bødtker Christensen made his first appearance for Chelsea following his two-year loan spell in Germany, coming off the bench following captain Gary Cahill being sent off on the 12 of August 2017, in Chelsea’s 3–2 opening day home defeat against Burnley. After a frame of eight days, he made his first Premier League start in a 2–1 victory over Tottenham Hotspur at Wembley Stadium. And on the 9th of January 2018, Christensen signed a new four-and-half-year deal with Chelsea running until 2022, after establishing himself in the first team. The young star made 40 appearances for the Blues in 2017–18, including three in the victorious FA Cup campaign.
It is documented in his career statistics that on the 29th of May 2021, Christensen replaced the injured Thiago Silva in the 39th minute as he won his first-ever UEFA Champions League after Chelsea won 1–0 against Manchester City in the 2021 UEFA Champions League Final in Porto. And on the 20th of October 2021, Christensen scored his first goal for Chelsea in a 4–0 win against Malmö FF in the group stage of the Champions League.
The Denmark born defender, Andreas Christensen signed for La Liga club Barcelona on a four-year contract with a buyout clause of €500 million on the 7th of July 2022.
Andreas Bødtker Christensen made his senior international debut for Denmark in a 2–1 home friendly win against Montenegro at the Viborg Stadium on the 8th of June 2015, as a 69th-minute substitute for Pierre-Emile Højbjerg. And on the 24th of March 2016, Christensen made his first Denmark start in a 2–1 victory over Iceland, playing the full 90 minutes of the friendly at the MCH Arena.
The 26-year-old played six matches in Denmark’s successful 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification campaign. And on the 14th of November 2017, he scored his first international goal to equalise in a 5–1 win over the Republic of Ireland in the second leg of the play-off. According to the TalkSport report, Manager Åge Hareide called him up for the final tournament in Russia. The young star actually partnered Simon Kjær in central defence, having been able to play in that position due to Andreas Bjelland’s absence through injury, but played in defensive midfield in the final group game against France.
Andreas Christensen’s Net worth
Christensen’s net worth was growing significantly in 2020-2021. Christensen income source is mainly from being successful. According to the Forbes update, as of 2022, his net worth is estimated to be 10 million euros which are 9 million Pound. He earns €3,800,000, which is £3,304,348 approximately every year.
Andreas Christensen’s Salary
The centre back signed a contract with Chelsea in 2017 that pays him a hefty 3.8 million Euro (3.3 million Pound) per year. According to our calculations, he earns €10,383 (£8,967) per day and €433 (£374) each hour!
Per year €3,800,000 £3,304,348
Per month €316,667 £275,362
Per week €73,077 £63,545
Per day €10,411 £9,053
Per hour €434 £377
Per minute €7 £6
FA Youth Cup: 2013–14
UEFA Youth League: 2014–15
UEFA Champions League: 2020–21
UEFA Europa League: 2018–19
UEFA Super Cup: 2021
FIFA Club World Cup: 2021
FA Cup runner-up: 2019–20
EFL Cup runner-up: 2018–19
Danish Talent of the Year: 2015
Borussia Mönchengladbach Player of the Year: 2015–16
Chelsea Young Player of the Year: 2017–18