Christian Eriksen, the midfielder for Manchester United, has been awarded the Laureus World Comeback of the Year award.
In a moment that shocked the world, Christian suffered a cardiac arrest while representing Denmark at Euro 2020.
However, he has made a remarkable recovery and has since returned to playing football at the highest level.
After undergoing the fitting of a cardioverter-defibrillator, he made his comeback in January 2022 and showcased impressive performances at Brentford during the latter half of the season, eventually moving to Old Trafford in the summer.
This season, the 31-year-old has been a vital player for Erik ten Hag, exhibiting his ball-handling skills and dominating matches with ease.
Christian Eriksen’s remarkable recovery and contributions for both his club and country led to his nomination for the Laureus award, alongside other sports stars like Annemiek van Vleuten, Francesco Bagnaia, Jakob Ingebrigtsen, Klay Thompson, and Tiger Woods.
He also played for Denmark again at the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, where he shared the field with top players from around the world.
The Laureus World Sports Academy, comprised of Olympic champions, world record holders, and other notable athletes such as United legend Sir Bobby Charlton, selected the winner of the award from the six nominees.
Christian Eriksen was in attendance at the awards ceremony on Monday, where he was announced as the winner.