Simon Kjaer and the medical team who acted quickly in order to save Christian Eriksen’s life in a cardiac arrest at Euro 2020 have been recognised with the 2021 UEFA President’s Award.
Eriksen collapsed during Denmark’s opening match against Finland in June, Kjaer was the first on the scene to place his team-mate in the recovery position before leading his side to form a protective screen while Eriksen was receiving treatment as matter of urgency would have it.
Eriksen was then taken to the hospital, where he was proper attended to before he was fully discharged to go home, though it remains unclear if he will ever play again, despite visiting Inter’s training ground in August
“This year, the President’s Award transcends football,” Ceferin said.
“It serves as an important and eternal reminder of just how precious life is and puts everything in our lives into the clearest perspective.
“I would also like to send my very best wishes to Christian Eriksen and his family as he continues his recovery.”