Anders Christiansen

Anders Bleg Christiansen (born 8 June 1990) is a Danish footballer who plays for Allsvenskan club Malmö FF as a midfielder.[2] He used to play with the nickname 'AC' on the back of his shirt.

Anders Christiansen
Christiansen playing for FC Nordsjælland
Personal information
Full name Anders Bleg Christiansen
Date of birth (1990-06-08) 8 June 1990
Place of birth Copenhagen, Denmark
Height 1.74 m (5 ft 8 12 in)[1]
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Malmö FF
Number 14
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2008–2012 Lyngby BK 80 (6)
2012–2015 FC Nordsjælland 67 (5)
2015–2016 Chievo 4 (0)
2016–2017 Malmö FF 49 (11)
2018 Gent 4 (0)
2018– Malmö FF 39 (11)
National team
2008 Denmark U-18 1 (0)
2008–2009 Denmark U-19 9 (0)
2010 Denmark U-20 3 (1)
2011–2012 Denmark U-21 10 (3)
2013– Denmark 3 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 11 November 2019
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 5 January 2018

Club career

Lyngby BK

Christiansen started his senior career at Lyngby BK. He made his debut in the 2008–09 season, making three league appearances. The following season Christiansen earned more playing time and helped Lyngby achieve promotion to the top flight. He excelled as one of Lyngby's key players in the Danish Superliga for the following two seasons, but could not save the team from relegation in their second season.

FC Nordsjælland

Christiansen's play in the Superliga earned him attention from the reigning champions FC Nordsjælland. On 25 July 2012, Christiansen was presented as a Nordsjælland player after signing a four-year contract. He made 67 league appearances for the club during his two and a half year stint, and appeared in five games in the 2012–13 UEFA Champions League group stage.

Chievo Verona

On 15 January 2015, Christiansen secured a transfer to Serie A club Chievo Verona. During his year in Italy he failed to earn much playing time, appearing in just five games.

Malmö FF

On 26 January 2016, Christiansen was presented as Allan Kuhn's first signing as the newly appointed head coach at Malmö FF.[3] He made his Allsvenskan debut in the season opener against reigning champions IFK Norrköping, where he scored his first goal for the club in a 3–1 win.[4] Christiansen scored five more goals during the 2016 season and played a key role in Malmö's championship winning team until he suffered a season-ending injury with seven games to play. He recovered just in time for the start of the 2017 season, and soon picked up where he left off before the injury. On 7 September 2017, it was announced that Christiansen had extended his contract with Malmö FF over the 2022 season.[5] On 16 October 2017, Christiansen scored a goal and added two assists in Malmö FF's 3-1 victory over IFK Norrköping, which secured the league title with three games to play.[6] After the season, Christiansen was voted Allsvenskan's midfielder of the year and the league's most valuable player.[7]

Gent

On 4 January 2018 he joined Belgian side Gent.

Malmö FF

After a six month spell at Gent he rejoined Malmö FF in July 2018.

International career

Christiansen has represented the Danish national team in four friendlies. After a successful spring in Malmö he got called up by former Malmö coach Åge Hareide in May 2016, but had to decline after suffering a thigh injury.[8]

Career statistics

As of match played 11 November 2019[9]
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League Cup Continental Total
DivisionAppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoals
Lyngby BK 2008–09 1. Division 301040
2009–10 17221193
2010–11 Superligaen 32110331
2011–12 28300283
Total 8064100847
FC Nordsjælland 2012–13 Superligaen 223215[lower-alpha 1]0294
2013–14 302514[lower-alpha 2]0393
2014–15 15000150
Total 6757290837
ChievoVerona 2014–15 Serie A 400040
2015–16 001010
Total 40100050
Malmö FF 2016 Allsvenskan 22671297
2017 275102[lower-alpha 1]0305
Total 491181205912
Gent 2017–18 First Division A 4040
Total 40000040
Malmö FF 2018 Allsvenskan 1521012[lower-alpha 3]1283
2019 2493111[lower-alpha 4]23812
Total 3911412336615
Career total 2433324534330141
  1. Appearances in the Champions League
  2. Two appearances in the Champions League and two in the Europa League
  3. Four appearances in the Champions League and eight in the Europa League
  4. Appearances in the Europa League

Honours

Club

Malmö FF

Individual

References

  1. "Anders Christiansen". svenskfotboll.se (in Swedish). Swedish Football Association. Retrieved 26 May 2016.
  2. "Välkommen tillbaka till MFF, Anders Christiansen!". mff.se. Malmö FF. Retrieved 9 June 2018.
  3. "Välkommen till Malmö FF, Anders Christiansen!". mff.se. Malmö FF. Retrieved 31 May 2016.
  4. "Malmö FF vände underläge till premiärseger". sydsvenskan.se. Sydsvenskan. Retrieved 31 May 2016.
  5. "Malmö FF förlänger kontraktet med Anders Christiansen". mff.se. Malmö FF. 7 September 2017. Retrieved 7 November 2017.
  6. "Norrköping vs. Malmö FF 1 - 3". soccerway.com. Soccerway. Retrieved 7 November 2017.
  7. "Christiansens storslam - vann även Allsvenskans Stora Pris". fotbollskanalen.se. Fotbollskanalen. 7 November 2017. Retrieved 7 November 2017.
  8. "Återbud till landslaget – ny lårskada i Malmö FF". sydsvenskan.se. Sydsvenskan. Retrieved 31 May 2016.
  9. "Anders Christiansen". Soccerway. Perform Group. Retrieved 11 November 2019.
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