One of the award winners is Danish team captain Simon Kjær.
Soccer player Christian Eriksenin those who saved lives received the award from the president of the European Football Association (Uefa) on Tuesday, Uefa reported according to the news agency AFP.
Eriksen, 29, had a cardiac arrest between the Danish and Finnish European Championship finals in July at Parken Stadium in Copenhagen.
Chairman of Uefa Alexander Cheferin depicted nine award winners, including the captain of the Danish team Simon Kjæriä, Become the real heroes of the European Championships.
“I greatly admire the doctors and nursing staff for their excellent reaction and calmness – qualities that were crucial to Christian’s resuscitation.”
When Eriksen shortened to the grass surface, Kjær was the first to give first aid. He then arranged for the Danish team’s players to protect Eriksen so that the medical staff could work to help Eriksen. Uefa’s press release describes Kjær’s operations as an “exceptional leadership trait”.
“This is something that will remain with us for the rest of our lives,” Kjær said.
In addition to Kjær, they received the award Mogens Kreutzfeldt, Frederik Flensted, Anders Boesen, Peder Ersgaard, Jens Kleinefeld, Valentin Velikov, Morten Skjoldager and Morten Bøsen. They were part of a medical team that arrived on the field to help Eriksen.
“We did what we had to do, what we have been taught and what we have practiced,” Kreutzfeld, medical director at the European Championships, says in a statement.
Eriksen survived cardiac arrest and now has a pacemaker. Eriksen’s club Milan Inter have said the player is in excellent condition, but it is uncertain whether he will be able to continue his career. He is not expected to play for at least six months. In addition, playing with a pacemaker is prohibited in Italy, so Eriksen’s possible return to the fields is likely to take place in another country.
The Uefa President’s Award was established in 1998 as an award for outstanding achievement, outstanding professionalism and exceptional personal qualities.