Christian Helinson.. Iceland has the blonde Maradona
It is rare for a player who does not belong to his club’s first team to receive media and public attention like that of Icelandic Christian Helinson, the second team player for Ajax Amsterdam, after his brilliance this season in the Dutch second division.
In the current season, Helenson managed to score 10 goals with nine assists during the 35 matches he played, which brought him the attention of the Spanish newspaper “Marca”, which recalled that Portuguese coach Jose Mourinho after one of the matches that brought him together in 2006 with the West Ham team, who was Featuring Icelandic Edur Gudjohnsen, he is reported to be the “blond Maradona”, but it seems Iceland have found another.
Last season, the rising star played with former coach Erik ten Hag with the first team, at the age of only 17, in two matches in the Dutch Cup, the first against Barendrecht (his team won 4-0), while the second was with Excelsior Maslais and ended with a score (9-). 0), and the Icelandic managed to score in the two matches, to be chosen by the British newspaper “The Guardian” in a list that included the 60 best players in the world born in 2004.
John Heitinga, the current coach of the Dutch team Ajax, who knows him well since he coached him in the second team during the past year, said: “He is a very smart player and has a lot of potential. He moves well and plays freely between the lines.”
In turn, the young player said in a statement to his team’s private channel: “They say I look like De Bruyne in the way I play, but I don’t seem like that, maybe my hairstyle made them say that, he is a great player but I don’t imitate him, although I admit that I watch City.” a lot and showed interest in how he moved on the field and how he passed the balls.”
Christian added: “I love beautiful football, and I have also developed a lot this season in scoring goals, especially through shots from long distances. To get into the first team, I also want to play the World Cup and the European Cup with my country.”
Christian Helinson was born on January 23, 2004, in the Danish city of Odense, and he belonged to the Sunni groups of the Icelandic Priublik team, before moving to Ajax in 2020, and he also belongs to the Sunni groups of his country’s national team, and he is awaiting his first invitation from the first team.