Peter Schmeichel Profile

Peter Schmeichel

Pe­ter Boleslaw Schmei­chel, born Glad­saxe, Den­mark, Nov­ember 18, 1963. Pe­ter Schmei­chel ap­peared for Glad­saxe-Hero, Hvidovre, and Brondby be­fore he joi­ned Man­chester Uni­ted for a bar­gain fee of £500,000 in 1991. Whi­le at Old Traf­ford, Schmei­chel won the Pre­mier Lea­gue on five oc­ca­sions and the FA Cup three times, as well as the Cham­pi­ons League.

Brave and strong and good in the air, Pe­ter Schmei­chel made his Fir­st Di­vi­sion de­but for Man­chester Uni­ted in a 2-0 win over freshly pro­moted Notts Coun­ty at Old Traf­ford on the 17th of Au­gust 1991, and was to be­come a key mem­ber in the now le­gendary te­am of the 1990s. The pin­nacle of his goal­keep­ing ca­reer no doubt came when Uni­ted won the coveted tre­ble of the Eng­lish Pre­miership, the FA Cup, and the UEFA Cham­pi­ons Lea­gue in 1999, and the mas­sive net­mind­er went on to make 392 fir­st class ap­pear­ances for The Reds be­fore he left the club for Sport­ing Lis­bon at the be­gin­ning of the 1999-2000 sea­son. The Great Dane la­ter played for As­ton Vil­la and Man­chester City be­fore he fi­nally called it a day at the end of the 2003-04 cam­paign. In his prime, he was also a reg­u­lar mem­ber of the tal­en­ted Den­mark si­de of the early 1990s and one of the main con­trib­ut­ors to his coun­try’s sur­prise tri­umph in the Euro­pean Cham­pi­on­ships in Swe­den in 1992. A gi­ant fig­ure in the his­tory of Man­chester Uni­ted, Pe­ter Schmei­chel was cap­able of saves that de­fied be­lief, and was widely re­garded as one of the best goal­keep­ers in the wor­ld. Pe­ter Schmei­chel Play­ing Ca­reer: Glad­saxe-Hero, Hvidovre, Brondby, Man­chester Uni­ted, Sport­ing Lis­bon, As­ton Vil­la, Man­chester City. Man­aging Ca­reer: None.


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