Schmeichel Greatest Goalkeeper Ever

May 11, 2009 | Filed Under: Blog, Past Box 
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peter Well many could say no but you have got to say he is one off the best ever keepers to hit the world of football and was a true legend across europe bringing goalkeeping to the next level.Known as The Great Dane, Peter Schmeichel made his name as a world-class goalkeeper with Manchester United.

He was born in Gladaxe, Denmark and started his career at Hvidovre IF before moving to Brondby, where he attracted the attention of Manchester United’s scouts.

Schmeichel arrived at United in the summer of 1991 in a £600,000 deal and immediately made an impact at Old Trafford.

The Dane’s shot-stopping skills and authoritative presence between the sticks helped United become the dominant force in English football.

Schmeichel collected five league championships and three FA Cups during his eight-year stint at Old Trafford.

But his finest moment came when he captained the side in their 1999 Champions League final against Bayern Munich in Barcelona.

A dramatic victory in the Nou Camp sealed a historic treble in his final game for the club.

He left the English game in 1999 to join Sporting Lisbon and had an immediate impact, helping them into the Champions League.

Peter returned to the Premiership with Aston Villa and will played for newly-promoted Manchester City  at the time.In 2003 he retired his son Son Kasper is now trying to follow his dads footsteps.

September 2006) Is hosting the Champions League show on Danish TV3.

(May 2008) Besides his UEFA Champions league hosting job at TV3 he is currently hosting the show “Dirty Jobs” on Discovery Denmark

Here is some of the Great Danes Best moments sorry about the music 🙂

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