Kasper Schmeichel

Schmeichel in the jersey of Leicester City (2012 )

Kasper Peter Schmeichel ( born November 5, 1986 in Copenhagen ) is a Danish football player of Polish descent. The goalkeeper is the English second division Leicester City under contract.

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Schmeichel, son of the famous Danish goalkeeper Peter Schmeichel, whose father is a Polish musician, came on 5 November 1986 in Copenhagen to the world. Most of the time he spent his childhood, because of the professional career of his father, in England. He attended school in Cheadle Hulme Hall in Greater Manchester. From 1999 to 2001 Kasper was also at Saint Julian's School in Lisbon, when his father played for Sporting. When his best friend from childhood and youth days applies Alex Bruce, son of former colleagues of his father Steve Bruce.

In his youth he played at Manchester United. In summer 2002, the coach of Brøndby IF, Lars Olsen was on the then 15 -year-old at an amusement kick the Danish Championship winner attention in 1992 and was invited by him to a youth tournament in Brøndby. Then he signed in September 2002 a long-term contract with his father's club, Manchester United 's city rivals Manchester City, which also provides educational and professional conditions.

Club career

Manchester City

Schmeichel was awarded to the Darlington FC in the Football League Two in January 2006. His debut, he completed on 14 January 2006 in a 2-1 win against Peterborough United. After three more games, he returned to the Citizens.

Thereafter, the goalkeeper was the end of February awarded again, this time to Bury FC. In three months Schmeichel completed 15 games, before he returned to Manchester after the avoided relegation again. For the new season Kasper Schmeichel signed in August 2006, again a three-month loan contract at Gigg Lane. After 14 games of the contract of goalkeeper ran out and returned to Manchester City.

In January 2007, Schmeichel was awarded to Scotland for the first division club FC Falkirk until the end of the season.

He played in several pre-season games and was 11 August 2007 against West Ham United debut with a clean slate in a 2-0 win. On 19 August 2007, the goalkeeper won before the eyes of his father, the former United goalkeeper Peter Schmeichel, in the derby against Manchester United 1-0. Then he had the then -budgetary number 1 Andreas Isaksson soft and Joe Hart became the new number 2 is why he was awarded this season twice, first at Cardiff City and later to Coventry City.

For the 2008/09 season Schmeichel returned to Manchester City. He arrived in the Premier League this season once used. On 12 December 2008 Schmeichel made ​​his debut in European competition when he came into use in the UEFA Cup group match against Racing Santander.

Notts County

In August 2009, Schmeichel signed a five year contract with the English fourth division Notts County and was thus with his former coach in Manchester, Sven -Goran Eriksson, who was previously appointed sporting director of Notts County, reunited. With a salary of 1 million a year, he became the top earner there. His debut was completed by the keeper 22 August 2009 in a 3-0 win against Dagenham & Redbridge.

Because of its good services Schmeichel was awarded in October 2009 "Player of the Month". After a 5-0 win against Darlington FC as the Magpies went to First Place in the third-class Football League One. During this season he conceded just 29 goals conceded in 43 games, but he remained in 24 games without even conceding a goal. Towards the end of the season, the club announced that Schmeichel, despite another four years contract, leave the club free transfer due to its high content of £ 15,000 per week will.

Leeds United

In May 2010, Kasper Schmeichel signed a two year contract with the English second division club Leeds United, which came into force from July 1, 2010 After initially it was unclear who would go as regular keeper in the 2010/11 season, it was Schmeichel, who preferred the against Shane Higgs got.

On 7 August 2010, the then 23 -year-old was in the 1-2 defeat against Derby County in the Football League Championship 2010/11, made ​​his debut for his new club. Shortly thereafter fell Schmeichel, after a tendon injury in the foot, just under two months. He made ​​his comeback on the Match against Cardiff City. Due to the birth of his first child he missed the game against Coventry City on November 6, 2010.

Leicester City

Leeds United In June 2011, accepted an offer from Premier League rivals Leicester City. The reason for the surprising change of club stated that they, because of the many goals, want to strengthen the goalkeeping position. On 27 June 2011 the transfer was officially confirmed by Leicester City, and has now trained for the third time with Sven -Goran Eriksson.

20 August 2011 Schmeichel conceding the away game against Nottingham Forest in the 79th minute, the yellow- red card. On his Twitter page, he apologized for his behavior by saying " I did not know I had been booked as I had my back to the ref otherwise I would never have done that " ("I did not know that I receive a warning when I was with his back to the referee. Otherwise I would have never done that ").

Despite the incident, the goalkeeper for the great support of his team was; so was his parade able to finish the game against Portsmouth on 26 November 2011 of coach of FC Portsmouth ', Michael Appleton, as " one of the best saves I have seen in a very long time" ( " one of the best parades that I have seen in a long time " ) praised.

In his first season in 2011/12 Schmeichel stayed in 52 games 17 times without conceding a goal and stopped four penalties. Due to his performances this season, he was appointed on 30 April 2012 as the player of the season Leicester City.

His performance in the first half of the 2012/13 season even surpassed even the last season; the goalkeeper remained in twelve of 28 games without conceding a goal. His 100th competitive game for the foxes Kasper Schmeichel denied on April 16, 2013 in a 3-2 win against Bolton Wanderers. This season, his performances earned him the Championship PFA Team of the Year.


During his time at Manchester City Schmeichel was appointed in August 2004 in the U-19 national team of Denmark. He made his debut on 2 September 2004 in a 0-0 draw against Northern Ireland, he completed a total of eight games. In October 2005, Schmeichel was first nominated for the U-20 national team, but only came on 5 October 2006 to his first and the only game in the U-20 team. The day after his debut, he was, because of the injury-related loss of Theis Rasmussen, nominated for the U- 21 team in Denmark.

Schmeichel was appointed in November 2007 to Denmark U-21 talent of the year, after which he remained for the U- 21 in the next four games without conceding a goal. Between March 2007 and October 2008, he came in 17 games to play, and still retains seven times the white waistcoat.

Schmeichel made ​​it clear that he would only play for the Danish national team. End of May 2012, he was nominated by coach Morten Olsen for the cadre of senior national team for Euro 2012 after goalkeeper Thomas Sørensen had a thigh injury. His first cap for Denmark, he played on February 6, 2013 in a friendly against Macedonia.



  • Promotion to the Football League One: 2009/10 Notts County


  • Danish U-21 Talent of the Year: 2007
  • Player of the Month in the Football League Two: October 2009
  • PFA Fans ' Player of the Year of the Football League Two: 2009/10
  • Inclusion in the PFA Team of the Year of the Football League Two: 2009/10
  • Player of the Year by Leicester City: 2011/12
  • Player's Player Of The Year of Leicester City: 2011/12
  • Inclusion in the PFA Team of the Year of the Football League Championship: 2012/13