Regarded as one of the best goalkeepers to ever grace the game, Peter Schmeichel MBE was twice voted the “World’s Best Goalkeeper” claiming the accolades in 1992 and 1993. The Danish stopper who enjoyed the majority of his success whilst playing for Manchester United, captained the Red Devils to the historic treble in 1999. Now retired, Schmeichel is a regular commentator and pundit also proving to be a popular addition to all events as a Question and Answer guest and football speaker.
During a career which spanned 22 years including a UEFA Euro championship win in 1992, Schmeichel managed to get his name on the score sheet an incredible 10 times throughout his career, including once for his country. The most capped Danish player of all time having amassed 129 International caps, Peter Schmeichel went on to captain his nation on 30 occasions and has appeared at World Cups and European Championships.
A prolific goalkeeper, captain and role model, Schmeichel was loved and respected throughout his career, something which he continues through into his appearances and speeches during events as a football speaker. A gentle giant both with his physicality and personality, Peter Schmeichel currently holds the record for the most impressive clean sheets-to-game ratio with 42% of his Premier League appearances resulting in a clean sheet, a statistic which sets him in good stead as a football speaker.
Born in Denmark, Schmeichel had to work a number of jobs to make ends meet before fulfilling his dream of becoming a professional footballer. Peter began his career at Brøndby where he went on to be an integral part of the team’s three Danish First Division titles along with a Danish Cup and a Danish Superliga. Schmeichel’s phenomenal performances brought great intertest for Europe’s leading clubs and he eventually signed for Manchester United.
His illustrious and incredibly decorated career with Manchester United saw Peter win 15 trophies with the club including 5 Premier League titles, 3 FA Cups and a UEFA Champions League title. AManchester United legend, Peter Schmeichel will forever be remembered in football and by United fans, renowned for his tremendous goalkeeping ability, Schmeichel was also notorious for running up the field to the opposition half for corner kicks towards the end of the game in search of a match winning goal.
Peter Schmeichel went on to play for a number of other clubs after his time at Old Trafford including Sporting CP and Manchester City. Articulate as a football speaker and boasting a truly impressive playing career, Peter Schmeichel is now a stalwart of punditry holding a role with BBC’s ‘Match of the Day’ providing wonderful analysis and incredibly informed opinions on Premier League matches on a regular basis. A stint on the BBC’sreality show ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ further established his superiority and popularity with the British public and helped his cause as a football speaker.
Eloquent and coherent as a football speaker, Peter Schmeichel’s appearance at any occasion as a football speaker is sure to add a new depth and edge to any event. A legend within the world of football, his addition to your event is certain to ensure it will leave a lasting impression on your guests as they will be meeting a true sporting idol. The English and Danish Hall of Fame inductee, with over 30 incredibly high profile individual awards and accolades in a phenomenal career, voted one of the 100 Greatest Footballers of all time, Peter Schmeichel is certain to be a fantastic addition to any event as a football speaker.