Kasper Schmeichel Biography
Kasper Schmeichel (full name: Kasper Peter Schmeichel) is a Danish professional footballer born on 5th November 1986 in Copenhagen, Denmark. He plays as a goalkeeper for Premier League club Leicester City and the Denmark national team.
Kasper Schmeichel attended Hulme Hall Grammar School in Cheadle Hulme, Stockport, Greater Manchester and he also attended Saint Julian’s School in Portugal while his father, former Denmark international goalkeeper Peter Schmeichel, played for Sporting CP in Lisbon.
Kasper Schmeichel Age | How Old Is Kasper Schmeichel
The Danish goalkeeper was born on 5th November 1986 in Copenhagen, Denmark. He is 32 years old as of 2018.
Kasper Schmeichel Family | Parents
Kasper Schmeichel Father
Kasper is the son of former Manchester United and Danish international goalkeeper Peter Schmeichel and Bente Schmeichel. He has one sibling: a sister by the name Cecilie Schmeichel.
His father is Peter, retired from professional footballer and was voted the IFFHS World’s Best Goalkeeper in 1992 and 1993.
Kasper Schmeichel Wife
Kasper is married to Stine Gyldenbrand. The couple tied the knot in 2015. She is a graduate in midwifery from the University of Chester, class of 2009 and has subsequently worked as a midwife at a hospital near Birmingham. They started the Gyldenbrand Schmeichel Foundation in 2012, in a bid to help maternal mortality in Africa.
Kasper Schmeichel Children
Kasper Schmeichel has two children: a son named Max who was born in 2010 and a daughter by the name Isabella who was born in 2012.
Kasper Schmeichel Son
Kasper’s son, Max was born on 5th November 2010. Schmeichel was set to play against Coventry City on 6 November, but due to the birth of his first child the night before, he missed the game.
Kasper Schmeichel Height | How Tall Is Kasper Schmeichel
Kasper has a height of 1.89 m (6 ft 2 in).
Kasper Schmeichel Current Teams | Who Does Kasper Schmeichel Play For
- Leicester City F.C. #1/ Goalkeeper
- Denmark national football team #1/ Goalkeeper
Kasper Schmeichel Manchester City
It is at Manchester City where Schmeichel began his career in September 2002. He joined League Two side Darlington on a loan deal in January 2006, where he made his professional first team debut against Peterborough United at the 96.6 TFM Arena on 14 January 2006. He made four appearances for Darlington before returning to Manchester City.
One month after returning to Manchester City he was loaned out again, this time to Bury in February, where he made 15 appearances in a three-months loan spell. He returned to Bury for a further three months the following season. Schmeichel joined Scottish Premier League side Falkirk on loan from January 2007 until the end of the 2006–07 season.
Schmeichel made his Manchester City debut against West Ham United in August 2007 and signed a new four-year deal with City in September the same year. This was then followed up with an agreement to go on a one-month loan with Championship side Cardiff City on 25 October 2007. He made his debut for Cardiff on 27 October 2007 against Scunthorpe United. On 22 November, the loan spell was extended until the new year. Schmeichel returned to Eastlands the day after his initial loan expired on 2 January.
He joined Coventry City on loan until the end of the season on 13 March. He then returned to the City of Manchester Stadium at the end of the season. He repeatedly stated that he wanted to leave City and regretted signing a four-year contract.
Kasper Schmeichel Notts County
On 14 August 2009, Schmeichel signed for League Two side Notts County. He made his debut on 22 August and kept a clean sheet against Dagenham & Redbridge. On 27 April, Schmeichel and Notts County secured the 2009–10 League Two trophy and promotion for the Football League One. Notts County agreed to release Schmeichel at the end of the season despite having four years left on his contract.
Kasper Schmeichel Leeds United
On 27 May 2010, the goalkeeper signed a two-year contract with Leeds United, joining the club on 1 July 2010. He made his debut for the club on Saturday 7 August 2010 in Leeds’ opening Football League Championship match against Derby County. On 20 June 2011, Leeds announced they had accepted an undisclosed bid for him from Leicester City.
Kasper Schmeichel Leicester City
Kasper joined Leicester from Leeds United for an undisclosed fee in June 2011. During the 2011–12 season, he played a total of 52 games overall, making 17 clean sheets and saving four penalties. His performances in the 2011–12 season earned him the club’s Player of the Year and Players’ Player of the Year awards on 30 April. Kasper’s outstanding performances were further rewarded when he was called up to Denmark’s Euro 2012 squad.
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The 2012/13 campaign again proved to be one full of stellar performances from the Dane, whose saves rescued the Foxes on countless occasions – his wonder stop against Blackburn at King Power Stadium in February 2013 earning him the Champagne Moment at the end of season awards.
In 2013/14, Kasper’s consistent performances saw him again named in the PFA Championship Team of the Season as an ever-present, resulting in a number of clubs seeking his signature in the summer.
In the Premier League, Schmeichel continued to excel in 2014/15. After missing several months with a foot injury, he returned to the side in fantastic form to play his part in the team’s survival.
In April 2014 Schmeichel was voted into the Football League’s Team of the Decade alongside team-mate and captain Wes Morgan. It was perhaps during the 2015/16 campaign that Kasper most impressed. His 15 clean sheets – bettered only by Arsenal’s Petr Cech – helped the Foxes storm to their first-ever Premier League title.
Kasper signed a new contract in August 2016, keeping him at the Club until June 2021. He was named both Players’ Player and Player of the Year at the 2016/17 Season Awards. The following season, Schmeichel continued to show world class qualities, playing 33 times in the Premier League and keeping eight clean sheets in the process.
He made a brilliant penalty save at 0-0 against Brighton & Hove Albion in March 2018, before the Foxes went on to win the game. Kasper missed the final five fixtures of the 2017/18 campaign with an ankle problem.
Kasper Schmeichel Denmark
Kasper Schmeichel was called up for the Denmark national under-19 team in August 2004. He made his international debut against Northern Ireland on 2 September 2004. He was called up for the under-20 team in October 2005, but did not play for the team until October 2006.
The day after his under-20 debut, Schmeichel was asked to train with the senior Denmark team and was called up as a replacement for injured Theis Rasmussen in the under-21 squad. He was named Danish under-21 Talent of the Year in November 2007.
Schmeichel was called up to the Danish senior team on 13 May 2011 for the first time for a match against Iceland. On 29 May 2012, he was called up for UEFA Euro 2012 as a third goalkeeper. Schmeichel made his senior debut in a friendly match against Macedonia at the Philip II Arena on 6 February 2013. On 5 March 2014, he received his third cap for Denmark in their friendly against England at Wembley Stadium. He was named in Denmark’s 23-man 2018 FIFA World Cup squad and started in his country’s three group matches.
He was awarded the Man of the Match award as a result f his clean sheet in the opening match. He also received the award again after he saved a Luka Modrić‘s penalty in extra-time and two penalties during the subsequent shootout even though they were eliminated after Danijel Subašić saved three penalties in that shootout.
Kasper Schmeichel Salary
The Leicester goalkeeper receives a weekly wage of £80,000 which translates to £5.3 million annually. This is according to the club’s 2018/2019 player’s salaries.
Kasper Schmeichel Net worth
He has an estimated net worth of over $20 million. He also signed an endorsement deal with Precision Goalkeeping in 2010 and is a brand ambassador for the sports producer. The goalkeeper’s current market value as of 2018 is anywhere around $27 million.
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Kasper Schmeichel would rather not return to Cardiff as Denmark play Wales
Adopted from: leicestermercury.co.uk
Published: 15th November 2018
Leicester City goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel has conflicting feelings as he returns to the Cardiff City Stadium with Denmark this week.
Schmeichel and the Danes takes on Ryan Giggs’ Wales in the Uefa Nations League on Friday, the fixture taking place at the ground of City’s first match following chairman Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha’s death.
While Leicester left the Welsh capital with a 1-0 win, Schmeichel admits he would rather be playing somewhere else.
“It’s probably not really the place that I personally wanted to be after the last time,” Schmeichel said.
“But we’ve got good memories. It was a good tribute that we had and a really good result.
“It’s a kind of different feeling, but I’m still looking forward to it.” The match will likely be decisive in the promotion battle of Group B4.
If Wales win, they secure top spot, while Denmark will seal first place if they claim victory. Draw, and Denmark have another chance at promotion when they play the Republic of Ireland next week.
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