Kasper Schmeichel

  • Date of birth : 05/11/1986
  • Position : Goalkeeper
  • Country : Denmark Denmark
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Kasper Schmeichel

Kasper Schmeichel

Clubs: Manchester City FC, Darlington FC (loan), Bury FC (loan), Falkirk FC (loan), Cardiff City FC (loan), Coventry City FC (loan), Notts County FC, Leeds United AFC, Leicester City FC

• Born in Copenhagen but spent most of his childhood in England while his father, legendary Denmark and Manchester United FC goalkeeper Peter Schmeichel, was playing in the Premier League and in 2002 signed forms with Manchester City FC, where Peter was ending his career.

• His first experience of league football came in 2005/06 during a loan spell at Darlington FC; there were further temporary stints at Bury FC and Scottish Premier League club Falkirk FC before he made his Premier League debut with Manchester City on 11 August 2007 against West Ham United FC.

• Started the first seven league games for City in 2007/08 under manager Sven Göran Eriksson, keeping four clean sheets, but lost his place to Andreas Isaksson and Joe Hart and returned to the loan circuit, with Cardiff City FC and Coventry City FC; back at City in 2008/09, during which he made his European debut in a UEFA Cup group game in Santander against Real Racing Club (1-3) – it proved to be his last appearance for the club.

• Rejoined Eriksson at fourth-tier club Notts County FC and performed sufficiently well to earn a transfer to Championship side Leeds United AFC a year later; in 2011 he was back with Eriksson at Leicester City FC, where he enjoyed an excellent season, starting all 46 league games and being voted the club's player of the year.

• A Danish Under-21 international on 17 occasions, he had yet to play a senior international for his country when he was included by Morten Olsen in the UEFA EURO 2012 squad due to an injury to Thomas Sørensen.

• Made his senior debut for Denmark in February 2013 against the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia.

UEFA honours 

Last updated: 29/01/14 16.09CET


Match log

The home team is listed first.Last updated: 23/11/2015 08:12 CET
03.09.2014Friendlies 2014-16Final tournament - Group stageDenmarkDenmark1-2TurkeyTurkey9000
07.09.2014UEFA EUROQualifying roundDenmarkDenmark2-1ArmeniaArmenia9000
11.10.2014UEFA EUROQualifying roundAlbaniaAlbania1-1DenmarkDenmark9000
14.10.2014UEFA EUROQualifying roundDenmarkDenmark0-1PortugalPortugal9000
14.11.2014UEFA EUROQualifying roundSerbiaSerbia1-3DenmarkDenmark9000
29.03.2015Friendlies 2014-16First roundFranceFrance2-0DenmarkDenmark9000
08.06.2015Friendlies 2014-16Final tournament - Group stageDenmarkDenmark2-1MontenegroMontenegro9000
13.06.2015UEFA EUROQualifying roundDenmarkDenmark2-0SerbiaSerbia9000
08.08.2015English Premier LeagueLeicesterLeicester4-2SunderlandSunderland9000
15.08.2015English Premier LeagueWest HamWest Ham1-2LeicesterLeicester9000
22.08.2015English Premier LeagueLeicesterLeicester1-1TottenhamTottenham9000
29.08.2015English Premier LeagueBournemouthBournemouth1-1LeicesterLeicester9000
04.09.2015UEFA EUROQualifying roundDenmarkDenmark0-0AlbaniaAlbania9000
07.09.2015UEFA EUROQualifying roundArmeniaArmenia0-0DenmarkDenmark9000
13.09.2015English Premier LeagueLeicesterLeicester3-2Aston VillaAston Villa9000
19.09.2015English Premier LeagueStokeStoke2-2LeicesterLeicester9000
26.09.2015English Premier LeagueLeicesterLeicester2-5ArsenalArsenal9000
03.10.2015English Premier LeagueNorwichNorwich1-2LeicesterLeicester9000
08.10.2015UEFA EUROQualifying roundPortugalPortugal1-0DenmarkDenmark9000
11.10.2015Friendlies 2014-16First roundDenmarkDenmark1-2FranceFrance9000
17.10.2015English Premier LeagueSouthamptonSouthampton2-2LeicesterLeicester9000
24.10.2015English Premier LeagueLeicesterLeicester1-0Crystal PalaceCrystal Palace9000
31.10.2015English Premier LeagueWest BromWest Brom2-3LeicesterLeicester9000
07.11.2015English Premier LeagueLeicesterLeicester2-1WatfordWatford9000
14.11.2015UEFA EUROPlay-off for Final TournamentSwedenSweden2-1DenmarkDenmark9000
17.11.2015UEFA EUROPlay-off for Final TournamentDenmarkDenmark2-2SwedenSweden9000
21.11.2015English Premier LeagueNewcastleNewcastle0-3LeicesterLeicester9000

UEFA Best Player in Europe Award

Team of the Year

General info

  • Name: Kasper Schmeichel
  • Position: Goalkeeper
  • Date of birth (Age): 05/11/1986 (28)
  • Country: Denmark
  • Squad number: 1
  • Club: Leicester ( ENG)

  • Height: 185cm
  • Weight: 76kg

  • Currently playing:
    • UEFA European Football Championship 2014/16
    • Friendlies 2014/16

  • UEFA competition debut:
  • Club: UEFA Cup (Group stage)
    18/12/08: Racing 3-1 Man. City
  • National team: UEFA European Under-19 Championship (First qualifying round)
    12/10/04: Luxembourg 1-3 Denmark

Career statistics

National team record in UEFA competitions

Denmark U-21100
Denmark U-1950

Club record in UEFA competitions

UEFA Europa League
Man. City10
Last updated: 18/11/2015 01:17 CET