Peter Schmeichel

1963 - Today

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Peter Bolesław Schmeichel (born 18 November 1963) is a Danish former professional footballer who played as a goalkeeper. During eight seasons at English club Manchester United, he won 15 trophies including five Premier League titles, three FA Cups and he captained the club to victory in the 1999 UEFA Champions League final to complete the Treble. Schmeichel also played for the Danish national team, with whom he won the UEFA European Championship in 1992. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Peter Schmeichel has received more than 6,887,850 page views. His biography is available in 61 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 59 in 2019). Peter Schmeichel is the 88th most popular soccer player (up from 101st in 2019), the 71st most popular biography from Denmark (up from 87th in 2019) and the most popular Danish Soccer Player.

Peter Schmeichel is most famous for his time as a goalkeeper for Manchester United from 1991 to 1999. He won the Champions League, five Premier League titles, three FA Cups, and two League Cups with Manchester United.

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Among soccer players, Peter Schmeichel ranks 88 out of 21,273Before him are Rudi Völler, Rob Rensenbrink, Kurt Hamrin, Bebeto, Carlos Queiroz, and Hristo Stoichkov. After him are Gabriel Batistuta, Guillermo Stábile, Gylmar dos Santos Neves, Andreas Brehme, Fritz Walter, and Oleg Blokhin.

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Among people born in 1963, Peter Schmeichel ranks 15Before him are George Michael, Mohammed VI of Morocco, Garry Kasparov, Till Lindemann, Sergey Bubka, and Ronald Koeman. After him are Eros Ramazzotti, Geert Wilders, Rick Rubin, Thomas Anders, Donnie Yen, and James Hetfield.

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In Denmark

Among people born in Denmark, Peter Schmeichel ranks 71 out of 1,032Before him are August Krogh (1874), Jørn Utzon (1918), Knud, Hereditary Prince of Denmark (1900), Eric V of Denmark (1249), Carl Theodor Dreyer (1889), and Sigurd Snake-in-the-Eye (850). After him are Ulrika Eleonora of Denmark (1656), Inge Lehmann (1888), Rasmus Rask (1787), Valdemar III of Denmark (1314), Johannes Nicolaus Brønsted (1879), and Michael Laudrup (1964).


Among soccer players born in Denmark, Peter Schmeichel ranks 1After him are Allan Simonsen (1952), Richard Møller Nielsen (1937), Preben Elkjær (1957), Poul Nielsen (1891), Søren Lerby (1958), Kenneth Zohore (1994), Harald Nielsen (1941), Sophus Nielsen (1888), Frank Arnesen (1956), Kasper Schmeichel (1986), and John Hansen (1924).