Kasper Schmeichel is a professional footballer, who currently plays for Leicester City and the Denmark national team. He’s often regarded as one of the best goalkeepers in the world. Since joining ‘Leicester City’ in 2011, Kasper Schmeichel has appeared in over 400 games, he played an important role and helped the club become one of the best teams in “The Premier League.
”Kasper Schmeichel’s goalkeeping skills were evident from his first season with “Leicester City’. Stats show that Kasper is pretty strong when it comes to saving close-range shots. He’s also been found to have pretty good reflexes and reacts very fast to stop strikers from scoring. Although he’s weak in stopping crosses, he’s pretty impressive in catching long passes.
Here in this article, we’ll introduce you to Kasper Schmeichel’s biography, after which we’ll look into his personal life, professional career, awards won, net worth, contact details, and more.
Kasper Schmeichel Biography
Kasper Schmeichel was born in Copenhagen, Denmark on 5th November 1986. Peter Schmeichel, who is his father, was a legendary goalkeeper, and Benet Schmeichel, his mother, was a housekeeper. His parents were married for several years before Benet gave birth to Kasper.
Kasper was more interested in football, but the mother still insisted that he pay attention to schoolwork. For this reason, Kasper Schmeichel excelled in both these departments, but gradually football became his first love. Fortunately, Kasper enrolled in some of the top training facilities thanks to his father, who was a former goalkeeper.
Although Kasper has over the years grown to become a very inspiring goalkeeper, he has also tried playing in other positions. It wasn’t until when he was 13 that he realized he fancied goalkeeping.
Kasper stands 6 ft. 2 inches tall and weighs about 89 kilograms. He has a pair of blue eyes and his hair is blonde. Kasper’s zodiac sign is Scorpio.
Kasper Schmeichel Wiki
|Full name||Kasper Peter Schmeichel|
|Nickname||The Big Dane|
|Date of birth||5th November, 1986|
|Current club||Leicester city|
Kasper Schmeichel Career
A Denmark native, Kasper began playing football as a young boy. Kasper joined Manchester City in the year 2002 when he was still a schoolboy. After two years, the footballer left and went to England where he joined Aston Villa. Kasper began his professional career as a footballer playing for Manchester City youth academy.
As a goalkeeper, Kasper Schmeichel has always strived to do his absolute best. The shot-stopper draws most of the inspiration from his father. As a schoolboy, Kasper Schmeichel joined Manchester City’s youth academy, which marked the beginning of his stunning football career, but before then, he was loaned to a few other teams such as Darlington, Falkirk, and Bury.
He excelled on the pitch over the years and finally landed his first professional contract when he was still a teenager.
In 2009, Kasper joined Nott’s County. However, after the club found itself struggling financially, Kasper left and signed a 4-year contract with Leeds United. However, he only spent one year at the club.
In 2011, Kasper signed for Leicester City and this is where he has been playing for the past 20 seasons. After spending nearly 10 years and representing Leicester City in more than 400 games, Kasper has won several titles including the Championship in 2013/14, the English Premier League in 2015/16, and the FA Cup (2020/2021).
At the international level, Kasper has represented Denmark in both the under 21 as well as the senior team. Over the years, Kasper has represented his country in many major competitions such as Euro 2020 among others.
Who Is Kasper Schmeichel’s Wife?
Kasper Schmeichel is married to a beautiful lady by the name of Stine Gyldenbrand whom he dated since he was 17. Born in January 1985, Stine Gyldenbrand is 2 years older than the goalkeeper.
Kasper and Stine dated for nearly 11 years and only got married in 2015 after she gave birth to their first son (Max Schmeichel) in 2012. Kasper’s wife runs two foundations called Fodboldfonden and Gyldenbrand Schmeichel Foundation. The couple also has another child by the name of Isabella Schmeichel.
Kasper Schmeichel Awards
Having been in Leicester for over a decade, Kasper has won many individual and collective awards. Here’s a list of the awards the Leicester goalkeeper has won over the years.
- PFA Premier League Team of the Year
- The Football Manager Team of the Decade
Kasper Schmeichel Contact Details
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Kasper Schmeichel On Instagram
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Kasper Schmeichel Net Worth
Kasper Schmeichel, who is 35 years old, has amassed a fortune and is considered one of the best players today. Kasper estimated net worth is about $20 million. His current yearly salary at Leicester City is 7.8 million euros.