The European country Denmark has produced some excellent football stars, and Kasper Schmeichel is one of them. He played for his national team in three age groups before joining the senior national team in 2013. Kasper won his first major football trophy – the first division title with Leicester City in the 2015/2016 season.
Since then his career has been on the upswing. For two consecutive years, 2016 and 2017, he was awarded the Danish Footballer of the Year. Read on as we discuss the highlights of the Danish footballer’s career and private life.
Kasper Schmeichel Bio (Age)
Kasper Peter Schmeichel was born on November 5th, 1986 in Copenhagen, Denmark, as the son of the former Danish national player and Manchester United goalkeeper Peter Schmeichel and Bente Schmeichel. Kasper is therefore a footballer of the second generation.
Due to his father’s football career, which took him to England, Kasper spent much of his childhood in England, which explains his accent.
While his father was playing for Manchester United, Kasper attended Hulme Hall Grammar School in the Manchester area. And when his father played for Sporting CP in Lisbon, Kasper was educated at Saint Julian’s School in Portugal.
Following in his father’s footsteps, Kasper began to take an interest in football at a very young age. He began his youth career with Portuguese club Estoril and two years later he joined the youth team of Manchester United under a long-term contract.
Kasper made the leap to the United senior side in 2005, after which he received numerous loans from smaller clubs to improve his performance. Clubs he has lent to include Darlington, Cardiff City, and Coventry City.
By 2009, Kasper’s improvement was impressive enough to get Notts County to sign him for a record transfer fee, earning him an annual salary of £1 million and making him the club’s highest-paid player. Thanks in part to his clean sheets, the club won the League Two trophy in 2009/2010 and moved up to League One.
Due to conflicts over his contract, Kasper left Notts in 2010 and moved to Leeds United with a two-year contract. However, he only spent one season with the club before Leicester City took up his services in June 2011.
Kasper is married to a certain Danish woman named Stine Gyldenbrand. They first met in 2004, when Kasper was 17 years old. The day they met, Stine had just become a student. In her interview with the Danish online magazine ALT, she revealed that her first date with Kasper was pure fireworks.
Stine completed her midwifery studies at the University of Chester in 2009 with a diploma. After graduation, she started working in a hospital near Birmingham. After Kasper and Stine were together for 11 years and had two children Max (born 2010) and Isabella (born 2012), Kasper and Stine got married in June 2015.
Stine was reportedly 20 minutes late for her big day, which took place at Egebæksvang church. One of the highlights of their big day was the creative trellis formed by their bridesmaids and grooms. The ladies held up wooden stethoscopes indicating Stine’s medical profession, while the boys held up footballs when the couple went down at the altar after exchanging vows.
Danish singer and songwriter Erann David Drori, better known as Erann DD, entertained the guests at the event.
Kasper and his wife run a charity organization called the Gyldenbrand-Schmeichel Foundation. Their aim is to help reduce maternal mortality in Africa. Kasper’s wife also founded the Football Association Foundation together with his Danish football colleague, the wife of William Kvist, Christine Vitved Kvist. The couple hopes that their commitment to charity would inspire their children to do the same when they come of age.
Facts About Kasper Schmeichel
1. Kasper Schmeichel was a schoolmate of Alex Bruce, whose father played with Kasper’s father in Manchester United. Like their parents, Kasper and Alex later became teammates during their time at Leeds United.
2. Kasper is an ambassador for precision goalkeepers.
3. He has won two major trophies with Leicester, including the 2013/2014 Football League Championship and the club’s first-ever Premier League trophy in 2015/2016.
Height, Weight, and Measurements
The size and weight of a goalkeeper have a great influence on his performance. The larger the size, the greater his range and, the lighter the weight, the easier he would be able to fly.
According to Kasper’s profile on the official website of Leceister City his measurements are
Height – 6 feet 2 inches (189 cm)
Weight – 14 pieces (89 kg).