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90’s Football Hall of Fame: Peter Schmeichel

Former Man United, Aston Villa and Man City goalie Peter Schmeichel is the latest inductee into the 90’s Football Hall of Fame. 

Considered by many to be the greatest goalkeeper to have ever played the game of football, the Danish shot stopper spent eight glorious years with Manchester United, where he won five Premier League titles and the UEFA Champions League.

Move past the impressive honours list and there is more to this man than meets the eye. Schmeichel was a player with outrageous self-belief, to the point where he would refuse to accept liability for any mistakes he made or goals conceded. He rubbed up many of his peers and even teammates the wrong way with his famed arrogance, which is probably why he only made the PFA Team of the Year once.

On the latest episode of the 90’s Football Hall of Fame podcast, Ste McGovern and Peter Henry are joined by football writer David Sneyd to discuss the Great Dane’s career, why he was worth putting up with, and how moving to Manchester City tainted his legacy at Old Trafford.

We also discuss the time Schmeichel fought Roy Keane, that Gary Neville snub and his penchant for scoring goals.

Listen to the 90’s Football Hall of Fame podcast now: 

Read: Man United’s secret Soviet weapon of the mid-90’s

See Also: The turbulent life and lasting legacy of Paul McGrath

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