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Hall of Fame 2022 nominee: Peter Schmeichel

25 Mar 2022

See why the Man Utd legend and goalkeeping great was one of 25 players up for the vote

We are looking at the 25 nominees who have been shortlisted for the Premier League Hall of Fame in 2022.

The six players with the most combined votes from the fans and a Premier League Awards panel will enter the Hall of Fame. Fans had their say by voting up until 21:00 BST on Sunday 3 April.

Peter Schmeichel

Few goalkeepers have dominated the Premier League as Peter Schmeichel did with Manchester United in the 1990s.  

The Dane was one of the first to deal comfortably with the new backpass law, while his long throws that launched United’s attacks were also an innovation in the competition.  

Schmeichel's spectacular saves, including his "starfish" jump, denied strikers time and again and helped him to five titles.

He also won the Premier League Player of the Season award in 1995/96, and remains the only goalkeeper to win the prize.

Career in numbers
Category Peter Schmeichel
Appearances 310
Clean sheets 128
Goals 1
Assists 3
PL titles 5
Season awards 1
 What they said

“I don’t believe a better goalkeeper played the game. He is a giant figure in the history of Manchester United.” - Sir Alex Ferguson

“Awesome. He’s one of those players you didn’t like facing but loved having in your team. Peter just fills the goal. Thinking back to my first year at Man Utd, when I struggled, maybe I should have trained against the reserve 'keepers instead. It’s so hard to score against him, psychologically it might have boosted my confidence to get away from him for a while!” - Teddy Sheringham

Did you know?

Schmeichel was the first goalkeeper to score a Premier League goal. He netted in stoppage time for Aston Villa as they lost 3-2 against Everton in October 2001 at Goodison Park.

In February 1998, Schmeichel became the first goalkeeper to keep 100 clean sheets in the Premier League.

Schmeichel kept 112 PL clean sheets for Man Utd, more than any other Red Devils goalkeeper.

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