Arguably the greatest goalkeeper in history. Peter Schmeichel was inducted into the English Football Hall of Fame in 2003 in recognition of his impact on the English game. In March 2004, he was named as one of the “125 greatest living footballers”, at the FIFA 100 celebrations.
Regarded as one of the best goalkeepers to ever grace the game, Peter Schmeichel MBE was twice voted the “World’s Best Goalkeeper” claiming the accolades in 1992 and 1993. The Danish stopper who enjoyed the majority of his success whilst playing for Manchester United, captained the Red Devils to the historic treble in 1999. Now retired, Schmeichel is a regular commentator and is proving to be a popular addition to all events as a Question and Answer guest and football speaker.
A career which spanned 22 years including a UEFA Euro win in 1992, Schmeichel managed to get his named on the score sheet 10 times throughout his career, including once for his country; he is the most capped Danish player of all time having amassed 129 International caps, including 30 times as captain, and has appeared at World Cups and European Championships. A prolific goalkeeper, captain and role model, Schmeichel was well loved and respected throughout his career, something which he continues through into his appearances and speeches during events. A gentle giant both with his physicality and personality, Peter Schmeichel currently holds the record for the most impressive clean sheets-to-game ratio with 42% of his Premier League appearances resulting in a clean sheet, a statistic which sets him in good stead as a football speaker.
Articulate as a sports speaker and a truly impressive playing career, Peter Schmeichel is now a stalwart of punditry holding a role with BBC’s ‘Match of the Day’ providing analysis and opinions of Premier League matches on a regular basis. A stint on the BBC’s reality show ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ further established his superiority and popularity with the British public, and helped his cause as a sports speaker.
Peter is an accomplished TV presenter and football analyst, working for the Premier League Channel, the BBC and Danish TV3+. Eloquent and a coherent sports speaker, Peter Schmeichel’s appearance at any occasion as a football speaker is sure to add a new depth and edge to any occasion; a legend within the world of football, his addition to your event is certain to ensure it’ll leave a lasting impression on your guests as they’ll meet a real sporting idol. Able to complete guest appearances, television work and attend golf days, the addition of Peter Schmeichel is one which will add a depth to any occasion. He is an exceptional motivational speaker and in high demand as an event host and after dinner speaker, well-known for his fantastic sense of humour. Global ambassador for Carlsberg, and brand ambassador for First & Tipico
Matthew Willetts MA is the Director of Comicus who has over 35 years experience in television, film, theatre, and comedy club/cabaret entertainment, working as a performer, screenwriter, producer and agent. He lectured at Southampton Solent University in Comedy, Screenwriting, Television, Theatre & Radio. Matthew can sometimes be seen and heard on TV & Radio and often quoted in the national press and media publications. As well as speaking regularly at festivals and industry conferences, he has been a judge at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and the Montreux Television Festival.
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