I was having a conversation last night about Peter Schmeichel. So I ended up searching for videos of him. This is the first one that popped up and it reminded me of just how good this dude was. An absolute beast of a goalkeeper. When we were kids, we had a teammate named Zoli who was from Hungary and who was our goalie. Whenever we would take shots on him pre or post practice, he would do what so many kids do and imagine that they are, their sporting hero. His was Peter Schmeichel.
So tis got me thinking about the greatest goalkeepers of all time. We are always hearing about the greatest players, but we don’t hear the same focus put on goalkeepers nearly as much. So I started searching for that too. I found that Bleacher Report did a list in 2013 of the best goalkeepers of all time. They put Schmeichel at number three. They also put Iker Casillas at number one.
Then I saw another poll that rated the best current goalkeepers in the world. This one was done by the Telegraph. Well, actually it was done by fans who voted. It had David de Gea as the best followed by Manuel Neuer. David de Gea had almost twice as many votes as Neuer. Interesting.
Anyway. The main point of this post was to enjoy the greatness that was Peter Schmeichel. Enjoy.