Kasper Peter Schmeichel (born 5 November 1986 in Copenhagen) is a Danish professional football goalkeeper, and son of legendary keeper, Peter Schmeichel. He has recently signed for Leeds United, and has played 17 games for the Denmark under-21 national team. He joined Leeds United on 1 July 2010.
Schmeichel began his career with Manchester City, for whom his father, Peter Schmeichel, was playing at the time, but he had loan spells with Darlington, Bury and Falkirk before he made his City debut. Although Schmeichel appeared to have made the City #1 jersey his own at the start of the 2007–08 season, the emergence of Joe Hart resulted in Schmeichel being loaned to Cardiff City. He expressed an interest in remaining with Cardiff, but the departure of Andreas Isaksson meant that Schmeichel was recalled from his loan spell. The signing of Republic of Ireland international Shay Given in January 2009 meant that Schmeichel fell even further down the pecking order at City, and in August 2009, he was allowed to link up with former manager Sven-Göran Eriksson at Notts County.
Personal life: Schmeichel is the son of former Denmark international and Manchester United goalkeeper Peter Schmeichel, who finished his career with Manchester City. Schmeichel is also cousin of ex England Under 17 Stephen Schmeichel-Jarreau. Kasper spent most of his childhood living in England, due to his father’s playing career, and speaks with an English accent. He attended Hulme Hall school in Cheadle. When Alex Bruce joined Kasper at Leeds United, the move saw the two players re-unite after both previously played football together on the streets as children after school.