Peter Schmeichel is a Danish former professional footballer who played as a goalkeeper. He is best known for his most successful years at Manchester United, whom he captained to victory in the 1999 UEFA Champions League Final to complete the Treble. He also won the UEFA Euro 1992 with Denmark.
A fierce competitor, he was known for his loud, unstinting criticism of perceived mistakes by his defenders Unusually for a goalkeeper, he scored 11 goals during his career, including one for the national team. He is also the most capped player for the Denmark national team, with 129 games between 1987 and 2001.
After retirement in 2003 he worked as a pundit for the BBC, being a regular analyst on Match of the Day until 2005. He then began hosting live UEFA Champions League matches on Danish television channel TV3+. However, he still works occasionally as a pundit for the BBC. Peter was a contestant on the 2006 series of Strictly Come Dancing and also appeared on The Weakest Link. He hosted the Danish version of 1 vs 100, and Discovery Channel's programme Dirty Jobs.