Friday, August 31, 2007

Obscure Football Reference of the Day

Like father, like son

Three cheers to Mayfairgirl for the link to the Schmeichel, the name Chesney gave to his Great Dane. However, for the sake of historical accuracy and football trivia, the Great Dane on the show is named after another great Dane - Peter Schmeichel - who is actually the father of Kasper Schmeichel, who is seen in the link. The father Peter played for Manchester United from 1991 to 1999, was voted the best goalkeeper in the world in 1992 amd 1993, and is the most capped player in the history of the Danish National football team. The son Kasper is in his first season in the top flight of English football, and has had a great start to his his career playing for Manchester City, the other big club in Manchester.


Corrie Quebec said...

Kasper's been brilliant. He was on on Sportsnet last Saturday. He almost even scored a goal at the end of the game.

traikman said...

Actually it was Jack and Tyrone that named the dog, not Chez. Stickler for details, I know.