Top 5 Kasper Schmeichel’s Memories at Leicester City As He Joins French Club Nice

Top 5 Kasper Schmeichel’s Memories at Leicester City As He Joins French Club Nice

  • Kasper Schmeichel has officially left Leicester City after an illustrious 11 years marked with extreme highs
  • Schmeichel was always the safe pair of hands between the posts as Leicester gained promotion in 2014 before winning the Premier League in 2016
  • He leaves Leicester City having been the captain for the last couple of seasons after the exit of Wes Morgan

Kasper Schmeichel brought to an end his 11-year stay at Leicester City after he completed a three-year deal to Ligue 1 club, Nice.

Schmeichel was involved heavily in the club's unprecedented success in the last decade that started with them gaining promotion to the top-flight in the 2013/2014 season.

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Wes Morgan and Kasper Schmeichel of Leicester City pose with the Premier League Trophy in 2016. Photo by Michael Regan.
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The 35-year-old took to Twitter to highlight some of his high moments and memories, and Sports Brief has compiled a list.

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1. Winning the Championship - 2014

Leicester City literally swept aside everyone in the Championship season of 2013/2014 and won the league with 102 points. At that time, the club was under Nigel Pearson.

2. Winning the Premier League - 2016

This remains to be one of the most historic achievements in Premier League history. Marshalled by Claudio Ranieri, the Foxes rode emphatically to the top of the Premier League. In Schmeichel's words,

Not sure there will ever be a moment that comes close to this one… defying the odds and lifting the Premier League trophy. Dream come true.

3. The death of Leicester City's owner -2018

Undoubtedly the lowest moment of Schmeichel's stay at Leicester. The club was thrown into grieving when Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha, the owner, died in a helicopter crash minutes after leaving the King Power stadium.

4. Winning the FA Cup - 2021

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Now the club's captain, Schmeichel, led his side to another surprise win over Chelsea in the FA Cup. A Youri Tielemans thunderbolt was enough to secure victory for Brendan Rodgers's side. But the Danish goalkeeper had his moments in the game's dying minutes with amazing saves.

5. Winning the Community Shield - 2021

They followed it up with another victory in the Premier League's curtain raiser against Manchester City.

Schmeichel signed off with a message to Leicester City's supporters,

11 seasons… made so special by the people behind the scenes, those on the pitch alongside me and by the fans.
Your support has been amazing. I’m very grateful to each and every one of you.
Thank you and I will see you all soon. Kasper

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