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Time well spent Danish football legend Peter Schmeichel finds his new favourite watering hole namesake in Dublin

In the book, Schmeichel discusses his time at United and includes stories from his upbringing

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Peter Schmeichel and his new favourite Dublin boozer

Peter Schmeichel and his new favourite Dublin boozer

Peter Schmeichel and his new favourite Dublin boozer

Danish football legend Peter Schmeichel has posed for a picture with his new favourite watering hole namesake in Dublin. 

Best known for his goalkeeping prowess at Manchester United that he captained to victory in the 1999 UEFA Champions League Final, Schmeichel is in town for a series of book signings of ‘One: My Autobiography’.

Posing for a picture outside the great old Dublin boozer, Peter's Pub, located near St Stephen's Green, he added: "Time well spent in between book signings."

While the talented goalkeeper retired in 2003, his son Kasper now plays football professionally with Leicester City and on the national team for Denmark.

In the book, Schmeichel discusses his time at United and includes stories from his upbringing, what it was like to become a European Championship winner with Denmark in 1992, and a father to Kasper.

Peter said: “A question I’ve been asking myself for years is: why me? How come I could say at eight years of age, ‘I want to play for Denmark, I want to win the FA Cup at Wembley with Manchester United’ and make it happen? Through writing this book I found some of my answers and I hope the story of how one little boy from Copenhagen did it might inspire others who want to dream big.

“I have no regrets about my career. How could I? But in my journey from part-time footballer in the Danish four tier to Champions League winning captain, there were ups, downs and many emotions. A few mistakes too. Normally, I’m not one for looking backwards but it was time to relive and be honest about them all.

“I share my family’s remarkable, crazy and at times, unbelievable history. Everyone knows my son, but I don’t think anyone would guess the secret life my dad led. Family, legacy and meaning - the why get more important, the more you mature. This is not just a football book, it is about them all.’’

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