One: My Autobiography (Hardback)
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One: My Autobiography (Hardback)

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Hardback 416 Pages / Published: 30/09/2021
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Covering the breadth of his career, from his earliest games in the Danish youth leagues to his career prime at Manchester United, One offers a unique insight into both Peter Schmeichel's life and the inside world of Alex Ferguson’s record-breaking side.

Peter Schmeichel is an undisputed giant of the global game -- and One: My Autobiography is his story. As a serial winner and larger-than-life character with Manchester United and Denmark, he rivalled Gordon Banks and Lev Yashin as the world's greatest goalkeeper. Sir Alex Ferguson, having paid just £505,000 to sign him in 1991, hailed him as 'the bargain of the century'.

Schmeichel would become a key figure in United's successes during the ensuing decade, starting with a first domestic league title in more than a quarter of a century. His silverware spree culminated when he captained Ferguson's side in the incredible, last-gasp Treble-clinching win over Bayern Munich in the 1999 Champions League final.

In One: My Autobiography he delivers the inside track on that crazy, breathless night in Barcelona and on Old Trafford's galaxy of stars, including Eric Cantona and David Beckham, not to mention United's visionary manager.

However, Schmeichel's story is no mere litany of triumphs and household names. He tells how he nearly died aged 15, and recalls a turbulent relationship with his father, an alcoholic Polish musician. His life after football, seldom straightforward, is explored with astonishing candour.

Peter's own son Kasper emulated him by winning the Premier League with Leicester and taking over in Denmark's goal. It is a proud legacy, ensuring that One: My Autobiography is actually the story of two great goalkeeping Schmeichels.

Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
ISBN: 9781529354096
Number of pages: 416
Weight: 709 g
Dimensions: 236 x 160 x 40 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
It's comforting to know that one of the football heroes of my formative years is every bit the role model that I always thought him to be * On Magazine *
One . . . is way beyond the glorified sporting diaries that crowd the shelves at this time of year . . . splendidly rendered * Irish Independent *
Peter Schmeichel charts his exceptionally successful goalkeeping career alongside the remarkable story of his family * Irish Times' Best Sport books of the year *
The best autobiographies are always the ones written when the passing of time allows events to be considered and evaluated in proper perspective . . . Genuine candour runs through the story . . . A quite riveting story * Backpass Magazine *
This is much more than the usual footballer's life story . . . It's warm, frank and conversational in tone . . . Terrific * Daily Mail, 2021's best books for sports fans *
The story of one of the undisputed greats * Sun, Best Books for Christmas *
A rollercoaster ride through the life of the Danish and Manchester United goalkeeper * Evening Standard, Memoirs of the Year *
Engaging, honest and unsentimental . . . riveting * David Walsh, The Sunday Times *

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“Peter Schmeichel”

Very interesting parentage and well written.

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“Interesting and insightful”

Really interesting insight into football at all levels as well as life in general.

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“The autobiography of the greatest Keeper of all time”

Peter Schmeichel was at a time considered the best goalkeeper in the world and is arguably the greatest to have ever played. He was one of my favourite players so I had no hesitation in picking it up when I saw it on... More

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