One: My Autobiography: The Sunday Times bestseller (Paperback)
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One: My Autobiography: The Sunday Times bestseller (Paperback)

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Published: 26/05/2022
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Shortlisted for the Sports Book Awards Autobiography of the Year 2022

'Why me? How could a boy from a Copenhagen tower block say I want to be a champion with Manchester United and Denmark and make it happen?'

Peter Schmeichel is a giant of football, who won more Premier League titles (five) than any player in his position and captained Manchester United in the incomparable, last-gasp Treble-clinching win over Bayern Munich in the 1999 Champions League final. 'I don't believe a better goalkeeper played the game,' Sir Alex Ferguson said. One: My Autobiography is Schmeichel's story.

In it, he takes us inside the remarkable, winning environment of a club that transformed football during the 1990s, and on to the pitch on that crazy, breathless night in Barcelona in 1999. From Ferguson's unique gifts to Eric Cantona's unique personality, he delivers a close-up and insightful portrait of United's golden era.

However, One: My Autobiography goes way beyond the pitch.

Schmeichel has an incredible family story to tell, starting with his father, Antoni, a brilliant Polish jazz musician who battled demons and for years kept a momentous secret from those around him. And he explores what he has been able to pass on to his own son, Kasper - himself a Premier League-winning goalkeeper and number one in the Danish national side.

Peter's life after football, seldom straightforward, is described with astonishing candour. One: My Autobiography is about football, origins, journeys and legacy.

Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
ISBN: 9781529354126
Number of pages: 416
Weight: 314 g
Dimensions: 196 x 128 x 34 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.

Hardback edition
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“Interesting and insightful”

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

Hardback edition
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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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