After a stellar season between the pipes for Leicester this season, goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel has been rewarded back home in his nation of Denmark with the Danish PFA Player of the Year honor for 2016.
The Denmark international beat out Tottenham midfielder and three-time defending champion Christian Eriksen to win this year’s award. His father Peter Schmeichel was also a three-time winner, earning the title in 1990, 1993 and 1999 as a member of both Brøndby IF and Manchester United.
Schmeichel adds the award to his Danish PFA Young Players’ Player of the Year Award back in 2007. He had 15 clean sheets in 38 appearances for the Foxes in their Premier League-winning campaign in 2015-16.
It’s another award to add to the long list of individual accolade for the Foxes in 2015-16, including Riyad Mahrez earning African Player of the Year and Claudio Ranieri’s recent FIFA Men’s Coach of the Year acknowledgement on Monday.
Congratulations, Kasper! Keep the clean sheets rolling and never leave us.