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Schmeichel celebrates 10yrs stint with Leicester City

LEICESTER, ENGLAND - MAY 23: Kasper Schmeichel of Leicester City warms up prior to the Premier League match between Leicester City and Tottenham Hotspur at The King Power Stadium on May 23, 2021 in Leicester, England. A limited number of fans will be allowed into Premier League stadiums as Coronavirus restrictions begin to ease in the UK. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)

Kasper Schmeichel has been celebrating ten years as a Leicester City player – and he is not done yet.

Sunday marked exactly a decade since Schmeichel joined Leicester from Leeds United in 2011.

Since then, he has won the Championship, the Premier League, the FA Cup and played in the Champions League and Europa League for the Foxes.

The goalkeeper has made 424 appearances for the club – only five men have played more in City colours.

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Schmeichel is currently starring at Euro 2020 and has helped Denmark reach the quarter-final stage.

It has been an emotional roller coaster for the Danes, having seen star player Christian Eriksen collapse during their opening group game after suffering a cardiac arrest.

Eriksen is thankfully now recovering in hospital, while Schmeichel and co have recovered from losing their first two matches to qualify for the last 16, where they produced a superb display to beat Wales 4-0.

That has set up a quarter-final showdown with the Czech Republic in Baku, Azerbaijan, on Saturday (5pm kick-off).

Although Schmeichel is away on international duty, he was inundated with messages from Leicester fans on social media, thanking him for his service over the past ten years.

One said on Twitter: “What a brilliant 10 years it has been!! Loyal, professional, phenomenal keeper and all round awesome guy. We really lucked out when we signed this legend.”

Another tweeted: “This man. 10 years. Please stay forever.”

A third fan posted: “Simply a legend and one of the best. Thank you for everything so far and for what’s to come.”

At 34, Schmeichel is clearly not ready to rest on his laurels and is keen to add more chapters to his Leicester story.

“Thanks for all the love and support over the last 10 years,” he said on Twitter.

“It’s been incredible! More to come…”

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