Schmeichel joins Juan Mata's Common Goal charity
Leicester City goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel has promised to donate one per cent of his salary to charity by becoming the latest footballer to sign up for Common Goal.
The 31-year-old Denmark international says he wants to leave more than just memories behind following his football career and believes his pledge and that of others in the group can make a real difference to poverty-stricken areas around the globe.
Schmeichel joined Common Goal after speaking to the cause's pioneer, Manchester United's Juan Mata. '
Schmeichel, who, with wife Stine Gyldenbrand, has also set up a charity in Denmark called Fodbold Fonden, added: 'From the beginning of my time in football, the common thread has always been teamwork and togetherness.
Schmeichel becomes the 32nd footballer to sign up and the fifth from the Premier League as Common Goal gathers momentum.