Schmeichel listed for award

PUBLISHED : Wednesday, 12 August, 1998, 12:00am
UPDATED : Wednesday, 12 August, 1998, 12:00am

Wiesbaden, Germany: Denmark's Peter Schmeichel has been shortlisted for European soccer's 'Goalkeeper of the Century' award to be announced in January.

The Manchester United stalwart is the only 'keeper currently active among the seven nominated yesterday by the International Federation of Football History and Statistics (IFFHS).

England's Gordon Banks, Lev Yashin of the Soviet Union, Sepp Maier of Germany, Frantisek Planicka of Czechoslovakia, Ricardo Zamora of Spain and Italy's Dino Zoff were the six other names on the list. The winner of the European Goalkeeper of the Century award will be announced at the World Football Gala '99 in next January.