For those watching closely Kasper Schmeichel and his gloves in the game v. Napoli, you would see Høgh written on them. The message of Lars Høgh and that the iconic Danish goalkeeper had left us this week was honoured by Kasper by his message of course noticed by Danish media and people.
Lars Høgh had a special place in Kasper Schmeichel’s life as he was a close friend of the family and the goalkeeper coach of the national team, and in earlier life the understudy for Kasper’s father Peter when they both represented Denmark.
Kasper is himself a living legend and will soon be, if he continues to play for Leicester, be the goalkeeper with most appereances for the club in history, but he will have to work hard to reach the level of Høgh who had a career with Odense lasting from 1977 to 2000, playing a total of 603 league games for the club, in total 817 games, spending all of his years in senior football with OB.
Høgh only capped 8 times for Denmark but as understudy for Kasper’s father Peter it was not strange to see that modest tally, as we all know Peter being so dominant in World football.
Høgh was voted goalkeeper of the year in Denmark five times, and his presence also resulted in OB winning the title three times in the years Høgh was first choice.
He is also fondly rembered for his participation in the historic OB win v. Real Madrid in 1994 and of course playing in the 1986 World Cup finals in Mexico.
A wonderful gesture from Kasper Schmeichel and of course his gloves from the game can know be remembered for something much more important than the sad defeat.
This shows that football is much more than just a game of two halfs, RIP Lars Høgh.
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