​Leicester City goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel has been named the Danish PFA Player of the year for 2016.

The Premier League winner was presented the award by his father Peter Schmeichel, who won the accolade himself on three occasions in the 90's, at the annual awards show hosted by Danish TV channel DR.

The 30-year-old unseated compatriot Christian Eriksen, with the Tottenham man being named Denmark's best in 2013, 2014 and 2015. His performances between the sticks helped inspire the Foxes to a historical Premier League title win last season, staving off both Arsenal and Spurs to claim top honours.

Schmeichel was a nominee the two previous years, yet was unable to top Eriksen. This year, however, there was no doubt who would be walking away with the prestigious award, given the stopper's remarkable achievement.


He joins teammate Riyad Mahrez in receiving individual praise this year. The Algerian winger was named African Footballer of the year earlier this month, having won the PFA Player of the Year at the end of last season.