Aston Villa have had some iconic figures play for the club in the past and Peter Schmeichel has to fall into that category.
Whilst the Danish international was coming towards the end of his career when he arrived in the West Midlands, he was still a legendary figure in the game.
That’s after the eight years he spent at Manchester United, years which saw Schmeichel play an integral part as the Red Devils won five league titles and also the Champions League.
Whilst the stopper will always be remembered for his time at Old Trafford, he did actually make some history with Villa – by becoming the first Premier League keeper to score a goal.
Twitter: The first ever #PL goal scored by a goalkeeper! 👀
Peter Schmeichel v Everton back in 2001…
#GoalOfTheDay #AVFC https://t.co/1RE80in9XI (@AVFCOfficial)
The effort, a well-hit volley from a corner, came against Everton at Goodison Park, although unfortunately it counted for little as his side lost 3-2.
Villa looked back at that landmark moment on Twitter this afternoon as they shared a clip of the goal and here we look at some of the responses…
Twitter: @AVFCOfficial Also the oldest player to score for Aston Villa in the Premier League. (@dirk1978)
Twitter: @AVFCOfficial @premierleague Legend (@xaviergregan97)
Twitter: @AVFCOfficial @premierleague What a legend @peterschmeichel (@ingsaadi)
Twitter: @AVFCOfficial @premierleague @jamesmcm14
(a) what a finish
(b) not the greatest away kit (@NiallHynes)
Twitter: @AVFCOfficial I forgot he played for us! 🤯 (@MitchM77)
Twitter: @AVFCOfficial I was there and had already left the ground. When I saw score and scorer via text notification I was… https://t.co/qpnyiBKFaZ (@curteece81)
Twitter: @AVFCOfficial Takes a shot like hes kicking the ball from a goal kick (@LeeBond_)