Peter Shilton

Peter Leslie Shilton OBE (born 18 September 1949) is an English former professional footballer who played as a goalkeeper.

His 30-year career included spells at 11 clubs and he has the distinction of playing over 1,000 league games, including in excess of 100 for each of five different clubs. During his time at Nottingham Forest, Shilton won many honours, including two European Cups, a UEFA Super Cup, the First Division championship, and the Football League Cup.
Shilton represented England at the FIFA World Cup in 1982, 1986 (where Diego Maradona scored two famous goals against him) and 1990, and the UEFA European Championship in 1980 and 1988. Despite not making his World Cup finals debut until the age of 32, Shilton has played in 17 finals matches, and shares the record of 10 clean sheets in World Cup finals matches with French goalkeeper Fabien Barthez.

He holds the all-time record for the most competitive appearances in world football – 1,390. With 125 caps, Shilton is also the England national team’s most-capped player. The IFFHS ranked Shilton among the top ten goalkeepers of the 20th century in 2000.

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