Peter Leslie Shilton, OBE, is a former England international football player who used to feature prominently during the 1970s,1980s and 1990s. He played as a goalkeeper and is recognized as one of the best goalkeepers of all time. Shilton holds the record for playing more games than any other player and is also England’s most capped player with 125 caps. He is a world football legend and was named by Pele in March 2004 as one of the 125 greatest living footballers.
Peter Shilton commenced his professional club football career at English side Leicester City in 1966 and played for them until 1974, featuring in 286 league matches.
Shilton was signed by Stoke City in 1974 and in 1977 moved to Nottingham Forest, playing for them until 1982. During his time at Nottingham, Peter Shilton won the First Division championship, the League Cup and two European Cups.
Peter Shilton subsequently went onto play for Southampton between 1982 and 1987, playing 188 league matches for the Saints. He was signed by Derby County in 1987 and he played for thme until 1992, featuring in 175 league matches.
Peter Shilton subsequently went onto play for Plymouth Argyle, Wimbledon, Bolton Wanderers, Coventry City, West Ham United and Leyton Orient.
Peter Shilton made his international debut for England in 1970 and played 125 international matches for his nation. He featured in three World Cup finals for England, including at the 1986 World Cup finals.
Peter Shilton’s 1000th league match came against Brighton & Hove Albion on December 22,1996. He played in five more matches and retired after playing 1005 league matches. He at 47 years of age at the time.