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Peter Shilton

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Peter Leslie Shilton

Peter Shilton was born on September 18, 1949 in Leicester, England. English footballer who played in the goalkeeper position. He participated in the 1982, 1986 and 1990 World Cups. Peter also played in the European Football Championship in 1980 and 1988. He won the Champion Clubs’ Cup in 1979 and 1980. Peter replaced the legendary goalkeeper Gordon Banks when he was still young.

Leicester City

 Peter Shilton at the age of 13 joined the infrastructure of the Leicester City club. He played in the team’s infrastructure for three years. He played his first league game against Everton in May 1966. In October 1967, he scored Southampton first and only goal in his career. He became the FA Cup finalist in 1969. He was the youngest player to participate in this tournament. Leicester City became champion in the Football League Second Division in the 1970-71 season. Moreover, he became the champion in FA Charity Shield in 1971. Peter Shilton played 286 matches in Leicester City from 1966 to 1974.

Nottingham Forest

Peter Shilton was transferred from Stoke City to Nottingham Forest in 1977. In his first season, he conceded only 18 goals in 37 league matches. He won many trophies in Nottingham Forest. Firstly, he won the First Division League Championship in the 1977-78 season. He became the champion in FA Charity Shield in 1978,  won the English League Cup in 1979 & won the Champion Clubs’ Cup in 1979 and 1980. Finally, he became the finalist in the European Super Cup in 1979 and the Intercontinental Cup in 1980. Peter Shilton played 202 matches in Nottingham Forest until 1982. 

Southhampton

Peter Shilton played 188 games in Southhampton from 1982 to 1987. He did not win any trophies here.

England Sub Leagues

He played in Derby County, Plymouth Argyle, Wimbledon, Bolton Wanderers, Coventry City and West Ham United in turn after he left Southampton in 1987. By the way In 1996 he transferred to Leyton Orient to increase the total count of matches to 1000. So He entered the Guinness Book of Records. 

National Team Career.

Peter Shilton played 13 matches from 1968 to 1972 in his UK U-23 team. He played against West Germany in November 1970 and only conceded one goal. In this match, England won the match by scoring three goals of the national team.  Most importantly In 1972, he also played in the Swiss match in the qualifying of the European Football Championship. He couldn’t play very often because his first goalkeeper was Gordon Banks. When Gordon Banks had a car accident in October 1972, Peter Shilton became the first goalkeeper.

Peter Shilton participated in the 1974 FIFA World Cup, 1980 European Football Championship, 1982 FIFA World Cup, 1986 FIFA World Cup and 1990 FIFA World Cup with the England national team. He also became the champion in the Rous Cup in 1986, 1988 and 1989.  After the 3-1 defeat of Italy on July 7, 1990, he left football in his 125th national game.

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