Peter Shilton is a Legendary British goalkeeper, from 1970 to 1990, for two decades, he played with England’s national team. In his 30-year career, he played for 11 clubs.
Shilton represented England at the 1982, 1986, and 1990 FIFA World Cups and as well as the 1980 and 1988 UEFA European Championships. Shilton has appeared in 17 World Cup finals matches despite not making his debut until he was 32 years old and he also holds the record for the cleanest sheets in World Cup finals games with French goalkeeper Fabien Barthez who has 10.
He is also the most capped player of the England national team and was listed in the top ten goalkeepers of the 20th century by the IFFHS in 2000.
|Real Name||Peter Leslie Shilton|
|Date of Birth||18 September 1949|
|Birth Place||Leicester, United Kingdom|
|Age||72 years old|
Sue Shilton (1970-2011)
Stephanie Hayward (2016-present)
|Mother’s Name||May Shilton|
|Father’s Name||Not revealed|
|Eyes Color||Dark Brown|
Peter Shilton Biography-A successful Goalkeeper Who Failed to Achieve Success as Player Manager
Peter Shilton OBE began his goalkeeping career as a Leicester City rookie at the age of 15, his debut at the age of 16, and became the club’s youngest-ever player. After the club sold Gordon Banks, Peter began playing for them at the age of 17.
Peter represented England at all levels while at the club, earning promotions, playing in the FA Cup Final in 1969, and even scoring a goal against Southampton when he was just 18 years old. Peter played for the club until 1974.
In November 1974, Shilton signed a contract with Stoke City for In November 1974, Shilton signed a contract with Stoke City for £325,000, a then-record fee for a goalkeeper. Shilton participated in 26 games for Stoke in 1974–75, a season in which they came close to winning the league.
In September 1977, he was sold to Nottingham Forest. After receiving a £250,000 offer from Nottingham Forest, Shilton signed one month into the new campaign. He pulled a save in the deciding 0-0 tie with Coventry City that was hailed by commentators as one of his best-ever stops.
From 1982 until 1988, Peter played for Southampton Football Club, reaching three semi-finals, two FA Cups, a League Cup, and finishing second in the Premier League. Peter was a 20-year England player from 1970 to 1990, and he still holds the record for the most male football caps in England with 125 appearances.
The infamous “Hand of God” incident involving Diago Maradona took place during the 1986 World Cup. with 10 goals shared in 17 games, Peter and Fabien Barthez had a world record.
Shilton joined the Derby side and left in February 1992 when he was offered by Plymouth Argyle to become player-manager. After all these successful years, his career started to go downhill.
Shilton played in his one thousandth League match on December 22, 1996, against Brighton and Hove Albion. The match was broadcast live on Sky Sports, and before it, the Football League gave Shilton a special edition of the Guinness Book of Records. At the end of the 1996-1997 season, he played five more games before retiring after 1,005 league games, he was 47 years old at the time.
Family and Wife Details- Overcoming 45 years’ of Gambling Addiction
In September 1970, Shilton married Sue Flitcroft and they had two sons named Michael and Sam. Sam has become a professional footballer. After 40 years of marriage, the couple announced in December 2011 that they are splitting.
In March 2013, Shilton was banned for 20 months and was ordered to pay a £1,020 fee when he was charged with drinking and driving.
Shilton and jazz singer Stephanie got engaged in 2014 and announced their wedding. In December 2016, the pair exchanged vows in the Parish of St Peter and St. Paul Church in West Mersea.
Shilton revealed in January 2020 that his wife Steph has assisted him in overcoming a 45-year gambling addiction. He was currently collaborating with the government to increase public awareness of related topics including mental health problems.
Shilton’s Net Worth
Peter Shilton’s net worth is approximately $1 million to $2 million on the basis of data from Wikipedia, Forbes, and Business Insider.
The majority of Peter’s income comes from his career as a pro soccer player. His expected salary is $438,058.