Shilton

Peter Shilton

In 1963 whilst playing in goal for Leicester City schoolboys he was spotted by Gordon Banks and within 4 years he forced the departure of Banks by giving Leicester an ultimatum on who should be first choice goalkeeper.

He made his England debut in 1970 when Alf Ramsey gave him his debut against East Germany. Following Gordon Bank's car crash which resulted in the loss of his eye and ended his career meant that the England squad had two keepers in Shilton and Ray Clemence, Shilton was deemed the first choice obtaining 125 caps as opposed to Clemence's 61 caps.

After retiring from football he moved onto a successful after dinner speaking career. His son Sam is also a professional footballer having played for Coventry City and Hinckley United.

International Career

TeamYearsAppearancesGoalsGoals to Game Ratio
England U231968 - 197213N/AN/A
England1970 - 1990125N/AN/A
Total138N/AN/A

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