Peter Shilton OBE




Peter Shilton was the youngest player to play for Leicester City at 16 and a half, taking over from Gordon Banks.
He played for Leicester City, Stoke City, Nottingham Forest, Southampton, Derby County, Plymouth Argyle (Player-Manager) Bolton Wanderers and finishing at Leyton Orient (where he achieved a record 1005 league appearances).
Peter won every trophy in the game (except the F.A. Cup winners medal - runner up in 1969 for Leicester City v. Manchester City) including 2 European Cups in successive years in early 1980's for Nottingham Forest.
Peter made his debut for England in 1970 against East Germany and went on to play 20 years for his country, finishing after the World Cup in Italy 1990. During that time Peter played in 3 World Cups 1982 in Spain, 1986 in Mexico and 1990 in Italy gaining a record number of 125 caps for his Country.
He has also played at Wembley more times than any other player.
Peter's after dinner speech includes unique stories from his extensive career including some funny and informative as well as embarrassing moments!! Personalities like Sir Matt Busby, Gordon Banks, Peter Bonetti, Bobby Robson, Brian Clough and Maradonna (and his Hand of God moment), as well as facts about the hardest shot, the worst striker faced plus penalty moments (in the World Cup semi-final) are all there.
"Peter was absolutely spot on, adapted well to the venue, was approachable, genuine, in fact everything you don't expect in a celebrity!  Would recommend him to anyone, everyone present loved the night." 
Peter's after dinner speech at Bradwell Junior Football Club Sportsmans Dinner

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