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Peter Shilton

Peter Shilton
Peter Shilton, December 2008
Personal information
Full namePeter Leslie Shilton
Date of birth18 September 1949(age 67)
Place of birthLeicester, England
Height1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing positionGoalkeeper

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Peter Leslie Shilton OBE (born 18 September 1949 in Leicester, England) is a former English footballer who played as a goalkeeper. He currently holds the record for playing more games for England than anyone else, earning 125 caps.

In a 30-year career, which included eleven different clubs, three World Cups, two European Cup finals and more than 1,000 competitive matches, Shilton emerged as one of the English game's genuine legends. He has the rare distinction of having played over 100 league games for five different clubs. Shilton did not make his World Cup finals debut until the age of 32 but he played in 17 finals matches and shares the record 10 clean sheets in World Cup finals with French keeper Fabien Barthez.

During his time at Nottingham Forest he won two European Cups, a UEFA Super Cup, the First Division championship, the Football League Cup and many other honours.

Shilton also holds the all-time record for the most competitive appearances in world football.

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