Main Page | See live article | Alphabetical index

Peter Shilton

Peter Shilton (born September 18, 1949) was a English footballerer playing as goalkeeper, and later a club manager.

He played for 11 English league clubs:

For these various clubs he accumulated a record 1005 League appearances (being the first to pass the 1000 mark), in a massive total of 1390 first class appearances.

He played for the English national football team more times -- 125 -- than any other player. He was on the losing side in 24 of these games, on the winning side 66 times. He continued to play for England until quite late in his career - he was part of the England side in the 1990 World Cup - at the age of 40. Four years earlier he was the victim of Diego Maradona's controversial Hand of God goal in a World Cup quarter-final.

He managed Plymouth Argyle between 1992 and 1995. He was initally very successful, but eventually fell out with several members of the playing and coaching staff as well as chairman, Dan MacCauley.