Peter Shilton is one of the most reputable names in English football and one of the world’s greatest ever goalkeepers. Renowned for his stand out positioning, he now excels in his stand out after dinner speeches with his Peter Shilton booking agent. An all-round legend and king of his domain with over a thousand professional appearances and England’s most capped player with 125 performances in 3-Lions shirt, he has collected an unprecedented amount of experience within the game. Peter has won an incredible collection of awards throughout his career, both personal accolades and team titles, so it is only right to look back at his glistening career whether you were watching him play during his reign in goal or a younger fan looking to find out what all the fuss is about.
5. OBE/England Order of Merit
For his services to football, Peter Shilton not only received an OBE, but was inducted into the England Order Of Merit in 2002. These awards are testament to his huge and successful career, and markedly set him out as one of the true England greats. Only befitting for England’s most capped player of all time. The fact that he has this to his name only raises his incredible profile of achievement, yet Peter remains humble, professional and eloquent in his talks.
4. PFA Player’s Player of the Year Award
Shilton received the PFA Player’s Player of the Year award in 1978, an award given by fellow professional footballer’s for the player who has performed the best in that same year in English football. The fact that he, as a¯Goalkeeper, was recognised by his fellow professionals as the outstanding player only furthered the significance of the award. Other legends of the game such as John Terry have called the award “the ultimate accolade to be voted for by your fellow professionals whom you play against week-in and week-out”, and only the most elite bracket of players are amongst the list of winners.
3. Nottingham Forest League Winner, 1978
In the same season he was voted the PFA Player of the Year, Peter led newly promoted underdogs Nottingham Forest to glory under the tutelage of Brian Clough. They would also win the League Cup that same season, and joined an exclusive company of clubs to have won the league championship one season¯after getting promoted.
2. Hand of God
The most memorable football moment ever? Certainly for England fans it serves as the most unforgettable moment in the nation’s sporting history. To call the moment cheating is somewhat simplistic, as it was one of the shrewdest moments in the history of arguably the greatest player the world has ever seen, as Shilton was on the end of some ‘divine intervention’ from none other than Diego Maradona, who scored with his hand to condemn England to an infamous defeat in the 1986 World Cup. We all know that in the same game he would go on to score one of the best goals ever seen, but Shilton was completely helpless for both due to Maradona’s ‘brilliance’. Although this isn’t his own achievement, Shilton will always be remembered at the victim of the quarter-final that would go down in football folklore and a massive part of Shilton’s career.
1. Nottingham Forest Win The European Cup – Twice!
With Shilton widely regarded as the best goalkeeper in the world during this period, he would go on to win the most prestigious club competition in the world with Nottingham Forest twice in 1979 and 1980. His team’s victory in this competition and the League/League Cup would recently be immortalised in the film ‘I Believe in Miracles’, which was the highest grossing sports film in the UK in 2015, documenting the greatest achievement in European football history. At this stage, Shilton was England’s number one and Forest’s best player, leading the team from the goalmouth. He would go on to have an illustrious career with several other teams, and his plethora of experiences has given him an unparalleled array of anecdotes for his motivational talks and after dinner speeches with booking agency MN2S