On this day – May 4

It was on this day in 1966 that 16-year-old Peter Shilton made his goal debut for Leicester City. He kept a clean sheet against Everton and Leicester continued to win the match 3-0.

Peter Shilton will play 1,390 racing matches over a 31-year playing career. This amazing number of appearances includes 125 games for England, a record that is to this day.

During Shilton’s career, he won eight major awards. He lifted the Second Division Championship in 1970/71 with Leicester City and the First Division with Nottingham Forest in 1977/78. He was a decisive part of Nottingham Forest, who won two consecutive European Cups with Forest in 1979 and 1980.

In 1997, Shilton made his last career appearance for Leyton Orient against Wigan Athletic at the age of 47! It was his 1005th football league game, a record that is unlikely to ever be broken.

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