One of the true legends of the English game, Peter Shilton enjoyed a glittering 30-year professional career in which he made over 1,000 competitive appearances for 11 different clubs and earned the admiration and respect from team-mates and opponents alike.
It was however on the international stage that the goalkeeper would make his real mark. First capped in 1970, Shilton went on represent his country 125 times, making him the most capped player in English history and for two decades and household name across the world.
In total, he featured in 17 World Cup finals games for England, including the semi-final against West Germany in Italy in 1990, but is the quarter-final against Argentina four years earlier for which he is destined to be best remembered.
The game against Argentina remains one of the most controversial in the tournament’s long history after Diego Maradona’s self-proclaimed handball for his side’s first goal, jumping with Shilton for a loose ball in the box and coining the immortal phrase ‘The Hand of God’.
Peter Shilton is one of the greatest goalkeepers the game has ever produced and played a record 125 games for England.