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Peter Shilton OBE
English highly regarded sporting legend, Peter Shilton, is considered the best goalkeeper to ever play for England. During his international career, Peter established a record of 125 caps for his country, a feat that has yet to be replicated or defeated.
Peter’s experience of peak performance at the highest levels of sport translates well to corporate environments as a motivational sports speaker. Peter communicates the self-discipline and dedication required to become the world’s best and possesses an infectious desire for success that he tries to instil into every audience member.
An ambitious Shilton considered moving from Leicester after relegation, but decided to stick with his beloved team. Time would show that this was a wise decision, as Shilton impressed England manager Alf Ramsay sufficiently to warrant a debut international performance against East Germany, with England winning the game 3-1. A little over six months later, Leicester was promoted back to the First Division of English Football, with Shilton’s outstanding performances held partly accountable.
During his playing career, Peter won two back-to-back European Cups with the Brian Clough’s Nottingham Forest and was named the PFA Player of the Year for 1977-1978. Shilton earned both an MBE and OBE for his services to football. Shilton’s illustrious career and the dedication needed to perform at this level relates well to corporate audiences, making him a renowned football speaker.
Peter has also been awarded the Order of Merit in 2002 from the PFA and his impact on English Football makes him one of the greatest of English footballing history.
Besides football, Peter has made regular appearances on a whole host of television programmes, including Celebrity Come Dine With Me, Let’s Dance for Sports Relief and the renowned BBC talent show Strictly Come Dancing. Peter’s quick-stepping and waltzing ability confirmed his status as one of the nation’s most loved sports stars.
Creating an exciting new career path as an experienced after dinner speaker and keynote speaker for both corporate and sporting audiences alike, Peter has the ability to give insight into some of football’s most crucial and famous matches while interacting with his audiences with his humour and charm.