Today we look at the career of the great Peter Shilton, England's most capped player.
Continuing our series of looking at the careers of some of the greatest players to have ever worn the famous Three Lions, we remember the career of Peter Shilton.
Peter has gained more caps for England than any other player. Having been born on September 8th 1949, he made his first team debut with Leicester city in 1966 at the age of just sixteen.
During his 30-year career he played for eleven clubs, making 1005 league appearances along the way. He made his England debut in 1970 in their 3-1 win over West Germany under Alf Ramsey and six months later he helped Leicester city win promotion to the First division.
After a three year spell with Stoke City, Shilton joined newly promoted Nottingham Forest in 1977, who went on to shock the footballing world by winning the league title on their return to the top flight. Even greater success followed as Shilton was a big factor in Forest winning two successive European Cups.
In 1980 England qualified for their first tournament in ten years, the European Championships in Italy. Shilton was a big factor in this qualification, but England were eventually knocked out by the hosts
In his 125 national appearances the England team won 66 of their games. He was still playing at international level in the 1990 World Cup at the age of forty.
In the 1986 world cup, Shilton was in goal for England during the controversial quarter final encounter with Argentina, where he was the subject of "The hand of God" by Diego Maradona and then the famous individual goal as the diminutive player snaked through the majority of the England side before rounding Shilton to score.
Shilton had a brief spell in management in 1992 with Plymouth Argyle and in April 1995 made one league appearance for Bolton Wonderers at the age of forty six. The following season he spent a short time at Coventry City and West Ham United but did not play a first team match for either.
When Shilton was forty seven years old he signed for Leyton Orient in division three and made his 1000th league appearance in December 1996 in their 2-0 win against Brighton. He went on to make another five appearances for Leyton Orient before retiring from football.
During his playing career Peter Shilton won PFA player of the year and has received the MBE and OBE for his services to football. In 1990 after his retirement he was awarded the Order of merit by the PFA.