Peter Shilton

1949 - Today

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Peter Leslie Shilton (born 18 September 1949) is an English former professional footballer who played as a goalkeeper. His 30-year career included spells at 11 clubs and he has the distinction of playing over 1,000 league games, including in excess of 100 for each of five different clubs. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Peter Shilton has received more than 2,463,648 page views. His biography is available in 50 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 46 in 2019). Peter Shilton is the 290th most popular soccer player (down from 258th in 2019), the 1,038th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 1,033rd in 2019) and the 11th most popular British Soccer Player.

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Among soccer players, Peter Shilton ranks 290 out of 16,923Before him are Shunichi Kumai, José Santamaría, Sepp Herberger, Takashi Kano, Antonio Carbajal, and Willy van de Kerkhof. After him are Robert Lewandowski, Franck Ribéry, David Villa, Kevin Keegan, Setsu Sawagata, and Enzo Francescoli.

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Among people born in 1949, Peter Shilton ranks 72Before him are Teófilo Cubillas, Brigitte Bierlein, Philippe Starck, Cliff Williams, Salif Keita, and Valery Leontiev. After him are Horst Ludwig Störmer, Carl Bildt, Morten Olsen, Kurmanbek Bakiyev, Miuccia Prada, and Geezer Butler.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Peter Shilton ranks 1,038 out of 6,924Before him are Michael Nyman (1944), Thomas Cochrane, 10th Earl of Dundonald (1775), Adam Ferguson (1723), Thomas Boleyn, 1st Earl of Wiltshire (1477), Isabella Bird (1831), and James Dewar (1842). After him are Karl Jenkins (1944), Edward Bulwer-Lytton (1803), John Russell Hind (1823), Stewart Granger (1913), Alexander R. Todd (1907), and Thomas Chatterton (1752).

Among SOCCER PLAYERS In United Kingdom

Among soccer players born in United Kingdom, Peter Shilton ranks 11Before him are Gordon Banks (1937), Denis Law (1940), Bobby Robson (1933), Kenny Dalglish (1951), Bobby Moore (1941), and Duncan Edwards (1936). After him are Kevin Keegan (1951), Brian Clough (1935), Bob Paisley (1919), Frank Lampard (1978), Ryan Giggs (1973), and Steven Gerrard (1980).

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