As an English sporting legend and highly regarded football speaker throughout the sporting world, Peter Shilton is one of the best goalkeepers 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.
Peter’s experience of peak performance at the highest levels of sport translates well to corporate environments as a sports speaker. Peter communicates vividly the self-discipline and dedication it takes to become the world’s best and possesses an infectious desire for success that he tries to instill into every audience member.
An ambitious Shilton considered moving from Leicester after relegation, but decided to stick with his boyhood team. Time would show that this was a wise decision, as Shilton impressed England manage 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 were promoted back to the First Division of English Football, thanks in part to Shilton’s outstanding performances.
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 true greats 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 best 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 humour and charm.
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“Peter Shilton has worked with Vauxhall Motors on numerous occasions connected to our England Team Sponsorship, both in person at events and digitally through our online channels. He is extremely personable and professional and always allows that extra bit of time to make the experience for our guests in meeting a true England Legend a memory to treasure” – Sponsorship Marketing Manager, Vauxhall
“Peter was professional, great company, circulated very well with all guests and proved invaluable with the auction. Peter was an absolute pleasure to work with; I couldn’t recommend him highly enough.” – Dawn Kerry, Fern Training and Development Limited
“On behalf of Craig’s Heartstrong Foundation I would like to thank both you and Peter for helping me organise a very special night. We have raised another £5,000 from this year’s ball and are already thinking about next year. It was a great honour for me to look after Peter for the weekend and I am very pleased he enjoyed his stay.” – Paul Healy, For and on behalf of Craig’s Heartstrong Foundation
“As our celebrity guest, Peter Shilton was consummately professional with a brilliant stage presence, just like all those record breaking appearances for England.” – Derek Collins, SCI Youth Football Festivals
Peter was brilliant. An excellent speaker with a tremendous personality, who simply went with the flow. Everyone enjoyed his company and he was a delight to work with. – Madeline Chainey, MHS Homes
His after dinner speech was very entertaining and funny and he was very obliging when it came to signing autographs and having photographs taken. So all in all the perfect gentleman. Really pleased, he did a terrific job for us. – Sharon, National Meat Awards
I must say that Peter was a great guest, and was warm and friendly with both our customers and staff and we enjoyed his company. His speech in the evening was very engaging and included some interesting and funny anecdotes of his career, which all the guests seemed to enjoy and I would appreciate it if you could pass on my thanks. – Janine Harris, Qualitex
Peter was lovely to work with, he was professional and spoke for longer than originally briefed, which was generous of him. He shared lots of funny and interesting anecdotes from his career as a footballer and was happy to answer questions post talk. It was also appreciated that he took the time to meet and speak with manufacturer guests after his talk and spend some face time with important sponsors of the event. Peter was a pleasure to work with. – kate howard, Fleet 200