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Peter Shilton OBE takes in historic night for Leicester as City progress in Champions League

England and Leicester City legend Peter Shilton OBE was present at the King Power Stadium for one of the biggest nights in the club’s history, as they advanced to the quarter-finals of the Champions League for the first time.

Peter was interviewed by broadcaster BT Sport at pitch side level, giving his thoughts on Leicester’s chances before the historic game.

Having trailed Spanish side Sevilla 2-1 from the first leg, Leicester managed to defeat the visitors 2-0, goals from Wes Morgan and Marc Albrighton ensuring safe passage to the last eight and a 3-2 victory on aggregate.

Following the thrilling game, Peter was invited into the home dressing room to continue the celebrations. He met the victorious players, including current Leicester goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel and his father, former Manchester United keeper Peter Schmeichel.

Born and bred in Leicester, Peter began his illustrious goalkeeping career at City in 1966, making 286 appearances and even managing a solitary goal. Later in his career he had significant stints at the likes of Nottingham Forest, Southampton and Derby County, and remains England’s most capped player ever, with 125 caps, finishing his playing career in 1997, 31 years after it began.

To book Peter for a private event or conference contact Amelia Neate at Champions on 08453 31 30 31 or email aneate@championsukplc.com

Congratulations to Peter and Steph on their wedding.

Congratulations are in order for Peter and Steph on their wedding this weekend.   

The former Leicester, Nottingham Forest and England goalkeeper announced his engagement to jazz singer Steph in April 2015.

England’s most capped player of all time with 125 appearances, Peter and Steph tied the knot at Ipswich’s Hintlesham Hall in a wonderful ceremony surrounded by the couple’s friends and family.       

The couple met in 2011 and are now looking forward to sharing a happy life together. 

 Amongst the guests attending the event were Derek Redmond, Gregg Wallace, Bill Roache OBE and John H Stracey.  

Peter Shilton joins forces with Vauxhall for #GetIN disguise prank video

Peter made a special visit to Wembley Stadium to play a prank on fellow footballing legends Graeme Le Saux and Ray Parlour, as well as players and fans who were at the match. Organised by Vauxhall, Peter was disguised as an overly officious groundsman who wound up the visitors until he revealed himself at the end of the match.

The viral video has already ratcheted up thousands of views and the response has been fantastic.

“I was made up to look like a bearded, long-haired groundsman,” said Peter. “I know Ray and Graeme very well so I was nervous as I thought they would recognise me straight away. I was also slightly concerned about my acting skills and having to change my voice. In the end, I had a whale of a time!

“It was something I had never tried before and not something generally I’m known for but I thoroughly enjoyed myself when I realised they hadn’t realised it was me! It was one of the funniest times I’ve had for quite some time.

“Everyone was absolutely shocked to find out it was me and the video has a great ending so I encourage everyone to take a look!”

 

To book Peter Shilton OBE for media appearances, ambassadorial opportunities or for your company’s next event, please call Amelia Neate at Champions (UK) plc on 08453 31 30 31 or email aneate@championsukplc.com.

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