In the long and established history of English football, only few goalkeepers can hold a candle to what Peter Shilton achieved in his incredible career.
— Southampton FC (@SouthamptonFC) September 18, 2019
The former Italia 90 shot-stopper turned 70 this week, and Southampton marked the occasion with a happy birthday post on their social media accounts for Shilton, who made well over 1,000 professional appearances in his 30-year-long footballing career as numbers from Soccer Base show
As expected, some Southampton fans on Twitter praised their former keeper, and here is what some had to say…
Happy birthday shilts one of the best
— Paul Bennett (@PaulBen26932213) September 18, 2019
Happy birthday Mr Shilton
— Rob_J_00 (@RobJ002) September 18, 2019
Happy Birthday Shilts, always worth 10 points a season to the mighty Red and Whites
— Paul Williams (@willsysman) September 18, 2019
Happy birthday @Peter_Shilton
— Alex Tolani (@alex_tolani) September 18, 2019
One of the Best, ever!! Happy birthday Peter!
— Juha Ruokoja (@juihi72) September 18, 2019
Happy Birthday Shilts.
— Ralph's Revolution (@saintbannerman) September 18, 2019
— Keith Durnford (@SanFranSaint) September 18, 2019
Happy Birthday Pete, you can't be that old?, seems like it was only yesterday when you were a Saint, all the best.
— Steve Jarvis (@SteveJarvisSFC7) September 18, 2019
Shilton played over 200 times for the Saints from 1982 to 1987 after a successful spell with Nottingham Forest where the record-England appearance maker won the European Cup twice with Brian Clough.