ENGLAND shirts worn, and caps won, by legendary football goalkeeper Peter Shilton will be auctioned by Ewbank’s next month.

At the age of 73, more than 25 years
 after retiring, Shilton still holds the record for the most competitive appearances – 1,390 – in world football. He remains England’s most capped player, having turned out 125 times for his country.

The International Federation of Football History and Statistics ranks Shilton eighth in the list of leading goalies of the 20th century. The only other England custodian in the top 10 is Gordon Banks, ranked second.

And on Friday 9 June, Send-based 
Ewbank’s will celebrate the career of Shilton, who retired at the age of 47.

A collector has consigned key pieces of kit from former Nottingham Forest, Leicester City, Southampton and Derby County player Shilton’s international car-eer. All items were bought directly from Shilton and include:

* Shilton’s blue England cap for the 2-2 draw with Argentina in a friendly at Wembley Stadium on 22 May 1974 (estimated at £1,500 to £2,500).

* Shilton’s blue England cap for the 0-0 draw with Italy at Wembley Stadium on 15 November 1989 – Shilton’s 112th appearance for England (estimated at £1,500 to £2,500).

* Shilton’s long-sleeve England shirt worn between 1981 and 1983, with “1” on the back (estimated at £800 to £1,200).

* Shilton’s long-sleeve England shirt from the late 1970s, with “13” on the back (estimated at £500 to £800).

Alastair McCrea, partner and head of entertainment and sporting memorabilia at Ewbank’s, said: “We already have an enviable pedigree selling medals won, and kit worn, by top footballers including Gordon Banks and Norman Whiteside.

“To be able to add the legendary Peter Shilton to our auction ‘team’ is a privilege for us. He is one of the greatest goalkeepers the game has ever known.

“His long career means he has many club affiliations, bringing him an extensive fan base.”