~ 1982 Lladro Porcelain Copy Of The FIFA World Cup Presented To Peter Shilton ~
A rare Lladro porcelain copy of the FIFA World Cup, together with a photograph of England’s most capped player, Peter Shilton, holding the trophy and a signed note of authenticity inscribed, “I hope you enjoy my only world cup! Best, Peter Shilton.”.
Provenance: Presented to Peter Shilton by the Spanish FA during the 1982 World Cup in Spain, FIFA commissioned the current world cup after Brazil were awarded the original Jules Rimet Trophy in 1970 for winning the competition for a record third time.
The new trophy was designed by the Italian sculptor Silvio Gazzaniga, who later designed the current UEFA Cup. The world-renowned Spanish porcelain manufacturer Lladro, in association with Sport Billy productions, were commissioned to make a limited number of presentation copies for the 1982 world cup. The Lladro porcelain copies were never on sale to the public and do not appear in the general Lladro reference book.
~ Peter Shilton ~
Peter Leslie Shilton OBE (born 18 September 1949) is an English former footballer who played as a goalkeeper. He currently holds the record for playing more games for the England men’s national football team than anyone else, earning 125 caps, and holds the all-time record for the most competitive appearances in world football – 1,390. The IFFHS ranked Shilton among the top ten goalkeepers of the 20th century in 2000.
His 30-year career included spells at 11 clubs and he had the distinction of playing over 100 league games for five clubs. During his time at Nottingham Forest, Shilton won many honours, including the First Division championship, two European Cups, a UEFA Super Cup, and the Football League Cup. He also represented England at UEFA Euro 1980, the 1982 FIFA World Cup, the 1986 FIFA World Cup, UEFA Euro 1988 and the 1990 FIFA World Cup. Shilton did not make his World Cup finals debut until the age of 32, but he played in 17 finals matches and shares the record of 10 clean sheets in World Cup finals matches with French goalkeeper Fabien Barthez.