Stephanie Hayward is now working with the Government to raise awareness of associated issues including mental health problems. Moreover, she is best known as the wife of Peter Shilton, who is an English former professional footballer who played as a goalkeeper. Who Is Stephanie Hayward, Peter Shilton’s Wife?
Stephanie Hayward: Wife Of Peter Shilton
Stephanie Hayward is best known as the wife of Peter Shilton, represented England at the FIFA World Cup in 1982, 1986 and 1990, and the UEFA European Championship in 1980 and 1988.
Moreover, in September 1970, Peter married Sue Flitcroft, and the couple now have two sons, Michael and Sam. Shilton’s wife has announced that they are separating after 40 years of marriage in December 2011. In March 2015, it was announced that Shilton would marry his second wife, jazz singer Stephanie Hayward, who had gotten engaged to him the previous year.
On December 10, 2016, Shilton and Hayward were married at St Peter and Paul Church in West Mersea. In March 2013, Shilton was charged with driving while intoxicated. He was sentenced to 20 months of imprisonment and ordered to pay £1,020 in fines. Shilton has declared his support for the United Kingdom’s withdrawal from the European Union.
In January 2020, Shilton stated that he had overcome a 45-year gambling addiction with the aid of his wife, Steph. Shilton is currently working with the government to raise awareness about associated problems such as mental health issues.
Peter Shilton Career Explored
Shilton was 13 years old when he started training at schoolboy level with his local club Leicester City in 1963. He impressed first-team goalkeeper Gordon Banks, who stated that he was exceptional.”
Shilton made his Leicester City debut in May 1966, at the age of 16, against Everton and his potential was quickly recognized, with the Leicester City management siding with their teenage prodigy and selling World Cup winner Banks to Stoke City shortly afterwards.
Shilton became a regular member of the Leicester first team from then on, even scoring a goal in October 1967 after collecting the ball at his own end and shooting it into the net; Campbell Forsyth miscalculated Shilton’s long punt upfield, which instead of splashing harmlessly in the mud spun off the pitch and flew over Forsyth’s head into the goal. The match ended 5–1 in Leicester’s favour.
Shilton made his debut for Leicester City in the final match of the season, a 3-2 win over Sheffield United at Old Trafford that clinched promotion to the First Division. The 19-year-old Shilton was one of the youngest goalkeepers to appear in an FA Cup Final, making his appearance against Manchester City at Wembley.
Shilton, who had previously been the youngest player to play in an FA Cup Final at 16 years old, would not participate in another. The score was 1-0 after half an hour, when Manchester City’s Neil Young scored his team’s only goal. Despite everything Shilton accomplished and honors, he would not appear in another FA Cup final again.