Saturday, 16 February, 2019

England's World Cup-winning keeper Banks dead at 81

Gordon Banks Gordon Banks England's 1966 World Cup winning goalkeeper dies aged 81
Rita Gibson | 12 February, 2019, 14:27

Banks, who was born in Sheffield, was regarded by many as the best goalkeeper to ever play the game and is well remembered for his wonder save from Brazil legend Pele during the 1970 World Cup.

Mr Banks made 628 appearances during a 15-year career in the Football League and won 73 caps for his country.

"RIP Gordon Banks. England legend, your legacy will live on".

He also played every game of England's 1966 World Cup heroics and won the League Cup with Stoke and Leicester before retiring in 1973.

"It is with great sadness that we announce that Gordon passed away peacefully overnight", started the message from his family.

Banks lost the sight in his right eye after being injured in a road accident in 1972 and retired at the age of 34 as a result.

"Gordon was a fantastic goalkeeper, without doubt one of the best England has ever had".

A spokesperson for Chesterfield FC, where Banks began his career in the 1950s, said: "The sad news reaches us that legendary former Spireite Gordon Banks has passed away. Our thoughts are with Gordon's family and friends".

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England's official Twitter account tweeted: "We're deeply saddened to hear that Gordon Banks, our #WorldCup-winning goalkeeper, has passed away".

Fellow ex-England global Ray Parlour, meanwhile, hailed his save against Pele as the "best ever": 'More sad news in the football world.

'Oh no. Gordon Banks, an absolute hero of mine, and countless others, has died, ' Lineker said.

One said: "RIP Gordon Banks".

"We would ask that the privacy of the family is respected at this time".

England and Manchester City forward Raheem Sterling was among the first to pay tribute, tweeting: "Of course there was that save, but it's so much more we are mourning today".

"I was proud to call him a teammate".

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