Published: Tue, February 12, 2019
Sport | By Wendy Sparks

Legendary England World Cup-Winning Goalkeeper Gordon Banks Passes

Legendary England World Cup-Winning Goalkeeper Gordon Banks Passes

The news was announced in a statement from the Banks family on his former club Stoke City's official website.

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

England's World Cup-winning goalkeeper Gordon Banks has died, aged 81.

Banks won the World Cup England in 1966, but the most famous moment of his career came in the 1970 World Cup when he saved a towering header from Pele.

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Arguably one of the greatest shot-stoppers of his generation, Gordon Banks amassed 73 caps for the England national team in an worldwide career which spanned close to a decade.

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

Widely regarded as England's best-ever goalkeeper, Banks played in the World Cup final at Wembley in 1966 and lifted the trophy.

"Had the pleasure of meeting him a number of times and he was one of the game's true gentlemen, not to mention one of the greatest goalkeepers of all time". RIP Gordon Banks. @England legend, your legacy will live on.

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"The sad news reaches us that legendary former Spireite Gordon Banks has passed away".

England manager Gareth Southgate said: "I am deeply saddened to hear of Gordon's passing".

"The loss of the greatest goalkeeper of all time, a true gentleman and loyal Stoke City legend".

'Of course there was THAT save, but its so much more we are mourning today, ' Manchester City winger Sterling posted on Twitter.

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We, at Soccer Laduma, send our condolences to the family and friends of Gordon Banks. "All my thoughts with the family". RIP Gordon Banks", tweeted Leicester and England defender Harry Maguire, while Watford keeper Ben Foster said: "Had the pleasure of meeting you as an 18-year old-with my Dad, and him being completely star struck by you.

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