BREAKING: Gordon Banks Dead

12 February, 2019 | Olayemi

England's World Cup winning goalkeeper Gordon Banks has died at the age of 81.

Regarded as one of the game's greatest in his position, Banks was named FIFA goalkeeper of the year six times and earned 73 caps for England

A statement released by his family confirmed: "It is with great sadness that we announce that Gordon passed away peacefully overnight.

"We are devastated to lose him but we have so many happy memories and could not have been more proud of him."

Born in Sheffield, Banks made 628 appearances during a 15-year career in the Football League, playing for Chesterfield, Leichester City and Stoke.

A League Cup winner with both the Foxes (1964) and the Potters (1972), Banks was the FWA Footballer of the Year in 1972, while also being named in FIFA's World Cup All-Star Team in 1966, after playing a key role in the Three Lions success on home soil.


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