England great Gordon Banks dies

Heather Diaz
February 12, 2019

He made 628 appearances during a 15-year career in the Football League, and won 73 caps for his country and is regarded as one of the greatest goalkeepers of all time.

Pressman, who was coached by Banks when just a youngster, added: 'So sad to hear that Gordon Banks has passed away.

Banks started his career at Chesterfield, before joining Leicester in 1959 for £7,000, and it was at the Foxes that he established himself as England's number one, earning his first worldwide cap in 1963 against Scotland.

The world of football is mourning the death of Gordon Banks this Tuesday, with the England World Cup victor having died aged 81.

The veteran shot-stopper, who played for Stoke City and Leicester City among a storied career, died peacefully in his sleep overnight, his family confirmed . Sad for football, Stoke City and for England fans.

We, at Soccer Laduma, send our condolences to the family and friends of Gordon Banks.

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Gordon Banks jumps to make a save in the match with Hungary at Wembley. Greatest English keeper to have ever lived? "Total gent. You will always be a member of the Goallys Union".

"A top keeper and a really decent bloke". A true legend and gentleman. He will be greatly missed by the footballing world and all who had the privilege of knowing him.

"Gordon spoke to the room about that incredible save from Pele against Brazil back in 1970 and moments like that from his remarkable World Cup-winning career will continue to linger long in the memory".

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

Lineker, Leicester supporter and ex-player said: "Oh no. Gordon Banks, an absolute hero of mine, and countless others, has died".

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