Gordon Banks, England's 1966 World Cup-winning goalkeeper, dies aged 81

Gordon Banks' famous save for England

Banks was part of the England team that won the 1966 World Cup and was credited with making the "Save of the Century" when he denied Brazilian great Pele at the tournament four years later.

He played just under 300 times for Leicester City before moving to Stoke in 1967, where made 194 appearances in six years at the club.

England's 1966 World Cup-winning goalkeeper Gordon Banks has died aged 81.

"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".

Banks helped Stoke to the League Cup in 1972, the club's only major honour and one he won with Leicester eight years earlier, before a vehicle accident in October of that year cost him the sight in his right eye. RIP Gordon Banks. @England legend, your legacy will live on.

"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".

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Former England striker Gary Lineker said: "An absolute hero of mine, and countless others, England's World Cup victor was one of the greatest goalkeepers of all time, and such a lovely, lovely man".

"Our thoughts are with Gordon's family and friends".

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".

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

"Sad to hear that Gordon Banks has passed away at the age of 81".

Another England Peter Shilton, who has admitted Banks was one of his main inspirations, has also tweeted: "I'm devastated - today I've lost my hero our condolences to his family rip Gordon".

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