Legendary former goalkeeper Gordon Banks (81) died

Gordon Banks is on the night of Monday to Tuesday at age 81, died. The Englishman, who is considered one of the best goalkeepers of all times, was for several years seriously ill.

“With great sadness we announce that Gordon tonight peacefully passed away”, let his family know in a short statement. “We are heartbroken but we cherish the beautiful memories and had not be more proud of him.”

Banks played 73 international matches and was with England in 1966 world champion in his own country. In the final at Wembley was West Germany after extra time with 4-2 records.

At the world cup of 1970 in Mexico performed Banks a massive rescue on a header from the Brazilian legend Pele. The action is considered to be one of the best rescues ever.


See here for the rescue of Gordon Banks on the header of Pele

Six times voted the best goalkeeper in the world

Banks began his career in 1958 at Chesterfield FC, and played the most matches for Leicester City (293) and Stoke City (194). With both clubs, he won once in the League Cup, the only prices that the Englishman in his career, in addition to the world CHAMPIONSHIPS-won gold.

From 1966 to 1971 Banks by FIFA six years in a row voted the best goalkeeper in the world. Stoke City had a statue of Banks at the stadium place.

In 1972 became the keeper involved in a car accident, giving him the sight in his right eye lost. That brought his career as a top keeper was over, all he played in the end of the years 70 in the United States for Fort Lauderdale Strikers.

Leicester City Football Club is deeply saddened to learn of the death of our former goalkeeper Gordon Banks OBE, who has passed away at the age of 81.

AvatarAuteurLCFCMoment of plaatsen10:03 – 12 February 2019

Financial problems after career

After his keeperscarrière was Banks short time and without success, manager of Telford United. Later he got financial problems, which, in 2001, his gold world CHAMPIONSHIP medal, and his cap of the world cup final had an auction.

In 2015, got Banks to hear that he has kidney cancer. In december 2017, he made one of his last public appearances, when he was in Moscow, together with other voetballegendes the draw for the world cup in Russia is carried out.

We’re deeply saddened to hear that Gordon Banks, our #WorldCup-winning goalkeeper, has passed away.
Our thoughts are with Gordon’s friends, family and supporters at this difficult time.

AvatarAuteurEnglandMoment of plaatsen10:14 – February 12, 2019

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