Winning England goalkeeper Gordon Banks has died at 81

England World Cup winner Gordon Banks has died aged 81

One of the draw assistants at the Russian Federation 2018 Final Draw, Banks shone at both Leicester City and Stoke City, making over 600 appearances between both clubs and winning the League Cup with the both.

"They won't remember me for winning the World Cup, it'll be for that save".

"It is with great sadness that we announce that Gordon passed away peacefully overnight", Banks' family said in a statement posted on Stoke's official website on Wednesday (NZ time).

"I had the privilege of becoming good friends with him over the years because we are from the same era and he was an opponent of mine on many occasions".

While Portsmouth added their condolences, saying: 'All at Pompey send their condolences to the friends and family of Gordon Banks, a true legend of the game, following today's sad news.

The Yorkshireman, who had been a member of the 1966 World Cup winning squad, asserted his claim to be the best goalkeeper on the planet by making the most talked about save of all time.

Defender Carlos Alberto had released Jairzinho to sprint down the right before rounding Terry Cooper and clipping a perfectly-weighted cross back through the England penalty area.

Banks' legacy will live on, especially thanks to his incredible World Cup record.

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"He's among the best goalkeepers in history and that's only a small group when we talk about the best ones".

Banks won 73 caps for England between 1963 and 1972 and made almost 200 appearances for Stoke before his playing career was brought to an end due to a auto crash that cost him the sight in one eye.

The Sheffield-born Banks began his career at Chesterfield in 1958 and moved to Leicester City the following year.

He was Stoke's goalkeeper in the 1972 League Cup win - the club's only major honour.

One of Pickford's predecessors at Everton, Welsh icon Neville Southall, was coached by Banks, who retired from the game in 1973 having lost an eye in a auto crash in October 1972.

Banks was a former England global football goalkeeper. While it was indeed phenomenal my memory of Gordon is not defined by that but his friendship.

"Very sad to hear the news of Gordon Banks passing away". Many consider it to be the greatest save of all time. Thinking especially of Ursula, Julia, Wendy and Robert. He won his first England cap in 1963, four years before he joined Stoke. Obviously we shared that great day in 1966 but it was more than that. "All my thoughts with the family".

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