England’s world cup winning goal keeper, Gordon Banks has died at the age of 81.
Gordon Banks OBE (30 December 1937 – 11 February 2019) was an English professional footballer who played as a goalkeeper.
He made 628 appearances during a 15-year career in the Football League, and won 73 caps for England.
Regarded as one of the greatest goalkeepers of all time, the IFFHS named Banks the second-best goalkeeper of the 20th century – after Lev Yashin (1st) and ahead of Dino Zoff (3rd).
He was named FWA Footballer of the Year in 1972, and was named FIFA Goalkeeper of the Year on six occasions.
His family said Bank who lost an eye in a car crash in 1972, had passed away in sleep.
“It is with great sadness that we announced that Gordon passed away peacefully overnight, his family said.
We are devastated to loose him but we have so many memories and could not have been more proud.’’
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