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One of the world’s greatest goalkeepers of his or any other generation. Gordon Banks will be remembered for his part in England’s triumphant 1966 World Cup campaign that culminated in the famous 4-2 win over West Germany at the Wembley final.
He was still England’s number one 4 years later when they headed to Mexico to defend their World Cup title and produced the most iconic moment when he saved Pele’s header in the clash with Brazil.
Gordon hung his gloves up in 1972 at the age of 34 after being capped 34 times by his country and is universally acknowledged as the first of what was to become a golden era of English goalkeepers.
Banks played for Leicester City for 8 years before he spent 5 years with Stoke, and was named the football Writers Player of the year in 1972 but it was in England colours that he earned his place in football folklore.