World Cup winner Gordon Banks dies aged 81

One of England’s finest goalkeepers, Gordon Banks passed away today at the age of 81.

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Part of Alf Ramsey`s World Cup winning team in 1966, Banks was regarded as one of the greats to grace the game of football.

Not only a World Cup winner, Banks also won the League cup with Stoke City and Leicester as well as winning 73 caps for his country.

Despite winning the Jules Rimet trophy at Wembley in 1996 in England`s 4-2 victory over West Germany, he will be forever remembered for his wonder save thwarting Pele in the 1970 World Cup in Mexico.

Banks played for Chesterfield, Leicester and more famously nearly 200 games for Stoke. His career sadly came to an end after losing an eye in a car crash back in 1972.

Tributes poured in from all around the footballing world after the sad news broke.

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