Banks

Gordon Banks

One of the greatest goalkeepers of all time, he was voted the second best goalkeeper by the International Federation of Football History & Statistics.

He started his football career in 1955 with Chesterfield before moving to Leicester where he made 293 appearances, it was while at Leicester he was called up to the England squad by Alf Ramsey in 1963. He quickly became the first choice for England and played in the 1966 World Cup, he carried on playing for England until 1972. He moved to Stoke in 1967 where he made an further 194 appearances.

In 1972 he was involved in a car crash where he ended up losing the site in one eye which ended his playing career, he was replaced in the England squad by Peter Shilton. He moved onto scouting and also did some coaching work.

In 2001 he sold his World Cup Winners medal by auction at Christies selling for £124,750, he also sold his International Cap for £27,025 which he then split amongst his children.

Gordon Banks will be best remembered for his save against Pele, for England in the 1970. A save that is considered one of the greatest of all time and one of the most famous England world cup moments.

International Career

TeamYearsAppearancesGoalsGoals to Game Ratio
England1963 - 197273N/AN/A
Total73N/AN/A

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