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Banks was considered as one of the finest-ever goalkeepers and, alongside his heroics in 1966, he will be remembered for the iconic save he produced against Brazil's Pele in the tournament four years later.

His save against Pele in the 1970 World Cup has gone down as his most famous moment, being named the best save of all time.

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.

England's 1966 FIFA World Cup-winning goalkeeper Gordon Banks has passed away at the age of 81.

Banks made 73 worldwide appearances and lifted the 1966 World Cup following England's 4-2 win over West Germany.

At the time, Banks could not realise just what significance those few seconds would go on to take, imprinted on the memory for all who witnessed his save and the generations since who have watched it on YouTube.

The England team Twitter account on Tuesday posted a video of what is often called the "save of the century".

While his slender frame meant he was not the most imposing of goalkeepers, Banks's movement and agility saw him command his area.

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'An all-time great for England, I was privileged enough to be in his company on a number of occasions'.

Banks made 628 appearances during a 15-year career in the football league and won 73 caps for England.

Commonly regarded as one of, if not, the best in his position, Banks was named as Federation Internationale de Football Association goalkeeper of the year six times.

"A fierce opponent and a good man. Rest in peace, Gordon Banks #DieMannschaft", it tweeted. "A true England legend", the England team wrote alongside the video. He will be greatly missed by the footballing world and all who had the privilege of knowing him.

"He was one of the game's greatest goalkeepers, a provider of stunning World Cup memories & a gentleman".

Banks lost the sight in his right eye after being injured in a road accident in 1972 and retired at the age of 34 as a result.

He was one of the stars of England's 1966 World Cup triumph against West Germany. Greatest English keeper to have ever lived?


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