Gordon Banks, World Cup winner with England in 1966, dies aged 81
• Banks played in goal for Sir Alf Ramsey’s legendary side
• Produced one of the greatest ever saves to thwart Pelé in 1970
Gordon Banks, a World Cup winner with England in 1966 whose diving, twisting save to thwart Pelé in 1970 is lauded as one of the greatest feats of goalkeeping, has died aged 81.
Banks played 73 times for England and won a League Cup winners medal while at Stoke but his playing career was brought to an abrupt end in 1972 when a car accident robbed him of sight in one eye.