Gordon banks has died at the age of 81 years.
Banks died last night after a three year battle with cancer, reports the BBC.
“With great sadness we announce that Gordon died. We are devastated, but we have so many happy memories and we would be proud of them even more proud of”, – quotes the British press a statement from the family of banks.
Banks ‘ football career lasted from 1958 to 1977. At club level, the iconic British goalkeeper performed in the UK, USA, South Africa and Ireland (“Chesterfield”, “Leicester”, “Stoke”, “Cleveland Stokers”, “Hellenic”, “Fort Lauderdale, Strikers” and “St Patrick”).
In 1966, banks was part of the national team of England has won the world championship, and two years later became the bronze medalist of the European championship.
In the ranking of “IFFHS” banks was recognized as the second strongest goalkeeper of the 20th century after Soviet goalkeeper Lev Yashin. Briton was included in the list of the “FIFA 100 list” and it saves after hitting the Pele on the 1970 world Cup was named the best in the 20th century.
After a career of Gordon banks briefly worked as a coach in the “Port Vale” and “Stoke city”, and also held the position of General Manager “Telford United”.