Gordon Banks, famous English Goalkeeper has died at the age of 81.

Gordon Banks died of Cancer

Gordon Banks, famous English Goalkeeper has died

Gordon Banks, among the world’s most well-known goalkeepers from England has actually passed away at the age of 81 after battling with cancer.

Banks who passed away today Feb 12th was part of the England football group that won the 1966 World Cup.

Gordon’s former club, Stoke City confirmed his death by tweeting a statement from his family.

Also the English Premier League in a declaration said,

‘we are deeply saddened to hear of the death of Gordon Banks, who has actually passed away aged 81’

‘One of the greatest goalkeepers to have graced the English top flight, Banks made his name with Leicester City and Stoke City, for whom he made a combined 487 league appearances, winning a League Cup with each team.

His crowning glory was helping England to win the FIFA World Cup in 1966.

Banks made 73 appearances for his country and was a much-loved figure in the game, both for his excellence and sportsmanship on the field of play. Our thoughts are with Gordon’s family at this difficult time’.

Written by Frank Udoh

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