Legendary world Cup champion and one of the best goalkeepers Gordon banks died in England

Легендарный чемпион мира по футболу и один из лучших вратарей Гордон Бэнкс умер в Англии

In England, in the 82nd year of life died former goalkeeper Gordon banks. The player was one of the best goalkeepers of the twentieth century. FIFA six times was recognized as the goalkeeper of the year.

Gordon banks had died in the night of February 12, 2019. About it reports a site “Stoke city”, which at the time was made by Gordon banks. In December 2015, it became known that banks recovering from kidney cancer.

For England Gordon banks played 73 matches in which conceded 57 goals. He was the main goalkeeper of the English on the arc for “the three lions” home the world Cup in 1966. For two years he received a bronze at the European Championships with England.

Banks played for Chesterfield, Leicester and Stoke city in England, and also “Cleveland Stokers” (USA), “Hellenic” (South Africa), “Fort Lauderdale, Strikers” (USA) and “St Patrick” (Ireland).

According to FIFA, that Gordon banks made the best save in football history in the twentieth century, having shot Pele world Cup 1970 in Mexico.

“After I hit the ball, I started to jump and celebrate. Then I turned back and could not believe the ball flew into the net. This save game definitely the best in history,” – said later the Brazilian forward.

According to the International Federation of football history and statistics (IFFHS), banks took second place in the list of the best goalkeepers of the twentieth century, after Lev Yashin.

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