The Poster: Gordon Banks | The Goalkeeper Who Defied the Odds

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Poster of Gordon Banks

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Poster of Gordon Banks

Goalkeepers are often underrated players in the world of football. However, one goalkeeper who defied the odds was Gordon Banks. He was a part of the England team that won the World Cup in 1966, and is considered to be one of the best goalkeepers of all time. In this blog post, we will take a look at his life and career, and find out what made him so successful.

Who was Gordon Banks and what was his club career like?

Gordon Banks was born in Sheffield, England, in 1937. He began his football career with Chesterfield before moving to Leicester City in 1959. He made his debut for Leicester in a game against Arsenal, and went on to make 293 appearances for the club. In 1967, he was named Footballer of the Year by both the Football Writers' Association and the PFA.

Banks moved to Stoke City in 1972, where he made another 100 appearances. He retired from football in 1973 after he lost part of his right eye in a car accident. However, he made a comeback two years later, joining Fort Lauderdale Strikers in the North American Soccer League. He played for the Strikers until 1977, when he finally retired from football for good.

During his career, Banks won two League Cups with Leicester City and Stoke City respectively. He also won the World Cup with England in 1966, and was named FIFA World Cup Best Goalkeeper that same year. In fact banks won the FIFA Worlds Best Goalkeeper for the next five years too up until 1971.

Banks passed away in 2019 at the age of 81. He will forever be remembered as one of the greatest goalkeepers of all time.

What was his time with England like?

Banks made his debut for England in a game against Scotland in 1963. He went on to make 73 appearances for the national team. He was a part of the England team that won the World Cup in 1966, and is considered to be one of the best goalkeepers of all time.

In 1970, Banks was named FIFA World Cup Best Goalkeeper once again as he helped England reach the quarter-finals of the tournament. His save from Pele's header is widely regarded as one of the greatest saves ever made. Banks retired from international football after the 1974 World Cup.

What made Banks so successful?

Banks was a world-class goalkeeper who was known for his quick reflexes and ability to make amazing saves. He was also a very humble person, and was always quick to praise his teammates. In fact, he once said that the only reason he won the World Cup was because of his teammates.

Banks was also very popular with the fans, and was known for his friendly personality. He always took the time to sign autographs and talk to the supporters. He was inducted into the English Football Hall of Fame in 2002, and was voted as England's greatest goalkeeper by The Times in 2008.

Poster of Gordon Banks