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Gordon Banks

English association football player

Gordon Banks (30 December 1937 – 12 February 2019) was an English footballer. He has played for England national team. He is regarded as one of the greatest goalkeeper of all time.[1]

Gordon Banks
Gordon Banks 2007.jpg
Gordon Banks in 2007
Personal information
Full name Gordon Banks
Date of birth (1937-12-30)30 December 1937
Place of birth Sheffield, West Riding of Yorkshire, England
Date of death 12 February 2019(2019-02-12) (aged 81)
Place of death Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, England
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Youth career
1953 Millspaugh
1953 Rawmarsh Welfare
1953 Millspaugh
1953–1958 Chesterfield
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1957–1959 Chesterfield 23 (0)
1959–1966 Leicester City 293 (0)
1966–1972 Stoke City 194 (0)
1967 → Cleveland Stokers (loan) 7 (0)
1971 → Hellenic (loan) 3 (0)
1977–1978 Fort Lauderdale Strikers 37 (0)
1977St Patrick's Athletic (loan) 1 (0)
National team
1961 England under-23 2 (0)
1963–1972 England 73 (0)
Teams managed
1979–1980 Telford United
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

DeathEdit

In December 2015, it was announced he was receiving treatment for kidney cancer.[2] Banks died overnight on 12 February 2019 in Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, aged 81.[3][4]

Club career statisticsEdit

[5]

Club performance League
SeasonClubLeague AppsGoals
EnglandLeague
1957/58 Chesterfield Third Division 0 0
1958/59 23 0
1959/60 Leicester City First Division 32 0
1960/61 40 0
1961/62 41 0
1962/63 38 0
1963/64 36 0
1964/65 38 0
1965/66 32 0
1966/67 36 0
1966/67 Stoke City First Division 4 0
1967/68 39 0
1968/69 30 0
1969/70 38 0
1970/71 39 0
1971/72 36 0
1972/73 8 0
United StatesLeague
1977 Fort Lauderdale Strikers NASL 26 0
Republic of IrelandLeague
1977/78 St Patrick's Athletic Premier Division 1 0
United StatesLeague
1978 Fort Lauderdale Strikers NASL 11 0
Country England 510 0
United States 37 0
Republic of Ireland 1 0
Total 548 0

International career statisticsEdit

England national team
YearAppsGoals
1963 7 0
1964 7 0
1965 7 0
1966 15 0
1967 4 0
1968 6 0
1969 6 0
1970 10 0
1971 7 0
1972 4 0
Total 73 0

ReferencesEdit

  1. http://www.rsssf.com/miscellaneous/iffhs-century.html
  2. Press Association (13 December 2015). "Gordon Banks facing second battle with kidney cancer". The Guardian. Retrieved 23 February 2016.
  3. "Gordon Banks: World Cup winning goalkeeper dies aged 81". BBC Sport. 12 February 2019. Retrieved 12 February 2019.
  4. Glanville, Brian (12 February 2019). "Gordon Banks obituary". The Guardian. Retrieved 12 February 2019.
  5. Strack-Zimmermann, Benjamin. "Gordon Banks". www.national-football-teams.com.