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In Pictures: Career of World Cup winner Gordon Banks

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A gallery looking at key moments in the goalkeeper’s playing career.

Gordon Banks

Gordon Banks, England’s 1966 World Cup-winning goalkeeper, has died at the age of 81, his former club Stoke have announced.

Here, Press Association Sport takes a look back at Banks’ playing career which spanned 20 years.

Gordon Banks
After moving from Chesterfield to Leicester, Gordon Banks made a name for himself in the run to the 1961 FA Cup final (PA)
Gordon Banks
He was back at Wembley two years later, but the Foxes again came out second best, losing 3-1 to Manchester United (PA)
Gordon Banks
Banks, here being introduced to The Earl of Harewood, made his England debut in 1963 against Scotland at Wembley (PA)
Gordon Banks teammates
The goalkeeper was selected by manager Sir Alf Ramsey as part of England’s 1966 World Cup squad (PA)
World Cup
Despite being beaten twice in the final, Banks and England went on to lift the trophy, defeating Germany 4-2 (PA)
Gordon Banks
Banks saved from the penalty spot to deny England team-mate Geoff Hurst in new club Stoke’s run to winning the League Cup in 1972 (PA)

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Gordon Banks
While with Stoke, he was awarded the Football Writers’ Association player of the year award in 1972 (PA)
Gordon Banks
He sold his 1966 medal in 2001 for a six-figure sum at an auction to raise money for his family (Toby Melville/PA)
Gordon Banks
Having made more than 200 appearances for Stoke, Banks was awarded with a statue outside the Britannia Stadium (Dave Thompson/PA)

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