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Gordon Banks Biography & Career Records (5 Times FIFA Goalkeeper Of The Year)

Greatest Football Goalkeeper

Gordon Banks

Date of birth: 30 December 1937

Gordon Banks is the Only English goalkeeper who won the world cup.

Personal Information

  • Nation: England
  • Position: Goalkeeper
  • Height: 185 cm
  • Major Club: Leicester City, Stoke City
  • International Caps: 73 Games
  • International Clean sheets: 32 Clean Sheets
  • World Cup Participation: 1962, 1966, 1970- 9 Games

Club Honours

  • 1966 FIFA World Cup Winners
  • 2 Time League Cup
  • 3rd place at 1968 UEFA European Championship

Individual Achievement

  • 1966 FIFA World Cup’s Best Goalkeeper
  • 1970 Order Of British Empire
  • 1972 FWA Footballer Of The Year
  • 2 Times European Footballer Of The Year- 1970, 1972
  • 2 Times Daily Mail Sportsmen of The Year- 1971,1972
  • 1999 IFFHS Silver World – English Goalkeeper of The Century
  • Officer of The Order British Empire
  • 5 times FIFA Goalkeeper of the Year- 1966, 1967, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1971

Gordon Banks had a legendary run with England National Team. H was the Only English goalkeeper who won the world cup. He will always be remembered for the save he made against Brazil in the 1970 world cup.

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