Football clubs are mourning the death of England's goalkeeper Gordon Bank who passed on on Tuesday 12th at the age of 81.
His former club Stoke City announced the sad news via their Twitter earlier today. Gordon won the 1966 World Cup with England and is probably best known for a wonder save he produced to deny Brazil great Pele in the 1970 World Cup. His family said Banks, who lost an eye in a car crash in 1972, had passed away in his sleep.
"It is with great sadness that we announce that Gordon passed away peacefully overnight," his family said.
"We are devastated to lose him but we have so many happy memories and could not have been more proud of him."
From the family of Gordon Banks— Stoke City FC (@stokecity) February 12, 2019
It is with great sadness that we announce that Gordon passed away peacefully overnight.
We are devastated to lose him but we have so many happy memories and could not have been more proud of him. pic.twitter.com/mg5GIgSoBb
What a goalkeeper, what a legend... and what a save!— Arsenal FC (@Arsenal) February 12, 2019
Rest in peace, Gordon Banks pic.twitter.com/gH05iMMfA7
We are saddened to hear of the passing of England World Cup winner Gordon Banks and express our deepest sympathy to his family and friends 💙 pic.twitter.com/Fil9F25Ge7— Manchester City (@ManCity) February 12, 2019
We’re deeply saddened to hear that Gordon Banks, our #WorldCup-winning goalkeeper, has passed away.— England (@England) February 12, 2019
Our thoughts are with Gordon’s friends, family and supporters at this difficult time. pic.twitter.com/nbzncYBCFA
Rest in peace, Gordon Banks. A World Cup winner and one of English football's greats. pic.twitter.com/wfiTfixeBA— Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) February 12, 2019
Our thoughts are with the friends and family of Gordon Banks.— West Ham United (@WestHamUtd) February 12, 2019
A true great of the game. Rest in peace, Gordon 🙏 pic.twitter.com/Y8zFueWmwH
Leicester City Football Club is deeply saddened to learn of the death of our former goalkeeper Gordon Banks OBE, who has passed away at the age of 81. pic.twitter.com/Su47bGuWVA— Leicester City (@LCFC) February 12, 2019
We are saddened by the death of legendary @England goalkeeper Gordon Banks.@SirBobby: "Gordon was a fantastic goalkeeper and I was proud to call him a team-mate.— Manchester United (@ManUtd) February 12, 2019
"He will be deeply missed and our thoughts are with his family at this very sad time." pic.twitter.com/JS6WXasrtH