The football legend was named Fifa goalkeeper of the year six times and earned 73 caps for England. His family confirmed he had passed away peacefully overnight.
They said in a statement: “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. We would ask that the privacy of the family is respected at this time.”
Perhaps the greatest ever keeper, Banks is perhaps best remembered for an unbelievable save against Brazil legend Pele.
Banks later remarked: “They won’t remember me for winning the World Cup. It will be for that save.”
Tributes poured from fellow football stars after the sad news broke on Tuesday morning.
Sir Geoff Hurst tweeted: “Very sad to hear the news that Gordon has died. One of the very greatest.
Presenter and former England striker Gary Lineker tweeted: “Oh no. Gordon Banks, an absolute hero of mine, and countless others, has died. @England’s World Cup winner was one of the greatest goalkeepers of all time, and such a lovely, lovely man. #RIPGordon”.
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