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12 February 2019 12:30

England's 1966 World Cup winning goalkeeper Gordon Banks has died aged 81.

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Gordon Banks death: World Cup winning England and Stoke City goalkeeper dies aged 81

"We are devastated to lose him but we have so many happy memories and could not have been more proud of him." Banks, born in Sheffield in 1937, won the World Cup with England in 1966 and played for Leicester and Stoke over a 19-year career in which he made 510 appearances starting at Chesterfield in the 50s. England's 1966 World Cup winning goalkeeper Gordon Banks has died at the age of 81, his family confirmed on Tuesday. Gordon Banks - In pictures 51 show all Gordon Banks - In pictures 1/51 England's Gordon Banks holds the Jules Rimet World Cupp 1966 trophy at Wembley EMPICS Sport 2/51 England's Gordon Banks, Ian Callaghan, Roger Hunt, Bobby Charlton, Ray Wilson and Nobby Stiles at Wemblet inb 1966 PA 3/51 Gordon Banks jumps to make a save in the match with Hungary at Wembley PA 4/51 England goalkeeper Gordon Banks makes a remarkable save from a header by Pele of Brazil during their first round match in the World Cup at Guadalajara, Mexico, June 1970 Getty Images 5/51 Leicester City goalkeeper Gordon Banks reads a special edition of the London Evening Standard in the grounds of his team's hotel on the day before the match in 1963 PA 6/51 Leiceter Citys' Gordon Banks in action at Wembley during the FA Cup Final in 1961 PA 7/51 England Captain Bobby Moore (l) introduces The Earl of Harewood to goalkeeper Gordon Banks in 1964 PA 8/51 Gordon Banks dives in front of Scotland's Denis Law during an International at Wembley in 1965 PA 9/51 England's national soccer team captain Bobby Moore holds aloft the Jules Rimet trophy as he is carried by his teammates following England's victory over Germany (4-2 in extra time) in the World Cup final 30 July 1966 at Wembley AFP/Getty Images 10/51 England footballers Roger Hunt (Liverpool), Gordon Banks (Leicester) and Bobby Charlton (Manchester United) enjoy a game of cards after a talk by the team manager at Roehampton on 22nd February 1966 Getty Images 11/51 The England football team with the Jules Rimet trophy which they won in the 1966 World Cup final PA 12/51 Ramiro Navarro of Mexico leaps over Gordon Banks as the England ''keeper makes a save during their match which England won by two goals in 1966 at Wembley Getty Images 13/51 England goolkeeper Gordon Banks makes a spectacular save during a training session at Roehampton, in preparation for an international match against France Getty Images 14/51 ngland's goalkeeper Gordon Banks, right, clears the ball from the head of Portugal's Jose Augusto during the World Cup semi-final played at Wembley in 1966 AP 15/51 Eusebio of Portugal (No13) leaps for a header but the ball is punched away by England goalkeeper Gordon Banks (No1) in the World Cup semi-final at Wembley Stadium, London PA 16/51 England goalkeeper Gordon Banks gathers the ball safely, watched by teammates Jack Charlton and Nobby Stiles, and Portugal's Mario Coluna and Eusebio PA 17/51 England goalkeeper Gordon Banks (left) and his teammate Nobby Stiles in a victory hug after England beat Portugal 2-1 in the World Cup semi-final at Wembley, London PA 18/51 German defender Wolgang Weber (left) ties the score shooting past English defender Norbert Stiles (centre) duting the 1966 World Cup final AFP/Getty Images 19/51 West Germany's Wolfgang Weber (on ground left) starts to celebrate after scoring past England's goalkeeper Gordon Banks, for an equaliser in the last minute of normal time in the World Cup Final at Wembley. AP 1/51 England's Gordon Banks holds the Jules Rimet World Cupp 1966 trophy at Wembley EMPICS Sport 2/51 England's Gordon Banks, Ian Callaghan, Roger Hunt, Bobby Charlton, Ray Wilson and Nobby Stiles at Wemblet inb 1966 PA 3/51 Gordon Banks jumps to make a save in the match with Hungary at Wembley PA 4/51 England goalkeeper Gordon Banks makes a remarkable save from a header by Pele of Brazil during their first round match in the World Cup at Guadalajara, Mexico, June 1970 Getty Images 5/51 Leicester City goalkeeper Gordon Banks reads a special edition of the London Evening Standard in the grounds of his team's hotel on the day before the match in 1963 PA 6/51 Leiceter Citys' Gordon Banks in action at Wembley during the FA Cup Final in 1961 PA 7/51 England Captain Bobby Moore (l) introduces The Earl of Harewood to goalkeeper Gordon Banks in 1964 PA 8/51 Gordon Banks dives in front of Scotland's Denis Law during an International at Wembley in 1965 PA 9/51 England's national soccer team captain Bobby Moore holds aloft the Jules Rimet trophy as he is carried by his teammates following England's victory over Germany (4-2 in extra time) in the World Cup final 30 July 1966 at Wembley AFP/Getty Images 10/51 England footballers Roger Hunt (Liverpool), Gordon Banks (Leicester) and Bobby Charlton (Manchester United) enjoy a game of cards after a talk by the team manager at Roehampton on 22nd February 1966 Getty Images 11/51 The England football team with the Jules Rimet trophy which they won in the 1966 World Cup final PA 12/51 Ramiro Navarro of Mexico leaps over Gordon Banks as the England ''keeper makes a save during their match which England won by two goals in 1966 at Wembley Getty Images 13/51 England goolkeeper Gordon Banks makes a spectacular save during a training session at Roehampton, in preparation for an international match against France Getty Images 14/51 ngland's goalkeeper Gordon Banks, right, clears the ball from the head of Portugal's Jose Augusto during the World Cup semi-final played at Wembley in 1966 AP 15/51 Eusebio of Portugal (No13) leaps for a header but the ball is punched away by England goalkeeper Gordon Banks (No1) in the World Cup semi-final at Wembley Stadium, London PA 16/51 England goalkeeper Gordon Banks gathers the ball safely, watched by teammates Jack Charlton and Nobby Stiles, and Portugal's Mario Coluna and Eusebio PA 17/51 England goalkeeper Gordon Banks (left) and his teammate Nobby Stiles in a victory hug after England beat Portugal 2-1 in the World Cup semi-final at Wembley, London PA 18/51 German defender Wolgang Weber (left) ties the score shooting past English defender Norbert Stiles (centre) duting the 1966 World Cup final AFP/Getty Images 19/51 West Germany's Wolfgang Weber (on ground left) starts to celebrate after scoring past England's goalkeeper Gordon Banks, for an equaliser in the last minute of normal time in the World Cup Final at Wembley. England's 1966 World Cup winning goalkeeper Gordon Banks has died aged 81.

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