Gordon Banks

Gordon Banks was an English professional footballer who played as a goalkeeper.

Gordon Banks was an English professional footballer who played as a goalkeeper. Gordon Banks made 628 appearances during a 15-year career in the Football League and won 73 caps for England, highlighted by starting every game of the nation’s 1966 World Cup victory.

Unfortunately, at the age of 81, he died in his sleep on 12th February 2019.

Bio, Age, Parents, Nationality

Gordon Banks was born in Abbeydale, Sheffield, England. His nationality is British and belongs to the White ethnicity. His age is 82 years old.

His birth sign is Capricorn. However, as there is not much information known about his parents, siblings, childhood, and educational background will be updating it shortly.

Education Details

Gordon Banks’s education will update soon.

Quick Facts About Gordon Banks

Popular As The Banks of England, Banksy
Occupation actor
Age 82 years old
Zodiac Sign Capricorn
Born 30 December 1937
Birthday 30 December
Birthplace Sheffield, Yorkshire, England, UK
Date of death 12 February 2019
Died Place Stoke-on-Trent, England, UK
Nationality UK

Gordon Banks: Career, Net Worth 2023

According to some online sources, Gordon Banks estimated a net worth of Gordon Banks is said to be $ 15 Million before his death.

He is satisfied with his earnings. The major source of her income is his football career.

  • Banks joined Chesterfield in March 1953 and played for their youth team in the 1956 FA Youth Cup final.
  • He made his first-team debut in November 1958 and was sold to Leicester City for £7,000 in July 1959.
  • He played in four cup finals for the club, as they were beaten in the 1961 and 1963 FA Cup finals, before winning the League Cup in 1964 and finishing as finalists in 1965.
  • Despite this success and his World Cup win in 1966, he was dropped by Leicester and sold to Stoke City for £50,000 in April 1967.
  • In the 1970 World Cup, he made one of the game’s great saves to prevent a Pelé goal but was absent due to illness as England was beaten by West Germany in the quarter-final stage.
  • He was Stoke City’s goalkeeper in the 1972 League Cup win, the club’s only major honor. He was still Stoke and England’s number one when a car crash in October 1972 cost him both the sight in his right eye and eventually his professional career.
  • Banks played his 73rd and final game for England on 27 May 1972, in a 1–0 win over Scotland at Hampden Park. During his 73 international games, he kept 35 clean sheets and lost just nine games.
  • He played two last seasons in the United States for the Fort Lauderdale Strikers in 1977 and 1978, and despite only having a vision in one eye, was NASL Goalkeeper of the Year in 1977 after posting the best defensive record in the league. He briefly entered management with Telford United but left the game in December 1980.
  • Regarded as one of the greatest goalkeepers of all time, Banks was named FWA Footballer of the Year in 1972 and was named FIFA Goalkeeper of the Year on six occasions.

Relationship Status of Gordon Banks

Talking about his Relationship life, He is a married man. He was married to Ursula Banks. They first met during his national service in Germany in 1955.

Later, They fall in love and tied knots. Together, they have three children; Wendy Banks, Julia Banks, and Robert Banks. They are satisfied with their married life and seem to be happy before his death.

Gordon Banks
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Caused of  Death

The talented goalkeeper, Banks is no more with us. He passed away peacefully on 12th February 2019. He was found dead in his apartment located in Stoke-on-Trent, England.

According to his post-mortem report, he died because of a long illness. All fans are devastated to lose him but we have so many happy memories and could not have been more proud of him.

Body Measurement – Height, Weight

Moving towards his body measurements, He stands Height 6 feet 1 inch tall. and weighs 83 Kg. Similarly, his hair color is white-brown and his eyes color is dark brown.

Apart from this, there is no other information about his body measurements. So, stay tuned for the update.

Famous For

  • An English professional footballer who played as a goalkeeper.
  • The second-best goalkeeper of the 20th century.
  • His handling, awareness, composure, and mental strength, as well as his agility, speed, and quick reflexes.

Gordon Banks’s funeral is to be held on the anniversary of Stoke City’s greatest triumph

Gordon Banks’ funeral will take place at Stoke Minster early next month, it has been confirmed.

A service for the Stoke City hero, who died on 12th February 2019 at the age of 81, will take place on March 4, the 47th anniversary of the club’s League Cup win at Wembley – a triumph in which he was so proud to have played a major role. Access to the service is strictly by invitation only and will start at 1.30 pm.

FAQs of Gordon Banks

What is the weight of Gordon Banks?

His weight is 83 kg.

Where is Gordon Banks from?

He is from Sheffield, Yorkshire, England, UK.

How much is Gordon Banks worth?

His worth is $15 million.

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