The legendary English goalkeeper Gordon Banks, the world champion with England in 1966, died on Tuesday at the age of 81.
"We do Devastated by this loss, But we have many happy memories and we could not be more proud of him " Contact On his Twitter account at Stoke F.C., one of the groups where banks played throughout his career.
The banks fought against a Kidney cancer, And in recent weeks his health has deteriorated.
Gordon Banks dropped to history as the writer of "Catch the Century", as he was called a stop he made during the game that the English played against Brazil in World Cup Mexico 1970. The goalkeeper of the European team stretched to stop a strong ball above the legendary Pele that went straight to the nets.
Banks, 73 times international with the England team, finished his career at the age of 33, having lost the sight of one eye in England. car accident. The goalkeeper, who played in teams such as Chesterfield, Lester City, and Stoke City, was considered one of the best in his role with his contemporaries, the Soviet Lev Sashin and the Italian Dinu Zoff. He was voted FIFA's best player on six consecutive occasions between 1966 and 1971.