World Cup winner Gordon Banks dies aged 81

England's World Cup-winning goalkeeper Gordon Banks has died at the age of 81, his former club Stoke have announced.

By Iain Lynn
Tuesday, 12th February 2019, 9:58 am
Updated Tuesday, 12th February 2019, 11:14 am
Gordon Banks
Gordon Banks

We take a look back at his truly remarkable career

1966: The England Team pose with the Jules Rimet Trophy after winning the World Cup against West Germany at Wembley
Gordon Banks (centre) of Leicester City F.C. preparing for the cup, 10th February 1966
England players Jimmy Greaves (left) Gordon Banks (2nd left) and Peter Thompson (c) train with England team mates in 1966.
27th July 1966: Gordon Banks signing autographs at Hendon
27th July 1966: Gordon Banks goes the wrong way as Portuguese star Eusebio scores from a penalty, giving Portugal their only goal in the World Cup semi-final at Wembley, which England won 2-1
Nobby Stiles and Gordon Banks celebrating Englands 2-1 victory over Portugal in the 1966 World Cup semi final at Wembley 27th July 1966. Captain Bobby Moore is in the foreground.
30th July 1966: A German shot passing Gordon Banks during the 1966 World Cup final at Wembly which England won 4-2.
Bobby Charlton raises the Jules Rimet trophy in the air following England's 4-2 victory after extra time over West Germany in the World Cup Final at Wembley Stadium, 30th July 1966.
England goalkeeper Gordon Banks saves a shot from Denis Law during an England V Scotland match at Wembley, London, while Nobby Stiles looks on from the ground, 15th April 1967. Scotland won 2-3.
The England football team take a break from training in Vienna, Austria, 28th May 1967. Featured are Alan Ball, Gordon Banks, Alan Mullery, Peter Bonetti, Brian Labone, Roger Hunt, and Jimmy Greaves
The England Team returning to the UK after FIFA World Cup, London, UK, 18th June 1970
31 Oct 2000: Pele and Gordon Banks during an AXA photocall at Wembley in London. (Pic: Clive Mason /Allsport)
England goalkeeper Gordon Banks makes a save during a game between Northern Ireland and England at Windsor Park on May 15, 1971 in Belfast, Northern Ireland.
Gordon Banks arrives on stage during the Final Draw for the 2018 FIFA World Cup football tournament at the State Kremlin Palace in Moscow on December 1, 2017.
Gordon Banks signs autographs for the workforce at the unfinished Wembley Stadium on March 21, 2006 in London
Gordon Banks takes his seat in centre court on day six of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on July 2, 2016 in London, England
Gordon Banks is pictured during The SJA British Sports Awards 2017 at the Tower of London on December 6, 2017 in London, England
England manager Roy Hodgson (L) greets former England and Stoke goalkeeper Gordon Banks (C) ahead of the English Premier League football match between Stoke City and Liverpool at the Britannia Stadium
Fans look at the new statue of former Stoke City and England goalkeeper Gordon Banks outside the ground prior to the Barclays Premier League match between Stoke City and Liverpool at the Britannia Stadium
Gordon Banks poses for a TV crew in front of his stamp during the Football Association's Royal Mail Stamp Launch at Wembley Stadium on May 8, 2013 in London, England.
Gary Pallister, Gordon Banks, Alan Hansen, Jimmy Glass, Tony Green, Ian Callaghan, Michael Thomas and Roger Hunt pose for pictures wearing 1920s period outfits at Old Trafford on October 8, 2012
Gordon Banks poses with the torch during the hand-over of the Olympic Torch at Wembley Stadium on July 25, 2012 in London
Gordon Banks and Martin Peters talk to the media during the M&S England World Cup Suit Launch on May 19, 2010 in London
Ray Stubbs interviews Sir Bobby Charlton, Geoff Hurst, Martin Peters and Gordon Banks during the unveiling of the sculpture of Sir Alf Ramsey at Wembley Stadium on November 6, 2009
RIP Gordon Banks - 1937-2019