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In Pictures: Career of World Cup winner Gordon Banks

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A gallery looking at key moments in the goalkeeper’s playing career.

Gordon Banks, England’s 1966 World Cup-winning goalkeeper, has died at the age of 81, his former club Stoke have announced.

Here, Press Association Sport takes a look back at Banks’ playing career which spanned 20 years.

Gordon Banks
After moving from Chesterfield to Leicester, Gordon Banks made a name for himself in the run to the 1961 FA Cup final (PA)
Gordon Banks
Banks, here being introduced to The Earl of Harewood, made his England debut in 1963 against Scotland at Wembley (PA)
World Cup
Despite being beaten twice in the final, Banks and England went on to lift the trophy, defeating Germany 4-2 (PA)
Gordon Banks
While with Stoke, he was awarded the Football Writers’ Association player of the year award in 1972 (PA)
Gordon Banks
Having made more than 200 appearances for Stoke, Banks was awarded with a statue outside the Britannia Stadium (Dave Thompson/PA)

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