One of England's biggest football stars, Gordon Banks, has passed away, confirms his former club, Stoke.
From the family of Gordon Banks— Stoke City FC (@stokecity) February 12, 2019
It is with great sadness that we announce that Gordon passed away peacefully overnight. the
We are devastated to lose him but we have so many happy memories and could not have been more proud of him. pic.twitter.com/mg5GIgSoBb
- It is with great sadness that we must confirm that Gordon slept quietly into the night. We mourn the loss of him, but we have so many great memories and could not be more proud of him, says the family.
Gordon Banks was in a long number of years landsholdsmålmand for England to win the country's only world championship in 1966.
Gordon Banks was one of the world's best in his time. Photo: Ritzau Scanpix
Banks fought in the last years of his life with a cancer diagnosis, as he went public with in 2015.