“Your legacy will live on” The best of the tributes to Gordon Banks on Twitter


The world of football has been paying tribute to England 1966 World Cup-winning goalkeeper Gordon Banks today, after he passed away at the age of 81.

The shot-stopper attributed with the “best save of all time” finally lost his fight with cancer in the early hours of this morning, leaving behind many, many happy memories and igniting thousands of stories and tributes from throughout the globe.

Banks was part of the starting Xl at Wembley when England defeated West Germany 4-2 to win their only ever World Cup and would go onto pick up a staggering 73 caps for his nation before his international retirement in 1972.

Domestically, the ‘keeper played for such clubs as Leicester City and Stoke City, becoming a legend at the latter before finishing his jewel-encrusted 19-year playing career while at Fort Lauderdale Strikers in the United States of America.

Check out a selection of the best of the tributes on Twitter from today, below…