Gordon Banks

1937 - 2019

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Gordon Banks (30 December 1937 – 12 February 2019) was an English professional footballer who played as a goalkeeper. Widely regarded as one of the greatest goalkeepers of all time, he made 679 appearances during a 20-year professional career, and won 73 caps for England, highlighted by starting every game of the nation's 1966 World Cup victory. Banks joined Chesterfield in March 1953, and played for their youth team in the 1956 FA Youth Cup final. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Gordon Banks has received more than 1,890,576 page views. His biography is available in 53 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 52 in 2019). Gordon Banks is the 71st most popular soccer player (down from 38th in 2019), the 529th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 360th in 2019) and the 5th most popular British Soccer Player.

Gordon Banks is most famous for his save on Pelé in the 1970 World Cup.

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Among soccer players, Gordon Banks ranks 71 out of 16,923Before him are Roberto Carlos, Rob Rensenbrink, Roger Milla, Paul Breitner, Oliver Kahn, and Helenio Herrera. After him are Rivaldo, Fritz Walter, Eric Cantona, Zito, Silvio Piola, and Gianni Rivera.

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Among people born in 1937, Gordon Banks ranks 33Before him are Alain Badiou, Madeleine Albright, Claude Lelouch, Vittorio Emanuele, Prince of Naples, Princess Birgitta of Sweden, and Colleen McCullough. After him are Juvénal Habyarimana, John Horton Conway, Robert Coleman Richardson, David Hockney, Richard Møller Nielsen, and Gennady Yanayev. Among people deceased in 2019, Gordon Banks ranks 30Before him are Anna Karina, Kary Mullis, Beji Caid Essebsi, Murray Gell-Mann, Ratko Janev, and Li Peng. After him are Bert Hellinger, Andrea Camilleri, Marie Fredriksson, Jean, Grand Duke of Luxembourg, Tony Buzan, and Mariss Jansons.

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Among people born in United Kingdom, Gordon Banks ranks 529 out of 6,924Before him are James II of Scotland (1430), John Franklin (1786), Princess Victoria of Hesse and by Rhine (1863), Richard Francis Burton (1821), James Clark Ross (1800), and Nigel Mansell (1953). After him are James III of Scotland (1451), Edmund Ironside (993), A. S. Neill (1883), Bob Hoskins (1942), Alice Liddell (1852), and Tony Scott (1944).

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Among soccer players born in United Kingdom, Gordon Banks ranks 5Before him are George Best (1946), Bobby Charlton (1937), David Beckham (1975), and Stanley Matthews (1915). After him are Denis Law (1940), Bobby Robson (1933), Kenny Dalglish (1951), Bobby Moore (1941), Duncan Edwards (1936), Peter Shilton (1949), and Kevin Keegan (1951).

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