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In pictures: Gordon Banks

A gallery looking at some 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.

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After moving from Chesterfield to Leicester, Gordon Banks made a name for himself in the run to the 1961 FA Cup final (PA)
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He was back at Wembley two years later, but the Foxes again came out second best, losing 3-1 to Manchester United (PA)
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Banks, here being introduced to The Earl of Harewood, made his England debut in 1963 against Scotland at Wembley (Press Association)
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The goalkeeper was selected by manager Sir Alf Ramsey as part of England’s 1966 World Cup squad (PA)
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Despite being beaten twice in the final, Banks and England went on to lift the trophy, defeating Germany 4-2 (PA)
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Banks saved from the penalty spot to deny England team-mate Geoff Hurst in new club Stoke’s run to winning the League Cup in 1972 (PA)
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While with Stoke, he was awarded the Football Writers’ Association player of the year award in 1972 (PA)
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He sold his 1966 medal in 2001 for a six-figure sum at an auction to raise money for his family (Toby Melville/PA)
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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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