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Football Legends | Gordon Banks

England's greatest goalkeeper.

CHANNEL | Radio 5 Live

FIRST BROADCAST | 25 January 1999

DURATION | 20 minutes 14 seconds

FIRSTBROADCAST

1999

Synopsis

Leicester City goalkeeper Gordon Banks secured his legendary status when he stood in goal for England in the 1966 World Cup. In this interview, he reviews his career and shares his feelings about the accident that cost him an eye and his position as England keeper.

Sports commentary removed for copyright reasons.

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Gordon Banks was capped 73 times by his country.

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