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Date Of Birth : 30 December 1937
Nation : England
Height : 185 cm
Major Club : Leicester City, Stoke City
Caps : 73 Games
World Cup Participation : 1962, 1966, 1970 (9 Games )
Club Honours : 2 Times League Cup
International Honours : 1966 FIFA World Cup Winners
Individual Achievement : 1966 FIFA World Cup’s Best Goalkeeper
1970 Order Of British Empire
1972 FWA Footballer Of The Year
2 Times European Footballer Of The Year (1970, 1972)
1999 IFFHS England Goalkeeper of The Century

Banks is widely regarded the greatest goalkeeper in British football history. His consistent performances in goal led to the re-wording of a common English idiom used in everyday speech to "Safe as the Banks of England. His best performance for memories of football fan around the world was happened in world cup 1970 which he did the incredibly wonderful reflex save against the powerful and directly heading of Pele. That save is known as “The save of the century”. Banks is average-sized but quick and agile and his strongest asset is his football knowledge and positional play. An unshakable to build a team around, He was instrumental in helping England win their only world cup. He totally kept 35 clean sheets and conceded only 57 goals in 73 international matches of play. Banks won 35 clean sheets for England national team. IFFHS’s poll showed him as the second best goalkeeper ever behind only Lev Yashin.

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