Gordon Banks: A Biography by Jim Morris

By Jim Morris

ardour for soccer in England shifted within the moment 1/2 the 20 th century. round forty million spectators entered the turnstiles on the height of the 1948/49 season. within the years that undefined, the attendances various however the soccer purely received higher, prime England to win the area Cup in 1966. there have been a few nice gamers that graced the pitches of serious Britain within the Nineteen Sixties and Seventies. This e-book tells the tale of 1 of them. Gordon Banks remains to be considered as England s most interesting ever goalkeeper. His membership occupation took him to Chesterfield, Leicester urban and Stoke urban. He was once paid £2 a fit at Chesterfield, and his move from Leicester to Stoke was once for £50,000 good less than a few present Premiership gamers wages this day! Capped seventy-three occasions through England, Gordon went directly to elevate the realm Cup as England s goalkeeper and make arguably the store of the century in Mexico in 1970. The youngest of 4 brothers from Sheffield, Gordon deserted plans to turn into a bricklayer while Chesterfield got here taking a look. He used to be later to marry and feature 3 childrens. As tv allowed enthusiasts to monitor from the relief in their personal dwelling rooms or the pub, Gordon Banks was once ever current, and he is still a lot favourite and respected to this day.

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