Roj
10:29, Tue 12 Feb
It's hyperbole but as it was a Pele ("the greatest player ever") header in a Word Cup it is understandable.

RIP Gordon
10:49, Tue 12 Feb
Roj
Agreed mate, I think it is important in football, it’s not just what you do it’s when and who it’s against. Banks did it on the world stage against some of the best players ever. His legacy is solid. Pele, maradonna, Ronaldo all dragged their counties by the scruff of the neck to honours, it’s the only black mark against messi imo.
RIP Gordon....still makes the hairs on the back of my neck stand up when I see that save. Brilliant keeper...God Bless
DES
Greatest Keeper of his era, I have a pic of THAT SAVE from Pele in my office.
In Spain they have an annual award for La liga keeper of the year and its named after a former goalkeeping great Zamora.
I'm going to email F.A> asking them to consider similar award in his name!
RIP Gordon.

KRO

I agree of his era one of the best, if not best goalkeepers. I still don't see the save from Pele as the World's greatest save though as so often said. It was good, but I have seen many more better saves in the my nearly 50 years of watching football.

Cracking save that was, in one of the finest games ever played.........everything about that game was heightened by the glory of it and the audience for it. However, I’ve seen saves just as good at the Blues by Jim Montgomery, Coton, Seaman, fella whose name escapes me, Foster and Stockdale, so not the best save ever. But what a time it was.
11:02, Tue 12 Feb
A very sad loss. Yet another of our 1966 heroes gone. Gordon was the best in the World in his era, and his Pele save the best save ever, given the stature of the occasion and the player who headed the ball. Yet both Gordon and Pele always came across so modest and humble.
RIP Gordon. You were a superstar, and a gentleman of the highest order.
11:08, Tue 12 Feb
Steady on
DES
Fat Buddha
Gordon Banks. Fred Pickering. Johnny Haynes. Piss poor week this is turning out to be.

Johnny Haynes? think he got killed in car crash in Scotland about 15 yrs back!
Rip to them all though

No wonder it's felt like a long week.
11:18, Tue 12 Feb
Shame. 12 years or so ago I spent a few minutes chatting with him, it was a Sunday morning and my lad was playing his grandsons side, U10's game.
Such a lovely, down to earth bloke, I was totally starstruck chatting to him, kept seeing THAT save in my minds eye and there I was, talking football with him.
Greatest compliment me or mine ever received was him saying to me 'Your lad is a tidy player'.

RIP one of the greats.
Bit better than ‘good’. Sad news.
13:29, Tue 12 Feb
DES
DES
Greatest Keeper of his era, I have a pic of THAT SAVE from Pele in my office.
In Spain they have an annual award for La liga keeper of the year and its named after a former goalkeeping great Zamora.
I'm going to email F.A> asking them to consider similar award in his name!
RIP Gordon.

KRO

I doubt the Premier League will allow that, after all, they seem to make the rules. It'll be the Carling Gordon Banks Award.
13:37, Tue 12 Feb
Remember him single handedly knocking us out of the F A cup at Standrews sometime in the 60s .What a keeper