Gordon Banks is widely regarded as one of the greatest footballers of his generation. He was born in Sheffield, West Riding, England on Dec. 30, 1937. As a former football goalkeeper of the England squad, he won 73 caps at 628 matches throughout his 15-year-long playing career. Second to Lev Yashin, he was taken as the second-best goalkeeper in the 20th century, ahead of Dino Zoff.
In 1953, he accomplished his first appearance at international competitions. After transferred to the Leicester City, he played for the club in four final matches. Having participated in every game of England’s 1966 World Cup Victory in his growth period, countless honors and trophies has been achieved by him. Among numerous honors, he managed to prevent a goal shot by Pelé at the instant that everyone believed that goal was a trump cards of Pelé. For that reason, he grown to the No. 1 footballer of England side. This classic scene was regarded as a greatest ever save. Pulling on England football shirt, Banks won the first cap at the match against Scotland.