In each sport, there can only be one “Greatest” in any era, and this man was arguably the Greatest goalkeeper ever. Gordon Banks
An inspiration to many, on many levels. A personal hero of mine growing up as a young keeper, I still feel he has things to offer to young aspiring keepers today.
This video cameo of many of his best saves, serves as just an introduction to the keeper that Pele once called “a keeper with magic”
After a few seconds setting the scene of the era, there is a truly amazing save at 0:44 on the video. Make sure you persevere throughout the whole three minutes.
Many ex- and current goalkeepers commented on Banks passing, including the Italian World Cup winner Buffon;
Here’s a really good analysis of “that save” against Pele.
RIP the original Banksy