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Gordon Banks Career - Stoke on Trent, UK
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member dtrebilc
N 52° 59.293 W 002° 10.414
30U E 555476 N 5871279
Quick Description: A statue of Gordon Banks OBE (30 December 1937 – 12 February 2019) a goal keeper of Stoke City Football Club and England stands at the side of the road at the south eastern side of the club's stadium.
Location: West Midlands, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 3/28/2019 8:51:32 AM
Waymark Code: WM109QE
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Outspoken1
Views: 5

Long Description:
Regarded as one of the best goalkeeper's of all time he was the goalkeeper for the England International Team that won the World Cup in 1966.

The life size bronze statue depicts him in his football kit celebrating England's win in 1966. He is carrying the cup itself raised in right hand.

Two plaques in front of the statue tell his story, the right hand one being a timeline of his life and career.

1948-52 Tinsley County School and Sheffield Boys.
1953-55 Millspaugh Steelworks and Rawmarsh Welfare.
1957-58 Royal Signals (National Service).
1955-59 Chesterfield.
1959-67 Leicester City.
1967-72 Stoke City.
1977-78 Fort Lauderdale Strikers.


1956 F.A. Youth Club Runners Up (Chesterfield).
1957 Rhine Cup Winners (Royal Signals).
1961 F.A. Cup Runners Up (Leicester City).
1963 England debut 6th April
1963 England debut for England v Scotland.
1963 F.A. Cup Runners Up (Leicester City).
1964 League Cup Winners (Leicester City).
1965 League Cup Runners Up (Leicester City).
1966 FIFA World Cup Winners (England).
1966-71 FIFA Goalkeeper of the Year.
1970 Awarded the OBE (Order of the British Empire).
1971,1972 Daily Express Sportsman of the Year.
1972 Football Writers' Association Player of the Year.
1972 League Cup Winners (Stoke City).
1977 NASL Goalkeeper of the Year.
2000 Made President of Stoke City.
2002 Inducted into the English Football Hall of Fame.
2004 Chosen by Pele for FIFA 100.
2006 Inaugural inductee of the Sheffield Walk of Fame. link
2006 Awarded Honorary Degree from Keele University.
2009 Awarded Honorary Doctorate from Staffordshire University.
2011 Inducted into the Stoke-on-Trent Sporting Hall of Fame.
2015 Awarded the Freedom of the City of Stoke on Trent.

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