Gordon Banks was known as one of football’s greatest goalkeepers. He played in every game of the 1966 World Cup campaign, culminating in the 4-2 victory over West Germany in the final at Wembley. His main legacy was his seemingly impossible wonder save from Pele during the 1970 World Cup against Brazil.
In a statement, his family said: “It is with great sadness that we announce that Gordon passed away peacefully overnight.
“We are devastated to lose him but we have so many happy memories and could not have been more proud of him.”
Gordon Banks was born in Sheffield, and won the League Cup with Stoke and Leicester, before retiring in 1973.
In 1972, he lost the sight in his right eye after a car crash.
In December 2015, it was announced he was receiving treatment for kidney cancer.
Gordon Banks is survived by his wife Ursula and their three children.