Gordon Banks – Banksy
For ten years Gordon Banks was widely acknowledged to be the best goalkeeper in the world and, perhaps, the best there’s ever been. Along with players like Bobby Moore, Banks was first on Sir Alf Ramsey’s teamsheet – England’s No.1 in both 1966 and1970.
But in his prime, months after being named 1972 Footballer of the Year it was all cut brutally short when he lost an eye in a car crash. Banks defied medical opinion by fighting his way back onto the football field ending his career playing with other legends like Pele, George Best and Franz Beckenbauer in the fledgeling North American League. BANKSY is the story of a genuine English hero and a stirring, insider’s account of England’s finest years.