Sir Geoff Hurst, sem skoraði þrennu í úrslitaleik Englendinga og V-Þjóðverja á heimsmeistaramótinu í knattspyrnu árið 1966, minnist Gordons Banks sem er látinn, 81 árs gamall.
„Það er mjög leitt að heyra þær fréttir að Gordon sé látinn. Hann var einn sá besti. Þetta eru sorgarfréttir fyrir fótboltann, Stoke City og stuðningsmenn enska landsliðsins. Hans verður sárt saknað,“ skrifar hinn 77 ára gamli Geoff Hurst á Twitter-síðu sína en margir minnast Banks, sem var einn besti markvörður í sögunni og varði mark Englands í umræddum úrslitaleik.
Very sad to hear the news that Gordon has died. One of the very greatest. Thinking especially of Ursula, Julia, Wendy and Robert. Sad for football, Stoke City and for England fans. Will be very sadly missed. https://t.co/qO1S3BGtlB— Sir Geoff Hurst (@TheGeoffHurst) February 12, 2019
From the family of Gordon Banks— Stoke City FC (@stokecity) February 12, 2019
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. pic.twitter.com/mg5GIgSoBb
62 goalkeepers have played 8+ games at the World Cup and Gordon Banks has the best ratio of minutes per goal conceded out of all of them - 210 minutes 🙌❤ pic.twitter.com/I5L3q4ASY3— Match of the Day (@BBCMOTD) February 12, 2019
We’re deeply saddened to hear that Gordon Banks, our #WorldCup-winning goalkeeper, has passed away.— England (@England) February 12, 2019
Our thoughts are with Gordon’s friends, family and supporters at this difficult time. pic.twitter.com/nbzncYBCFA
Rest in Peace Gordon Banks. Had the pleasure of meeting you as an 18 year old with my Dad, and him being completely star struck by you. Total gent. You will always be a member of the Goallys Union 🧤 🧤 pic.twitter.com/xN0u6IXitF— Ben Foster (@BenFoster) February 12, 2019
Legend..... RIP Gordon Banks 🏴 pic.twitter.com/mrClVqJmUk— Jamie Vardy (@vardy7) February 12, 2019
We are saddened by the death of legendary @England goalkeeper Gordon Banks.@SirBobby: "Gordon was a fantastic goalkeeper and I was proud to call him a team-mate.— Manchester United (@ManUtd) February 12, 2019
"He will be deeply missed and our thoughts are with his family at this very sad time." pic.twitter.com/JS6WXasrtH