Kidsgrove pay tribute to Gordon Banks

Kidsgrove Athletic paid tribute to England’s World Cup winning goalkeeper Gordon Banks at their game with Colwyn Bay at the weekend.

The Stoke City Old Boys Association were guests at the EVO-STIK League West Division game to pay tribute to Banks, as well as raising funds for charity.

His son Robert was in attendance and a minute’s silence was held prior to kick-off.

Banks passed away in February at the age of 81 and at his funeral, his pallbearers were goalkeepers representing his former teams Joe Anyon (Chesterfield), Jack Butland (Stoke City), Joe Hart (England) and Kasper Schmeichel (Leicester City).

Kidsgrove Gordon Banks

Kidsgrove Gordon Banks

He made more than 550 club appearances for Leicester City, Stoke City and Chesterfield, as well as with a handful of clubs in America, as well as earning 73 international caps.

In attendance were:

George Eastham OBE (1966-73) 194 apps, 4 goals. Non-playing member of England's 1966 World Cup winning squad. 19 England apps, 2 goals. Stoke manager, 1977-78.
Terry Conroy (1967-79) 271 apps, 49 goals.
Dennis Smith (1968-82) 407 apps, 29 goals.
Mike McDonald (1972-74) 5 apps, 0 goals.
Harry Burrows (1965-73) 245 apps, 68 goals.
Eric Skeels (1959-76) 597 apps, 7 goals, Stoke's all time record appearance holder.
John Ruggerio (1974-77) 9 apps, 2 goals.
Jackie Marsh (1967-79) 355 apps, 2 goals.

Kidsgrove Gordon Banks

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