Gordon Banks dies aged 81 - Alzheimer's Society comment

England’s World Cup winning goalkeeper and Alzheimer's Society Ambassador Gordon Banks has died aged 81.

The legendary footballer played 73 times for England and was part of the triumphant 1966 team.

Jeremy Hughes, Chief Executive of Alzheimer's Society, said:

'Gordon Banks will be remembered for uniting the nation in celebration with his heroic 1966 World Cup winning performance and the greatest save of all time.

'He was a deeply committed and passionate Alzheimer's Society Ambassador and united the nation again, this time against dementia.

'Gordon raised funds and awareness to help people affected by dementia, including his brother David and many of his 1966 World Cup-winning team-mates.

'Our thoughts are with his friends, family and teammates at this sad time.'

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