Gordon Banks Wife – Ursula Banks Bio, Wiki, Age, Children, Husband, Net Worth
Gordon Banks 1937-2019: England’s World Cup winner remembered
Ursula Banks Bio, Wiki
Ursula Banks and Gordon Banks
Gordon Banks first met his wife Ursula during his National service in Germany in 1955. They had three children, Julia Banks, Robert Banks, Wendy Banks. He separated from Ursula during his time in America, but the couple reunited when Banks returned to England. Banks’ nephew is Nick Banks, drummer of the band Pulp
When Gordon Banks was Stoke and England’s number one, he had a car crash in October 1972 which cost him both the sight in his right eye and his professional career. He did though play in the United States for the Fort Lauderdale Strikers in 1977 and 1978. Media interest, even in those days, was intense. His wife Ursula was in tears when their home was besieged on one occasion by around 30 reporters and photographers.
Gordon Banks was born on December 30th, 1937. He was a World Cup winner with England in 1966 whose diving, twisting save to thwart Pelé in 1970 is lauded as one of the greatest feats of goalkeeping, has died aged 81.
Banks played 73 times for England and won a League Cup winners medal while at Stoke but his playing career was brought to an abrupt end in 1972 when a car accident robbed him of sight in one eye.
Banks of England, as he was popularly known, was widely rated as one of the world’s finest goalkeepers alongside contemporaries Lev Yashin and Dino Zoff.
Gordon Banks Death and Cause
It was announced he was receiving treatment for kidney cancer in December 2015. Banks died on 12th February 2019. Stoke City said in a statement on their website on Tuesday: “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.”
Rest in Peace, Gordon. ❤️ pic.twitter.com/dq6jArAZhf
— Stoke City FC (@stokecity) February 12, 2019
Germany team’s Twitter account posted an image of Banks embracing West Germany players on the Wembley pitch at the 1966 World Cup final. “A fierce opponent and a good man. Rest in peace, Gordon Banks,” ran the message.
A fierce opponent and a good man.
— Germany (@DFB_Team_EN) February 12, 2019