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Fans and mourners pay tribute as Gordon Banks is laid to rest

Discussion in 'World cup' started by Real Tosin, Mar 4, 2019.

  1. Real Tosin

    Real Tosin Active Member

    World Cup final teammates of England goalkeeper Gordon Banks have attended his funeral, including hat-trick hero Sir Geoff Hurst whose eulogy described him as a "superstar".

    Hundreds of people lined the streets of Stoke-on-Trent as a cortege made its way around the city.

    The coffin was also driven to the home of Banks's former club Stoke City where hundreds more chanted and applauded.

    Jack and Sir Bobby Charlton were among mourners at a later church service.

    The brothers - who won the World Cup with Banks in 1966 - attended Stoke Minster where Wembley teammate Hurst paid tribute.

    Hurst said it was a "very sad day", describing his former teammate as the "greatest goalkeeper we've had".

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