Meet the 1966 World Cup Winner!TO CELEBRATE the 50th anniversary of England’s 1966 World Cup win, Exeter City FC will be hosting an exclusive black tie event with goalkeeper Gordon Banks.
The event, kindly sponsored by RGB Building Supplies, will take place on Wednesday 6th April at the Exeter Rougemont Hotel.
Gordon Banks was one of the greatest goalkeepers of his or any other generation, and he will forever be remembered for his heroic part in England’s triumphant 1966 World Cup campaign that culminated in the famous 4-2 Final victory over West Germany at Wembley.
Four years later, he was still England’s number one as they headed to Mexico to defend their World Cup crown and produced the competition’s most iconic moment when he spectacularly kept out Pele’s header in the clash with Brazil in Guadalajara, a breathtaking effort which became known as the ‘Save of the Century’.
Banks also enjoyed a glittering club career that spanned three different decades, playing for Leicester City for eight years before spending five seasons with Stoke City, and was named the Football Writers’ Player of the Year in 1972. But it was in England colours that he earned his place in football folklore.
Gordon will reveal all as guest speaker and share what it is like to be part of the only England team to ever lift the trophy. The black tie event also includes a fabulous three-course meal along with an auction and games.
Tickets are available priced at £45 per person or £400 for tables of 10 (+ VAT), to book contact Gary Moore on email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 07717 398 102.