VIDEO: Gordon Banks’s ‘save that stopped the world’ from Pele in 1970

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England World Cup winner Gordon Banks is fighting kidney cancer for a second time and says the memories of his playing days will give him the strength to beat the disease.

Here we look at the most talked about save in football history as Banks, who started his career at Chesterfield, leaps from one side of the goal to the other in the blink of an eye to turn Pele’s downward header over the cross bar in England’s match with Brazil at Mexico 1970. Is it the best ever?

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