Which English football goalkeeper was named the World's Goalkeeper of the Year on six occasions?
Gordon Banks (30 December 1937 – 12 February 2019) was an English professional footballer who played as a goalkeeper. He made 679 appearances during a 20-year professional career, and won 73 caps for England, highlighted by starting every game of the nation's 1966 World Cup victory.
Regarded as one of the greatest goalkeepers of all time, Banks was named FWA Footballer of the Year in 1972, and was named Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) Goalkeeper of the Year on six occasions. The International Federation of Football History & Statistics (IFFHS) named Banks the second-best goalkeeper of the 20th century, after Lev Yashin (1st) and ahead of Dino Zoff (3rd).