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Council leader Philip Atkins has paid tribute to Gordon Banks OBE after the death was announced of the England international footballer and Staffordshire resident.

Tribute issued to Gordon Banks OBE

Speaking after the death was announced of Gordon Banks OBE, Philip Atkins, Leader of Staffordshire County Council, said:

Gordon Banks OBE was a legend, revered by football fans in Staffordshire, England and around the world, yet everyone who met him would say that he was the most humble person, someone who had time for everyone.

Throughout his battles with illness he maintained his dignity and still found time to help others, including many charities. He may not have been born in Staffordshire, but he made it his home and he will be sadly missed by the many, many people here who knew and respected him.”