FIFA World Cup
Gordon Banks’s 1970 Save

In this 1998 interview, Danish goalkeeper Peter Schmeichel explains why English goalkeeper Gordon Banks’s save, which prevented Pelé from making a much-anticipated goal in the 1970 World Cup was the best he’d ever seen. Banks skillfully made contact with the ball via the tips of his fingers getting it over the crossbar–Brazil still won the game 1–0 but the save is considered to be the best in football history.

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