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Pele unveils statue of England keeper Gordon Banks

The statue of the ex-England and Stoke City goalkeeper was unveiled at the club's Britannia Stadium on Saturday.

Recalling 1970 and what has been dubbed the greatest save ever, Banks said: "I don't know where it's gone. I really thought it might have been a goal."

In 1969 the Brazilian legend scored twice against Banks in a friendly involving his side Santos, a year before the famous World Cup save. Pele said: "We become good friends and close friends in the United States."

Banks said: "We've always had a very fond relationship with each other and we have great fond memories as well.

"The people of Stoke-on-Trent have been absolutely marvellous to myself and my family. I do really feel like an adopted son now."

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