The former England goalkeeper died, aged 81, on February 12 and is to be laid to rest following a service at Stoke Minster this afternoon.

A five-car funeral cortege passed through Stoke’s stadium, stopping at the pitchside dugout for a few minutes, to sustained applause from the assembled crowd.

Gordon Banks' funeral cortege arrives at the bet365 Stadium
Gordon Banks’ funeral cortege arrives at the bet365 Stadium (Aaron Chown/PA)

The various achievements of Banks, who also won the League Cup with Stoke and Leicester, were displayed on the big screen as a chant of “England’s number one” broke out.

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