Gordon Banks contracts

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Football contracts signed by World Cup winning goalkeeper Gordon Banks are being sold at auction in Lichfield.

Divided into two lots, the documents are going under the hammer at Richard Winterton Auctioneers on 19th June.

They are expected to fetch £5,000 in the sale.

Auctioneer Richard Winterton said: “This is a magnificent chance to own a piece of history from one of the greatest goalkeepers we’ve ever had.”

The first lot is a Leicester City contract signed by Banks and club secretary Edward Plumley dated 1964 – the year the club won the League Cup – and runs to June 1966, right up to England’s iconic victory in the tournament that July.

The contract details Banks’ weekly wages at the club and increments to which he would be entitled depending on the team’s success.

Two contracts for Stoke City make up the second lot. One from 1970, signed by Banks when he was 30, sees his wages rise from £60 a week to £75 a week. Another from 1971 sees his pay packet go up again to £100 a week.

Mr Winterton said: “As a Stoke fan myself, I must say this is a lovely piece of memorabilia to get my hands on.”

For auction and viewing details, visit www.richardwinterton.co.uk, email office@richardwinterton.co.uk or call 01543 251081.

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