Football News Update: Bolton FA Cup Winner and Former England Defender Tommy Banks Passes Away at 94

In a somber moment for the football community, it is with great sadness that we report the passing of Tommy Banks, the Bolton FA Cup winner and former England defender, at the age of 94. Banks, who played as a left-back, had a remarkable career that spanned over a decade.

Bolton FA Cup Winner

Banks joined Bolton Wanderers in 1947 and went on to lift the FA Cup with the Trotters in 1958, securing a 2-0 victory over Manchester United in the final. This achievement cemented his legacy as a true icon of the game.

England International

Beyond his domestic success, Banks also represented England on the international stage, being selected for the 1958 World Cup squad in Sweden under the management of Walter Winterbottom. He went on to earn six caps for the Three Lions, making him one of the oldest living former England internationals before his passing.

“The thoughts and condolences of everyone at Bolton Wanderers are with Tommy’s family and friends.”

In a statement released by Bolton Wanderers, the club expressed their deepest condolences, and as a mark of respect, the club has announced that the flags outside the Toughsheet Community Stadium will be lowered to half-mast from Friday, June 14.

The football world has lost a true legend, and Banks’ contributions to the sport will be fondly remembered by fans and players alike. His remarkable career and unwavering dedication to the game have left an indelible mark on the history of English football.

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