No6 – Gordon Banks’ save of the century (1970)

In the group stages of the 1970 World Cup, reigning champs England faced eventual winners Brazil. England lost 1-0 but their keeper Gordon Banks pulled off a save so miraculous that it is still referred to as the ‘save of the century’. Brazilian legend Pele latched onto a cross at close-range, spearing a downward header toward the back of the net. But somehow, Banks, diving to his right, managed to parry the ball off its line, despite the fact it appears to already be behind him when he makes contact.