Club Pays Tribute To Kenny Banks

It is with great sadness that the Club has learned of the death of Spennymoor United legend Kenny Banks at the age of 77.

Widely regarded as one of the finest players to ever pull on a Moors shirt, Banks made over 700 appearances in midfield for the Club during the 1960s and 1970s.

He was a key member of the Moors team which made history in 1967/68 when they became just the second team to win an astonishing treble of Northern League, League Cup and Durham Challenge Cup.

In a golden era for the Club, Banks remained a core part of the team as they celebrated five more league titles and three more League Cup wins in the 1970s, during which they also reached the semi-final of the FA Trophy.

His brilliance earned him not only a reputation as one of the best players in non-league football but also three England amateur caps when he featured for his country against Italy, Yugoslavia and Turkey in the 1972/73 campaign.

As well as playing for the Club, he also had a spell as Manager, underlining his commitment and love of Spennymoor United.

We send our sincere condolences and best wishes to his family and friends at this sad time.

Photo Credit: Galdon Photographers

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