Vlog on the pitch: Football’s top 10 moments … in ballet

September 12, 2008

For England fans of a certain age Gordon Banks’s amazing reflex save from Pele’s header will always rank among one of football’s greatest moments.

You’ve seen it on TV, read about it in print and talked about it at the pub — now you can relive the whole thing in the medium of ballet.

20,000 fans voted for their top 10 moments via the New Football Pools website and the English National Ballet has brought them together with “The Beautiful Game” a dance interpretation of 10 iconic football moments from the past 85 years.

Banks joined Vlog on the Pitch host Owen Wyatt to talk about his famous save before the first performance. See above for the video.

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That mexican goalie that did the scorpion save was actually Colombian, Rene Higuita..

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