Ralph Banks

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Ralph Banks
Personal information
Full name Ralph Banks
Date of birth (1920-06-20)20 June 1920
Place of birth Farnworth, Lancashire, England, UK
Date of death 1 October 1993(1993-10-01) (aged 73)
Place of death Bolton, England, UK
Playing position Defender
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1940–1954 Bolton Wanderers 104 (0)
1954–1955 Aldershot 43 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Ralph Banks (20 June 1920 – 1 October 1993) was an English footballer.

He played for Bolton Wanderers from 1940 to 1954, although for the first years of his career he fought in the Second World War and, after the cessation of hostilities, was called up for national service. He played over a hundred games for the club, mostly at left back, and came up against Stanley Matthews in the 1953 FA Cup Final, which turned out to be his last game for the club.[1] After leaving Bolton, he played for a season and a half at Aldershot before retiring.

Banks' younger brother Tommy Banks also played for Bolton Wanderers. Ralph Banks died in Bolton in 1993.


  1. ^ "Ralph's Matthews final medal for sale". Bolton News. Retrieved 2010-11-04.