Bobby Moore: A True England Legend
Sunday, February 24 marks twenty years since Bobby Moore passed away. Throughout that time his name has not dimmed within the world of football. On the contrary, it is shining brighter than ever.
Moore played 544 times for West Ham United, and won 108 caps for England. He is also the only English captain to lift the World Cup.
From 1964 to 1966, Moore went on an incredible winning run, captaining West Ham to the FA Cup in 64, the Cup Winners Cup final in 65 and the famous World Cup win with England in 66.
Moore was the best defender that England has ever produced, and if you believe two living legends of the game, Franz Beckenbauer and Pelé, he was the greatest defender the world has ever produced.
In England’s 1970 World Cup game against Brazil, Moore became renowned for two defining moments. The first was his tackle on Jairzinho, a tackle that is still repeated and referred to as the perfect tackle. The second was at the end of the game when Moore and Pelé embraced and swapped shirts after a monumental battle between them both.
In 1974, Moore left West Ham after 15 years’ service and joined London rivals Fulham for a fee of £25,000. By a very quirky twist of fate, Moore faced West Ham in the 1975 FA Cup final, which West Ham won 2-0.
Moore spent his final working days doing radio commentary before cancer took him. His famous number-six shirt has since been retired by West Ham, and no player shall ever wear it again.
At West Ham’s Premier League game against Tottenham Hotspur on Monday night, there will be a gathering of former players, and the West Ham fans will hold up a mosaic of his iconic number 6. There will also be a minute’s silence that all right-minded football fans should respect. Peace to you, Mr Moore, a legend and gentleman.
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