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Bobby Moore at West Ham United
Bobby Moore was the first captain of England I knew. He was an older brotherly figure through my childhood and he personified captaincy for me. He was solid, reliable, classy and a winner. And though I was too young to remember him holding up the World Cup in 1966 as the England captain, images of the event were so a part of my upbringing, in my mind it rated alongside Neil Armstrong's moon walk in order of outstanding world achievements by an individual. He was the captain of England's 1970 World Cup defence, too, but disaster struck in 1974, when Bobby's England couldn't even qualify for the finals. Bobby held the record of 108 England caps when he was finally dropped for good (a record now held by Peter Shilton), and an era of English football passed forever.
Bobby Moore at West Ham - with the FA Cup in 1964
(Thanks to Billy Green for sending this picture)
From then on he rather curiously turned up in the 1975 F.A.Cup final playing for Fulham as they lost to the team for which he will be forever linked, West Ham United, and as the websites's mate, Jim Ross (see News September 5th 1999 and October 6th, 1999) will confirm, Bobby did a stint in the mid-seventies North American League - NASL. Sadly died, and has since had the very rare honour of appearing on a UK Royal Mail stamp (- rightfully the 26p first class stamp ! ).
Moore (front row 6th from left) Cup Final Fulham squad
Bobby at West Ham
(Thanks to Ian Corry for sending these 3 pictures)
See pictures of Bobby with his World Cup team mates.
Click to see the one of football's most enduring images of Bobby in the 1970 World Cup Finals with Pele.
Strangely, Bobby has two stamps in the album, as is also one of the Stars of the Mexico World Cup
See how readers of Shoot! magazine voted for him in their pole of the top 100 players of the last 30 years.
See Bobby's two Typhoo Tea Cards
Bobby Moore was the first person to appear on the cover of 'Shoot !' magazine (See October 2000 News.
Bobby is in a new T.V. advert, and talked about a lot by Harry Redknapp ! See December 2000 News
Find out about Bobby's arrest before the Mexico 1970 World Cup Finals at January 2001 News
See details of Bobby's 1,000th senior match, Emails August 2001
Another quiz answer ... it was Bobby who provided the ball for Geoff Hurst's hatrick goal in 1966, see January 2002 Emails
What's the Bobby Moore Procedure ? See February 2002 News
See a brief career review by Richard Whitehead
Bobby in Greatest Briton top 100, see November 2002
Bobby's shirts sell at Christies, see December 2002
Bobby on What's My Line ?, see Emails March 2004
Bobby's shirt sells for 59,750 pounds, see March 2004
And a signed testimonail programme sell well, see March 2004
Read about the day Bobby took over in goal, Emails April 2004
Widow, Stephanie, raises money, see April 2004
Nominated FourFourTwo's best ever player at West Ham United, see April 2005
Sky One Football Legend nominee, 5 June 2005
Channel 5 play an England v Germany: the Legends charity match for Bobby's charity, see Spring 2006.
Bobby Moore Fund clothing available at Burtons, see Spring 2006
Bobby Moore Fund mug and a BBC wallpaper with Bobby also become available, see Spring 2006
Now there's Bobby Moore Fund chocolate bars, and the Greasy Spoons are raising money for the Fund with an England song, see Summer 2006
'66 team Where are they now? see Summer 2006
Try these other links ...
See Jon Vinton's tribute site at Bobby Moore Homepage
A Tribute to BOBBY MOORE OBE
There's a full list of his England games at England's Players - Bobby Moore
There's A (further) Tribute To Bobby Moore.
For more information try Hall of Fame - Bobby Moore
Or buy an ugly big headed model of Bobby from Corinthian Marketing Web Site !!
Tony Quinlan has written an excellent, Bobby Moore Memorial.
Bobby is aptly remembered by the Professional Footballers' Association, who have name their Fair Play Trophy after him, see givemefootball - Bobby Moore Fairplay Trophy
Bobby has a Sporting Legends magazine, (reported at Spring 2006), see Sporting Legends - Bobby Moore - Gentleman and Player
See the latest Soccer headlines at www.bobdunning.net