Bobby Moore

Great Britain


B: April 12, 1941
D: February 24, 1993

Captain of the 1966 England's World Cup Soccer Champions

Moore gained his first cap for England in 1962 against Peru. The was the captain of the West Ham team that won the F.A. Cup in 1964 and also captained the English team in 1966 that won the World Cup. he was also the captain of the English team in the 1970 World Cup. He was awarded the coveted BBC Sports Personality of the Year title at the end of 1966, he was also decorated with the OBE in the New Year Honours List. Moore surpassed West Ham's appearances record in 1973 when he played for the club for the 509th time. Later the same year, Moore was exposed defensively by Poland in a qualifier for the 1974 World Cup in Chorzow, deflecting a free kick past Peter Shilton to put the home side ahead, and then losing possession to Wlodzimierz Lubanski, who scored the second. His form had dipped enough for Ramsey to choose not to select him for the return game at Wembley, which England had to win to qualify. Any other result would send Poland through. Moore is understood to have asked Ramsey if this meant he was no longer required, to which Ramsey replied: "Of course not. I need you as my captain at the World Cup next year." It never happened, as England could only draw 1-1. It signaled the end of Ramsey's reign - he was sacked six months later - and Moore later told how he sat alongside Ramsey on the bench and kept urging him to make a substitution, only for Ramsey to freeze suddenly when it came to decision-making. Moore won his 108th and final cap in the next game, a 1-0 friendly defeat to Italy. He became England's most capped player, beating Bobby Charlton's record by two appearances, and equaled Billy Wright's record of 90 appearances as captain. Shilton has since overtaken the caps record, but Moore remains in second place, and the captaincy record also remains. He played for two teams in the North American Soccer League - San Antonio Thunder in 1976 (24 games, 1 goal) and Seattle Sounders in 1978 (7 games). During 1976, there was also a final appearance on the international field for Team USA in games against Italy, Brazil and an England team captained by Gerry Francis. This was the U.S.A. Bicentennial Cup Tournament, which capitalized on NASL and more importantly England and Italy both failing to qualify for the European Championships that year. Seattle was the last team for which he played professional football. Moore was made an Inaugural Inductee of the English Football Hall of Fame in 2002 in recognition of his impact on the English game as player. In November 2003, to celebrate UEFA's Jubilee, he was selected as the Golden Player of England by the The Football Association as their most outstanding player of the past 50 years.





1973 British Final








Points Scored

10 1/2

1973 British Final

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