West Ham United to honour legend Moore
West Ham United will honour former captain and England World Cup winner Bobby Moore, who died 20 years ago, with a ceremony on Sunday.
Fellow club and country team-mates Martin Peters and Geoff Hurst will also attend West Ham’s home Premier League against Tottenham Hotspur on Monday, where a minute’s applause will take place before kick-off.
Centre-back Moore made 544 appearances for the Hammers between 1958-74 and captained England to their World Cup win at Wembley in 1966, where Hurst scored a hat-trick in the final to defeat West Germany 4-2. Moore died of bowel cancer, aged 51, on 24 February, 1993.
“Having played with him for so many years, it was a disaster for me and for Geoff Hurst as well,” Peters said.
“He could do anything. He could score goals and he was a great defender. He knew exactly what he wanted to do. He would mark people out of the game. He was just a wonderful, wonderful player. He’ll never, ever be forgotten.”
After his successful West Ham career, during which he won the 1964 FA Cup and the European Cup Winners’ Cup the following year, Moore moved across London to Fulham.
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