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Bobby Moore

(1941—1993) footballer


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British Association footballer with West Ham United and England and the captain of the national team that won the World Cup in 1966. Bobby Moore joined West Ham United in 1958 and remained with the team for the next sixteen years. He soon became a brilliant defensive player. Having led his country at under-23 level, Moore won his first full international cap in May 1962, against Peru. This was followed by three great successes: in 1964 he captained West Ham when they won the FA Cup; in the following year they won the European Cup Winners' Cup; and in 1966 he led England to victory in the World Cup. Moore played for England a record number of 108 times and finished his career with Fulham (1974–76).

From Who's Who in the Twentieth Century in Oxford Reference.

Subjects: Contemporary History (Post 1945).


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