Bobby Moore

Written by Sebastien on 02 March 2013. Posted in World Cup Legends

Being commented by Pele as the greatest defender that he ever had to play against, Bobby Moore is a name that all football fans will always remember. He is considered one of the greatest footballers of all times. Moore captained the England National Team which earned the World Cup 1966. As a matter of fact, his full name was Robert Frederick Chelsea Moore. He was born in Barking, Essex, England on 12th April 1941 and died on 24th February 1993 at his 51st year of life.

As a youngster, he played for West Ham United from 1956 to 1958. In 1958, he started playing for the same club as a professional, until 1974. He had scored 24 goals in 544 matches for West Ham. In 1974 he joined Fulham, making 124 appearances with them. Later on his career, he played for San Antonio Thunder, Seattle Sounders and finally in 1978 he played for Herning Fremad. People may still remember him cleaning his hand of dirt and sweat in a cloth before shaking hands with the Queen to receive the trophy after the 1966 World Cup Final.

He played for the England National Team from 1962 to 1973; scored only 2 goals but played in a tremendous 108 international games for his country.

After retiring as a player, he became first team coach for Oxford City in 1980. In 1981 he joined the Eastern AA and that the second club that Moore managed before starting as a manager of Southend United in 1984. Bobby Moore was awarded as FWA Footballer of the Season 1963-64 and BBC Sports Personality of the Year 1966.

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