May 25 2013 Latest news:
Freddy Mayhew, Reporter
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
England and West Ham footballer Bobby Moore was a sporting icon for a generation and this weekend will mark the twentieth anniversary of his death.
Moore, who famously captained England to their only football World Cup victory in 1966, died aged 51 from bowel cancer.
A special wreath-laying ceremony will be held to remember the sporting great at Barking Road, Newham, this Sunday at 11am by the iconic Heroes statue — depicting Moore on the shoulders of his England team-mates and lifting the world cup.
Upton Park will also play host hold a minute’s silence at the premier league match between West Ham and Tottenham Hotspurs on Monday, February 25.
Moore’s former Hammer’s team-mates Martin Peters, Geoff Hurst and Sir Trevor Brooking are set to attend as special guests and a mosaic of the player’s since retired claret and blue number six shirt will be displayed by supporters in the Bobby Moore stand.
Born Robert Frederick Moore at Barking Hospital, the former West Ham United cup-winning captain grew up in Waverley Gardens in Barking.
He put in 544 appearances for the Hammers between 1958 and 1974. The Bobby Moore Fund in partnership with Cancer Research UK was established by Moore’s wife Stephanie Moore following his death in 1993.
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