Colin Grainger

Paying respects to England’s greatest defender

 

Bobby Moore, former England captain

 

It’s 23 years today since the world lost Bobby Moore, our greatest defender.

He captained West Ham United for more than ten years and was captain of the England team that won the 1966 World Cup.

He won a total of 108 caps for England, which at the time of his international retirement in 1973 was a national record.

Bobby died on February 24 1993, and fans paid homage to their hero at the gates of Upton Park. RIP Bobby.

Picture 58 Bobby Moore tributes crying man

This special picture, by my colleague Steve Bacon at the Newham Recorder, the paper I worked at for 41 years as everything from reporter to Editor, shows exactly how much Bobby meant to the fans.

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This article was written on 24 Feb 2016, and is filed under Bobby Moore, West Ham United.

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