Biography of Bobby Moore

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Bobby Moore was an association football player and manager chiefly remembered for captaining the English team which won the World Cup in 1966.

When and Where was Bobby Moore Born?

12th April 1941 at 43 Waverly Gardens, Barking, Essex.

Family Background:

Bobby Moore was an only child.

Education:

Westbury Primary School. Tom Hood High School, Leyton.

Timeline of Bobby Moore:

Moore began his football playing for a local saturday morning team – South Park Boys, who were part of the Ilford League. His first honour was as captain of Barking Primary Schools, winning the “Crisp Shield” he then progressed to be part of both the Leyton School’s team, and Essex Boy’s team. A local scout called Jack Turner heard about Moore’s talent by his sports master Tom Russell, and sent in a report. “Looked fairly useful, but wouldn’t set the world on fire.” Moore was invited to attend West Ham under their new youth policy.

1956: Bobby Moore signs amateur forms for West Ham United in August. On October 6th he makes his debut for West Ham Colts.

1957: He makes his England Youth Team debut on 2nd October.

1958: Moore signs professional forms for West Ham United in May. He makes his debut for West Ham United first team versus Manchester United on September 8th.

1960: He makes his debut for England Under 23’s on November 2nd.

1961: He makes his debut in the F.A. Cup against Stoke City on January 7th.

1962: He makes his debut for the England first team on May 20th versus Peru. He marries Tina Dean on June 30th.

1963: Bobby Moore captains England for the first time on May 20th versus Czechoslovakia.

1964: He captains West Ham United in their F.A. Cup victory over Preston on May 2nd. He also becomes Footballer of the Year in May. He played his first European game versus Gantoise of Belgium.

1966: Moore captains England to World Cup Final victory on July 30th over West Germany (4-2 after Extra Time). He wins the BBC’s Sport’s Personality of the Year for 1966.

1967: He is awarded an O.B.E.

1972: Moore wins his 120th Cap for England versus Scotland on February 14th.

1973: He exceeds the record number of appearances for West Ham on February 17th, set by Jimmy Ruffell of 509. He plays his final game for England versus Italy on November 14th.

1974: Moore is injured on January 5th in what became his last ever game for West Ham United (versus Hereford United in  the F.A Cup). He transfers to Fulham for £25,000 on March 14th. On March 19th he makes his Fulham debut versus Middlesbrough. On October 8th Fulham beat West Ham United in the League Cup.

1975: West Ham United beat Fulham in the F.A. Cup Final on May 3rd.

1976: Moore joins San Antonio Thunder football team in Texas, USA for the summer.

1977:  He plays his final game for Fulham versus Blackburn Rovers on May 14th.

1978: Moore again plays in the North American Soccer League for the Seattle Sounders during the summer.

1979-1981: He becomes manager of Oxford City.

1983: Moore coaches Team Eastern Athletic in Hong Kong.

1986: He is divorced from Tina on January 6th.

1984-1986: He becomes manager of Southend.

1990: He joins Capital Gold Radio as a Football Analyst.

1991: He undergoes an operation on April 22nd for suspected cancer of the colon. He marries Stephanie Moore on December 4th. (Her surname was already Moore).

1993: Moore makes a public announcement about his illness on February 15th.

When and Where did he Die?

Wednesday 24th February 1993.

Age at Death:

52.

Marriage:

1. Tina Dean June 30th 1962. (Divorced January 6th 1986).
2. Stephanie Moore December 4th 1991 (Her surname was already Moore).

Site of Grave:

Funeral held on March 2nd 1993 at Putney Vale Crematorium. Ashes interred at the City of London Crematorium beneath a Magnolia tree.

Places of Interest:

LONDON:

West Ham United Football Club.
Wembley Stadium.