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.
Bobby Moore was an only child.
Westbury Primary School. Tom Hood High School, Leyton.
Chronology/Biography 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: (August) Bobby Moore signed amateur forms for West Ham United. (October 6th) Debut for West Ham Colts.
1957: (October 2nd) England Youth Team debut.
1958: (May) Signs Professional forms for West Ham United. (September 8th) Debut for West Ham United first team (v Manchester United).
1960: (November 2nd) Debut for England under 23’s.
1961: (January 7th) Debut in F.A. Cup (Stoke City).
1962: (May 20th) Debut for England fist team (V Peru).
1963: (May 20th) Bobby Moore captains England for the first time (V Czechoslovakia).
1964: (May 2nd) Captain of West Ham United in the F.A. Cup victory over Preston. Footballer of the Year in May. (September 23rd) Debut European games (v Gantoise, of Belgium).
1966: (July 30th) Captains England to World Cup Final victory over West Germany (4-2 after Extra Time). Wins B.B.C’s Sport’s Personality of the Year in the Summer.
1967: Awarded O.B.E.
1972: (February 14th) Wins 120th Cap for England (v Scotland).
1973: (February 17th) Exceeds record number of appearances for West Ham set by Jimmy Ruffell of 509. (November 14th) Plays his final game for England (v Italy).
1974: (January 5th) Bobby Moore injured in what is his last ever game for West Ham United first Team (v Hereford United in F.A Cup) (March 14th) Transferred to Fulham (£25,000). (March 19th) Fulham debut (v Middlesbrough). (October8th) Fulham beat West Ham United in League Cup.
1975: (May 3rd) West Ham United beat Fulham in F.A. Cup Final.
1976: Joins San Antonio Thunder for the summer.
1977: (May 14th)‚ Final game for Fulham (v Blackburn Rovers).
1978: Joins Seattle Sounders for the summer.
1979-1981: Becomes manager of Oxford City
1983: Bobby Moore coaches Team Eastern Athletic.
1984-1986: Becomes manager of Southend.
1990: Joins Capital Gold Radio as Football Analyst.
1991: (April 22nd) Operation for suspected Cancer of the colon.
1993: (February 15th) Makes Public announcement about his illness.
Tina Dean June 30th 1962. (Divorced January 6th 1986). Stephanie Moore, December 4th 1991 (Her surname was already Moore).
When and Where did he Die?
Wednesday 24th February 1993.
Age at Death:
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:
West Ham United Football Club, Upton Park.