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Bobby Moore's Biography

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Bobby Moore was born Robert Frederick Chelsea Moore on 12 April 1941 in Barking, Essex.

Bobby Moore became a legend as the centre-half, who captained England to World Cup victory in 1966.

He played his debut for West Ham against Manchester United on November 8, 1958. Moore went on to play for West Ham until 1974.

Bobby Moore's successes with West Ham included winning the F.A. Cup in 1964 and the European Cup Winners Cup in 1965.

Moore ended up with 108 England caps. 90 of his internationals were as captain (the same number as Billy Wright).

Moore played in three World Cups: 1962, 1966, and 1970.

Whilst 1966 was notable for events on the pitch with England's nail-biting victory over West Germany in the final, the 1970 World Cup was notable for events off the pitch, in which Moore was falsely accused of stealing a bracelet in Columbia where England had gone to prepare for the finals in Mexico.

After leaving West Ham, Moore played stints at Fulham (1974-77) where in 1975 they were beaten in the FA Cup final by his old club, West Ham; as well as San Antonio Thunder (1976) and Seattle Sounders (1978).

Bobby Moore also had spells as a manager at Herning in Denmark as well as for Oxford City (where Harry Redknapp became his assistant), and Southend.

After management, as described very well in The Observer, Bobby Moore had mixed success with various businesses and then wrote for the Sunday Sport.

After which he had more success as a commentator with Jonathan Pearce on Capital Radio and in 1991 Pearce and Moore picked up a Sony Radio Academy Award.

On February 24, 1993 Bobby Moore died of colon cancer.

Bobby Moore's widow, Stephanie Moore established the Bobby Moore Fund, in partnership with Cancer Research UK.

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