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Summary Article: Moore, Bobby (Robert Frederick)
from The Hutchinson Unabridged Encyclopedia with Atlas and Weather Guide

English footballer who led the England team to victory against West Germany in the 1966 World Cup final. A superb defender, he played 108 games for England 1962–73 (until 1978, a world-record number of international appearances) and was captain 90 times. His Football League career, spent at West Ham 1968–74 and Fulham 1974–77, spanned 19 years and 668 matches.

Career highlights

International appearances (1962–73) 108 (2 goals)

World Cup 1966

European Cup Winners' Cup 1965

English FA Cup 1964


Footballer of the Year 1964

World Cup Player of Players 1966

Moore was born in Barking, East London. His footballing potential was first noticed by Malcolm Allison, then a player at West Ham United who was to become an outstanding coach. At club level he won the FA Cup with West Ham in 1964 and the European Cup Winners' Cup a year later. He was named Footballer of the Year 1963–64. His behaviour on the pitch was low-key; he was not inclined towards wild celebrations of goals. He was awarded an OBE in 1967. Moore retired from playing in 1977 and, after brief stints managing Oxford City and Southend United, where he was also a director, he concentrated on developing his sports marketing company and doing media work. He was Sports Editor of the Sunday Sport 1986–90 and a regular commentator for London's Capital Radio station 1990–93. He went public with his battle against cancer in 1991, and continued to work until his death.


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