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Top facts about Bobby Moore, The First Gentleman of English Football

Wed 30 June 2021 | 4:30

There are a thousand universes but in only one you can find this amazing article about an Englishman who is considered to be one of the best footballers of his era and we are honored to announce that we have prepared an article about him; We welcome you to top facts about bobby Moore, the first gentleman of English football.

On the New Year's Honors Roll, Moore was granted the title of the British Empire (OBE). In recognition of his contribution to the English game as a footballer, he was inducted into the English Football Hall of Fame for the first time in 2002, and he was also named on the BBC's list of the 100 Greatest Britons in the same year.

Robert Frederick Chelsea Moore was an English footballer who played professionally from April 12, 1941, to February 24, 1993. He was the cornerstone and captain of England's 1966 FIFA World Cup-winning national team.

He captained West Ham United for over ten years and played for the club for over ten years. He is widely regarded as one of football's greatest leaders, and

Pelé

referred to him as the best defender he had ever encountered.

Moore was a composed central defender who stood out from the stereotype of the hard-tackling, high-jumping defender thanks to his ability to read the game and anticipate enemy movements. In 1966, he was the first footballer to win the BBC Sports Personality of the Year award, and for the next 24 years, he was the only one.

If you want to learn more about Bobby Moore’s career and football-related activities, we suggest that you visit

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A compendious article of top facts about Bobby Moore, the first gentleman of English football

Here is a quick overview of what you are going to read in this article. We have prepared information on his transfermarket statistics and then we would briefly explore his football career. Next up we would calculate his net worth and salary and finally, we would get to his activities outside football and related to charities. Let’s start, shall we?

Bobby Moore information

Here is a list of his most basic information just to get you into the headspace that you need to absorb further information which we have prepared for you in the upcoming parts of top facts about Bobby Moore.

Personal information

  • Full name:

    Robert Frederick Chelsea Moore

  • Date of birth:

    12 April 1941

  • Date of death:

    24 February 1993

  • Place of birth:

    Barking, Essex, England

  • Aged:

    51

  • Star sign:

    Aries

  • Marital status before death:

    Married

  • Religion:

    Christianity

  • Nationality:

    England

Place of death:

Putney, London, England   

          

Football information

  • The last team played for:

    Carolina Lightnin'

  • Position:

    Defender

  • Other position:

    Sweeper

  • Foot:

    Right

The last team managed:

Southend United

Body measurement and appearance

  • Height:

    1,83 m

  • Weight:

    78 kg

  • Skin color:

    White

  • Hair color:

    Blonde

We should move on to Bobby Moore's transfermarket details now that you have gathered enough information to make it much easier for you to grasp the upcoming bits of

top facts about Bobby Moore

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Bobby Moore Transfermarkt

The first thing that you would probably notice while exploring his transfermarket page and the first thing that we have gathered information about in this part of top facts about Bobby Moore, is his trophies.

There are 3 trophies that are mentioned on his page as his highest achievements. The world cup trophy, English FA Cup, and EuroPokal Der Pokalsieger Sieger are on the top of the list of his achievements.

According to this website, he was also capable of playing other positions, such as sweeper, in addition to his primary position of center-back. His right foot was his dominant one.

His transfer record isn't especially impressive. Except for one, which was 29 thousand euros and included his move from West Ham to

Fulham

, the majority of his transfer fees are undisclosed to this day. He has 30 goals and 824 appearances to his credit. Since joining West Ham 16 years ago, he has made the most appearances for the club.

For the next part of the top facts about Bobby Moore, let us get to his career details and get over them quickly.

Bobby Moore career

Neither the biography nor the top facts about Bobby Moore could exist without his excellent career. Moore made his debut for West Ham United in 1956. He made his first-team debut on September 8, 1958, in a 3-2 win over Manchester United, wearing the number 6 shirt with confidence.

West Ham was promoted to Division 1 over the next several years, and Moore was named captain of England's youth team. Moore's last game for

West Ham

came in the FA Cup against Hereford United in January 1974. He sustained an injury during the game. On 14 March of that year, he left West Ham after more than 15 years, taking with him the club's appearance record.

He joined London rivals Fulham in the Second Division for £25,000. Moore played his final professional match for Fulham on May 14, 1977, against Blackburn Rovers. He played for the San Antonio Thunder in 1976 (24 games, 1 goal) and the

Seattle Sounders

in 1978 in the North American Soccer League.

In April 1978, he was offered his final professional deal, joining Danish side Herning Fremad to be one of the heroes who helped Danish football's new professional transition. Before retiring, he appeared in nine games for the club.

Moore was selected for England's Under-23 team in 1960. He was England's first-choice captain, with 30 caps under his belt, and Ramsey was assembling a squad around him to prove that his prediction that England would win the 1966 World Cup was right.

Now that we have wrapped up anything relate to his football career, we should move on to his personal life and net worth.

Bobby Moore net worth and salary

It was hard to gather any information for this part since there is no decent information about his contracts or deals but we somehow managed to estimate his net worth which was almost 8 million dollars. He was featured in many shows but his main source o income was obviously football.

It is clear that there is not enough information about his net worth but the topic that has a lot to offer is his personal life so let’s get to it in the next part of the

top facts about Bobby Moore

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Bobby Moore personal life

Moore first married Tina in 1957. They got engaged on June 30, 1962. They lived in Chigwell, Essex, in a house they called "Morlands." Dean was their son, and Roberta was their daughter.

Since splitting up in 1984, they divorced in 1986. Moore began dating Stephanie Parlane, who was eight years his junior; they married on December 4, 1991, but Moore died 14 months later, on February 24, 1993. Dean, his son, died at the age of 43 in his flat on July 28, 2011, from a medical condition and natural causes.

However, there was a bitter incident that tried to ruin Bobby Moore's reputation. The Bogotá Bracelet incident occurred in May 1970, when Bobby Moore, the leader of England's national football team, was imprisoned in

Colombia

for four days after being accused of taking a bracelet from a jewelry store in the team's Bogotá hotel.

The arrest occurred during the build-up to the 1966 World Cup Finals, in which England was set to defend their title. It caused a widespread uproar in the United Kingdom, including a diplomatic intervention at Prime Minister Harold Wilson's request, as well as around the world in general.

Moore was conditionally released on May 28, 1970, and traveled to Mexico to join his teammates, where he appeared in all of England's World Cup matches. Moore was found not guilty of any wrongdoing by Colombian officials, but the case was not legally closed until 1972.

Bobby Moore bad habit

Here is one of the rarest top facts about Bobby Moore. One of Byrne's drinking buddies was Bobby Moore. He acknowledged that Byrne's drinking had harmed his career. "Budgie would have been with us in the 1966 World Cup Final if it hadn't been for the drink aggravating his weight problem." Moore, on the other hand, believed that his drinking had little impact on his success on the field.

"I wouldn't dream of having a drink after Thursday when I first started out as a young professional." When Byrne arrived at the club, everything changed. Moore said that drinking helped him relax, but acknowledged that some West Ham players overdrank.

The issue was that, as captain, Bobby Moore was setting a bad example for the club's young players.

Bobby Moore death

Moore's first cancer was diagnosed in 1964, two years before England's first World Cup victory, and was treated with an orchidectomy of one testicle; it had not spread. Moore had a crucial operation for suspected colon cancer in April 1991, but it was only identified as an "emergency stomach operation."

He revealed on February 14, 1993, that he was suffering from bowel and liver cancer, which had spread by this time. Three days later, he and his friend Jonathan Pearce co-hosted a match at Wembley between

England

and San Marino. It would be his last public act; he died seven days later, at the age of 51, at 6:36 a.m. on February 24th.

And finally came the saddest part of top facts about Bobby Moore. He was the first member of England's World Cup-winning team to pass away, with Alan Ball following 14 years later. Harold Shepherdson, the team's trainer, died in September 1995, and Alf Ramsey, the team's manager, died in April 1999.

In October 2012, John Connelly, Ron Springett, Gerry Byrne, Jimmy Armfield, Ray Wilson, Gordon Banks, Martin Peters, Peter Bonetti, and Norman Hunter, in April 2020, Jack Charlton, in July 2020, and Nobby Stiles, in October 2020. Moore's ashes were interred in the plot of his father, Robert Edward, at Putney Vale Crematorium on March 2, 1993.

The very first West Ham home match after his death was against

Wolverhampton Wanderers

on March 6, 1993.

Floral tributes, scarves, and other football memorabilia from West Ham and other clubs abound at the Boleyn Ground. Before the game, fellow 1966 World Cup winners Geoff Hurst and Martin Peters put a floral replica of a West Ham shirt in the center of the pitch, with Moore's number, 6, on the back.

Bobby Moore after death

Moore was enrolled into the English Football Hall of Fame for the first time in 2002, in honor of his contributions to the English game as a player. In the same year, he was named to the BBC's 100 Greatest Britons list. In November 2003, he was named the Golden Player of England by The Football Association as their most outstanding player of the previous 50 years to commemorate UEFA's Jubilee.

Sir Bobby Charlton unveiled a statue of Bobby Moore outside the entrance of the newly reconstructed Wembley Stadium on Friday, May 11th, 2007, as the "finishing touch" to the project, with the stadium officially opening on Saturday, May 19th, with the staging of the 2007 FA Cup Final.

Moore is depicted gazing down Wembley Way in the twice-life-size bronze statue, which was also sculpted by Jackson.

The line "But I still see the tackle by Moore" was used in the lyrics of comedians Frank Skinner and David Baddiel's song "Three Lions," which was the England team's official song at the 1996 European Championships, and was adopted by fans over the tournament's official song We're In This Together by Simply Red.

It was inspired by Baddiel, Skinner, and England left-back Stuart Pearce's famous incident with Jairzinho in 1970 and was recreated for the video by them. It was written as part of a list of great England moments in the past to demonstrate that England could win a tournament again.

Bobby Moore good deeds

The Bobby Moore Fund was established in 1993 by Stephanie Moore and Cancer Research UK (CRUK) in memory of her late husband to raise money for bowel cancer research as well as public awareness of the disease. Make Bobby Proud, a fundraising initiative was launched in 2013.

The Bobby Moore Fund has raised £18.8 million for bowel cancer research as of February 2013.

The Bobby Moore Academy primary and secondary schools, which were founded in 2017, are located in the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in Newham, near the London Stadium. In 2024, the Academy is scheduled to expand to 1500 students, including a Sixth Form. Let us take a look at his activities on other fields in the next part of top facts about Bobby Moore.

Bobby Moore in other fields

Moore served as a columnist for The Sunday Sport in the 1990s, as well as a football analyst and commentator for Capital Gold. Moore's friend Jonathan Pearce, who worked at the radio station with him, later remembered that he was a great interviewer: "Bobby received some fantastic interviews as a result of everyone's admiration for him.

Bobby did a fantastic job with Gary Lineker after he was replaced by Graham Taylor in the European Championship, and he had the best interview with

Paul Gascoigne

I've ever seen. Gazza was so taken aback by Moore that he told Bobby things he wouldn't have told anyone else."

Moore had guest roles as himself in several episodes of Till Death Do Us Part, including one of its spin-off films, The Alf Garnett Saga, and in the 1981 film Escape to Victory as Terry Brady.

Tina and Bobby, a television drama series about Tina and Bobby Moore's relationship, premiered in January 2017 on ITV and was repeated in August 2020. Lorne MacFadyen plays Bobby Moore in the film.

Bobby Moore quotes

There is nothing more beautiful than to see a football legend admiring another football legend. The amount of respect in this quote makes it much clearer that skills don’t make you a legend but personality does. “Pele was the most complete player I've ever seen.”

“At least it was a victory and at least we won.” No matter what happens during the match, No matter how you get the victory, in the end, it’s the result that matters. If that’s a win then it means that you did right and you gave it your all.

“A lot of the older generation is dying off. The younger generation doesn't really know it. You don't see a lot of 20- or 30-year-olds eating it.” He is talking about the ignorance towards football legends that are now surviving rather than living their life after dedicating their youth to entertain people.

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