1966 by The Chelsea Collection



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1966

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The Chelsea Collection

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This picture shows Bobby Moore a captain of the victorious England team winning the 1966 World Cup. The 1966 World Cup Final took place at Wembley Stadium in London on the 30th July and was contested by England and West Germany, with an official attendance of 96,924. In an exciting match, England won 4 - 2 after extra time, to win the Jules Rimet Trophy, which is shown in this picture being held aloft by the victorious English Captain. The England Team became known as the "Wingless Wonders" on account of their then unconventional narrow attacking formation, described at the time as 4-3-3. The match is remembered for England's only World Cup Trophy, for Geoff Hurst's hat trick, being the only one ever scored to-date in a World Cup Final, and the controversial third goal awarded to England which may or may not have crossed the line. The Team was managed by Alf Ramsey and captained by Bobby Moore. The final English goal gave rise to one of the most famous sayings in English football when the BBC commentator, Kenneth Wolstenholme, described the situation as follows: "and here comes Hurst. He's got --- Some people are on the pitch --- They think it's all over. It is now, it's four". The match ball from the Final is now on display in the National Football Museum in Manchester.