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Bobby Moore OBE : 25th Anniversary Tribute ...

Saturday February 24, 2018 marks the 25th anniversary of a sad event all long standing West Ham United supporters will remember where they were when it happened. A quarter of a century ago West Ham United’s greatest ever player passed away.

 

To mark the occasion we reflect on an aspect of Bobby Moore’s career which has not previously been covered in any great depth. This is his time with the England Under 23 side.

 

Bobby’s international career lasted for 16 years starting with his first England Youth international appearance against the Netherlands in October 1957 and finishing with his final full cap against Italy in November 1973.

 

At the time his 18 Youth caps and 108 full England caps were both new appearance records at their respective level. Sandwiched in between his time as a Youth international and making his full England debut against Peru in May 1962, he was still donning the three lions’ white shirt.

 

A stepping stone to his first full international cap was Moore’s nine appearances at Under 23 level for England which included one against a Danish club side and eight international games.

by Roger Hillier

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February 24, 1993

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