On July 30th 1966, Bobby Moore did something that no other England captain had done before or has done since – he lifted the World Cup above his head and celebrated after England had beaten West Germany to become champions of the world.
Less than 27 years later, on February 24th 1993, Moore passed away at the age of just 51 after losing his battle against cancer.
He was the first member of that England World Cup-winning squad to pass away and has been remembered today, on the 24th anniversary of his death.
England football’s official Twitter page led the tributes, with a poignant image, and several other users followed that with their own tributes to the former West Ham United, Fulham and England great.
— England (@England) February 24, 2017
RIP Bobby Moore, who sadly passed away 24 years ago today, one of footballs greats! pic.twitter.com/JPinklh0VL
— Football Facts (@FootballFacts1) February 24, 2017
— Adam McTaggart (@Taggsy79) February 24, 2017
Hard to believe we lost Bobby Moore 24 years ago today. Still the greatest #WHUFC player ever. Still fondly remembered RIP
— Mark Boulton (@Mark_Boulton) February 24, 2017
— West Ham Edits (@WestHamEdits_) February 24, 2017
— John Pearson (@JP_CFC68) February 24, 2017
On this day 24 years ago the legend that was Bobby Moore sadly passed away pic.twitter.com/9rb0GbW799
— Fiona May (@fionamay4471) February 24, 2017
— matchworn fulham (@matchwornshirt1) February 24, 2017
— Charlie Sanford ⚒ (@CharlieSanford1) February 24, 2017
The Bobby Moore Fund, set up after his death by wife Stephanie, in partnership with Cancer Research UK, posted a moving video in which Frank Lampard talks about his memories of Bobby.
— Bobby Moore Fund (@BobbyMooreFund) February 24, 2017
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