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England Great Bobby Moore Remembered 24 Years After His Passing

LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 09: Statue of England 1966 World Cup winning captain Sir Bobby Moore is seen before the UEFA EURO 2016 Group E qualifying match between England and Estonia at Wembley on October 9, 2015 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Bryn Lennon/Getty Images)

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.

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.

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This article was written by a member of The PA Team.