1966 Bobby Moore (West Ham United & England) Football Legend Coin/Stamp Gift Set
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The set contains eight coins all issued and dated from the year, namely: halfcrown, florin, Scottish and English shilling, sixpence, threepence, penny and halfpenny. It also contains the 1996 GB postage stamp, depicting Bobby Moore, which was issued to commemorate football legends.
Of course, 1966 is the year that England won the World Cup under Moore's captaincy.
The coins and stamp are housed within a display that is held in a protection case, sized just over 17cm x 12cm. The display and case are in New/Mint condition. All of the coins are in Fine (or better) condition and the stamp in unused, Mint condition as issued.
Our manufacturing process includes a precision laser cutting method to create the necessary holes in each display for the required coins to be inserted and held, safely recessed, in the correct position.
This would make a wonderful and original gift for a West Ham or England supporter.
The product can be removed from the protection case, to allow frame mounted display, if so desired.
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Robert Frederick Chelsea "Bobby" Moore, OBE (April 12, 1941 - February 24, 1993) was captain of West Ham and the English 1966 FIFA World Cup-winning team. He is widely regarded as the finest captain England has ever had, and one of the greatest defenders the World has ever seen.
Moore joined West Ham as a schoolboy, and after advancing through their youth set up played his first game on November 8, 1958, against Manchester United. In putting on the number 6 shirt, he replaced his mentor Malcolm Allison.
Allison never played another first team game for West Ham or another First Division game at all, as Moore became a regular. A composed central defender, Moore was admired more for his reading of the game and ability to anticipate opposition movements, thereby distancing himself from the image of the hard-tackling, high-jumping defender. The way he read the game, marshalled his team and timed his tackles marked him out as world class. In fact, Pelé used to call Moore the fairest defender he had ever played against.
He was in the England squad for the 1962 World Cup in Chile, when England reached the quarter finals, and was captain for the first time on May 20, 1963, versus Czechoslovakia - his 12th cap. In 1964, after the shock of being diagnosed and treated for testicular cancer, he skippered West Ham United to success in the FA Cup final at Wembley where they beat Preston North End 3–2. This was the first of three successive trips to the national stadium in major finals in as many years for Moore, and from which he would emerge undefeated. In 1965, Wembley hosted West Ham's 2–0 victory over 1860 Munich in the European Cup Winners Cup.
In 1966 Moore was the leader of the side which gave English football its crowning glory and established him as a magnificent player, gentleman and sporting icon.
In the final England went 0-1 down to West Germany, but a quickly taken free kick from Moore resulted in his West Ham team-mate Geoff Hurst scoring the first goal in his historic hat-trick. Martin Peters scored to take England 2-1 up, but the German's equalised in the final minutes of normal time to push the final into extra time. Ramsey was convinced the German's were exhausted, and after Hurst scored probably the most controversial and debated goal in world football, the game looked over. With only seconds remaining, and England under the pressue of another German attack, the ball broke to Moore on the edge of the England penalty area. Jackie Charlton and Nobby Stiles shouted at Moore to just get rid of the ball, but he calmly picked out the feet of Hurst 40yards upfield. As Kenneth Wolstenholme famously said "Some people are on the pitch. They think it's all over, it is now!" Final score England 4 West Germany 2.
Of many timeless images from that day, one is of Moore gallantly wiping his hands clean of mud on the velvet platform where the Jules Rimet Trophy rested before shaking the hand of Queen Elizabeth II as she presented him with the World Cup.
After the World Cup Moore faithfully pursued his West Ham and England career and was once again named as captain when England travelled to Mexico to defend the World Cup in 1970. There was heavy disruption to preparations, however, when an attempt was made to implicate Moore in the theft of a bracelet from a jeweller in Bogotá, Colombia, where England had travelled for some warm-up games in order to get acclimatised with high altitude conditions. The charges were subsequently dropped, Moore was wholly exonerated and he was eventually permitted to rejoin his team-mates in Mexico. In the group game against favourites Brazil, there was a defining moment for Moore when he tackled the great Jairzinho with such precision and cleanliness that many cite it as a tackle which no-one will ever better. Brazil still won the game, but England also progressed through the group. Defeat after extra time against West Germany saw England bow out in the last eight, and it would be 12 years before England were to return to a World Cup finals again.
Moore won his 100th Cap for England on February 14, 1972 against Scotland. Moore ended up with 108 England caps, breaking the record held by his fellow 1966 hero Bobby Charlton by just two appearances. Only Peter Shilton, with whom Moore also played at international level between 1970 and 1973, has since played more times for his country. Moore's last appearance in an England shirt was in a November 1973 friendly against Italy. He missed the October 1973 match against Poland in which England drew 1–1. They needed a win to qualify for the 1974 World Cup finals.
On 14 March 1974 Moore was allowed to leave his beloved West Ham after more than 15 years and joined London rivals Fulham, who were in the Second Division, for £25,000. During the 1974-75 season, they reached the FA Cup final where they were to play none other than Moore's old club West Ham. It was, however, no fairy-tale farewell ending for Moore as Fulham lost 2–0.
Moore played his final professional game in England for Fulham on 14 May 1977 against Blackburn Rovers F.C. He played for two teams in the North American Soccer League, San Antonio Thunder in 1976 (24 games, 1 goal) and Seattle Sounders in 1978 (7 games). During 1978, there was also a final appearance on the international field for Team USA in games against Italy, Brazil and an England team captained by Gerry Francis. Seattle was the last team for which he played professional football.
Moore retired from playing professionally in 1978, and had a short relatively unsuccessful spell in football management at Oxford City and Southend United.
His life after football was eventful and difficult, with business deals going wrong and his marriage ending. Many have since said that the Football Association could have given a role to Moore, as the only Englishman to captain a World Cup winning team. Moore himself kept a dignified silence.
Moore joined Capital Gold Radio as Football Analyst and commentator in 1990. However, his battle with cancer had returned, and he was operated on for suspected colon cancer on 22 April 1991. On 15 February 1993 Moore announced he was suffering from bowel cancer. He succumbed to the illness just seven days after commentating on an England match at his spiritual home, Wembley, when England beat San Marino 6-0. His funeral was on March 2, 1993 at Putney Vale Crematorium.
Moore was made an Inaugural Inductee of the English Football Hall of Fame in 2002 in recognition of his impact on the English game as player.
The stand replacing the south bank at West Ham's ground, the Boleyn Ground in Upton Park, was named the Bobby Moore Stand shortly after Moore's death.
He was married twice, first to Christina Dean on 30 June 1962 - they divorced after 23 years on 6 January 1986. He married a second time to Stephanie Parlane-Moore (her real maiden name) on 4 December 1991.
A bronze statue of Bobby Moore was commissioned to be erected outside the main entrance at the new Wembley Stadium to pay tribute to his effect on the game.
The year that was 1966...
• In India on 11 January, Indira Gandhi, daughter of Nehru, becomes prime minister • On 6 September, South African prime minister Dr Hendrik Verwoerd, one of the promoters of the racist policy of apartheid, is assassinated • On 1 October, Chinese defence minister Lin Biao accuses the Soviet Union of conspiring with the United States over Vietnam. Six days later, the Soviet Union expels all Chinese students, and relations between the two countries continues to decline • On 3 February, the Soviet Luna 9 makes the first unmanned landing on the moon, soon followed by the United States's Surveyor 1 (2 June) • England win football's World Cup on 30 July, by defeating West Germany 4-2 after extra time, at London's Wembley Stadium • The America pop group The Beach Boys release their influential LP Pet Sounds •
• Football League Champions were Liverpool, leaving Leeds United in the runners up spot • Everton defeated Sheffield Wednesday 3-2 in the FA Cup Final • The Grand National winning horse was ‘Anglo’ • The Cheltenham Gold Cup winning horse was ‘Arkle’ • The Epsom Derby winning horse was ‘Charlottown’ • Golf's British Open was won by Jack Nicklaus • Oxford won the Boat Race by three ¾ lengths over Cambridge • F1 Champion was Jack Brabham driving for Brabham • Snooker’s World Championship was decided on a challenge match basis from 1964-68: John Pulman (England) defended his title by defeating Fred Davis (England) 5-2 during 1966 • The Wimbledon tennis singles tournament saw victories for Manuel Santana of Spain (mens) and Billie Jean King of USA (ladies) • American Sport – The first Super Bowl did not take place until 1967 - NBA Championship: Boston Celtics 4-3 Los Angeles Lakers – Major League Baseball World Series: Baltimore 4-0 Los Angeles (MVP Frank Robinson) •
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