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Fifa world cup Brazinga 2014: Cup Legend Bobby Moore

Saturday, 7 June 2014 - 6:35am IST Updated: Friday, 6 June 2014 - 8:22pm IST | Agency: dna

Name: Bobby Moore
Date of Birth:
April 12, 1941
Position: Defender
Team: England
Appearances: 108
Goals: 2

Bobby Moore assured his place in football history when he became the first — and, till date, only — England skipper to lift the 1966 World Cup after beating Germany in extra time. He won a then-record 108 caps, captained his country 90 times and built a lasting reputation as England's finest centre-back. Moore broke into the England youth team in 1957 and went on to make his first team debut the following year. He played his final game for England in a 0-1 defeat to Italy in November 1973. When he died from cancer at 51, in 1993, football's greats lined up to pay tribute. Pele said, "The world has lost one of its greatest players. He was my friend as well as the best defender I have ever played against."

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