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19 years

Filed: Friday, 24th February 2012
By: Staff Writer

Today marks the 19th anniversary of the passing of West Ham's greatest player of all time - Bobby Moore.

The Barking-born former West Ham and England captain died in February 1993 from bowel cancer, news of which was greeted by incredible scenes at the Boleyn Ground as football supporters from all around the world converged upon east London to pay their respects.

Memories of the only Englishman to lift the World Cup are scattered around Upton Park.

From the statue at the junction of Green Street and Barking Road to the site of the old South Bank stand that carries his name today, Moore's memory lives on at the club where he spent the vast majority of his playing career.

In 1993 Bobby's wife Stephanie established the Bobby Moore Fund in partnership with Cancer Research UK to help raise money for research into bowel cancer and for public awareness of the disease.

If you'd like to make a contribution to the fund, you may do so by visiting their website at www.cancerresearchuk.org/bobbymoorefund.

Simply the greatest

The following videos contain some of Bobby's finest moments; see more in our 'West Ham United 100 Greatest Moments' series.

A Tribute to Bobby Moore

West Ham Utd v Preston (1964): FA Cup Final

West Ham Utd v 1860 Munich (1965): Cup Winners Cup Final

England v West Germany (1966): World Cup Final

West Ham v Stoke (1972): Moore saves a penalty

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by Jonjo
09:18AM 24th Feb 2012
''The way the FA and WHUFC treated Moore after he retired was shocking. After watching the full version of the documentary above it really was an amazing insight into the great man.

Bob should hae been given a top role at the FA or at WHUFC, he was working for the daily sport and 5 Live, thats like Beckham working for the Daily Star today. More should be done at West Ham and the FA to remember him.

The greatest West Ham player, the greatest England captain and the only captain to lift the World Cup in '66.''

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