Retro Football: Remembering The Late, Great Bobby Moore In Five Timeless Photos

Martin Cloake

24th, February 2016

On the 23rd anniversary of the great Bobby Moore’s death – on 24th February, 1993 – here’s an attempt to capture the spirit not only of one of England’s greatest players but also one of its most stylish icons.

Let’s crack on, shall we? (Hover over images to read the caption)

This picture won’t be far from any Moore retrospective. English football’s finest hour and Moore’s greatest day, but the popularity of this picture doesn’t just emanate from the event itself.

It’s that image of the captain, the leader, held aloft by his team mates and the look of sheer joy on his face that arrests the gaze.

West Ham was Moore’s club side, and his name is still revered by Hammers fans.

This picture of him in action in 1967 at Upton Park shows him rising above a shocking surface, totally focused and with not a hair out of place.

Many who saw the game in which Moore went up against Pele in the 1970 World Cup describe the England captain’s performance as one of the finest they’d ever seen.

Here’s Moore in action on that sweltering day.

Long before Posh and Becks there was Booby and Tina Moore.

This picture was taken by the famous photographer Terry O’Neil in 1972 and is very much of its time.

Moore and West Ham and England colleague Martin Peters out walking in the London suburbs, displaying an effortless, timeless style.

It looked cool back then, and it still looks cool today.

Suggested further reading…

12 Brilliant Photos Of The Young Bobby Moore
Fulham Sign George Best And Rodney Marsh To Play Alongside Bobby Moore
Bobby Moore: A Life In Photos

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