Hammers planning to honour 20th anniversary of Bobby Moore’s death

The Hammers are planning to honour the 20th anniversary of ex Hammer and England captain Bobby Moore’s death.

The 1966 World Cup winner and ex West Ham legend’s anniversary will be highlighted by series of charitable fundraising ventures in the great man’s honour.

bobby moore statue at wembley stadium

Booby Moore not only played for the Hammers 544 times but lead England to World Cup glory in 1966. He had an outstanding career as a footballer and is a real legend at Upton Park. After Bobby Moore retired from football, he got bowel cancer later on in his life and passed away at the young age of 51 on February 24th 1993.

February 24th falls on Sunday and a wreath will be laid at his statue in his honour. A minute’s silence will also be held the following night before West Ham take on North London rivals Tottenham Hotspur in their Premier League clash.

A special 100-page Official Match Programme dedicated to the great man will be among other tributes planned for the big game on Monday evening. A mosaic of the ex Hammer’s number 6 shirt will be created in the stand that bears his name and before the match, the players will warm up wearing a special commemorative shirt, too. All proceeds will go towards the Bobby Moore Fund, which raises money for Cancer Research UK to beat bowel cancer.

Lastly, the warm-up shirts will then be signed and auctioned off and further charitable acts will take place in the form of a bucket collection at the ground on Monday evening to mark the 20th anniversary of the Hammer legend.

About Stevo

Stevo can remember going to games with his Dad and seeing the likes of Clyde Best of all people. He also has a few mates who have “done” complete seasons too – and that was when the Irons were in division one. That’s every home and away game – unbelievable! Stevo plans to do this himself next season!

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