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bobby mooreBurnley’s visit to the London Stadium tomorrow to play West Ham United coincides with their first home game since the 25th anniversary of the passing of their former captain and greatest ever player Bobby Moore.

Moore famously captained winning teams at Wembley in successive years in the 1960s. He led West Ham to the FA Cup and Cup Winners Cup in 1964 and 1965 before lifting the Jules Rimet Trophy a year later as England won the World Cup for the first and, to date, only time.

He sadly passed away on 24th February 1993 at the age of just 51 from cancer and tomorrow he’ll be remembered by the club where he played for most of his career, a club where a stand at their former Boleyn Ground home carried his name, something that’s been continued at the London Stadium.

Anyone visiting the stadium store will be able to view a free exhibition of memorabilia relating to his life and career on the lower ground floor and, inside the stadium, prior to kick off, five of his former team mates will be welcomed pitch side. They are Ken Brown, Ronnie Boyce, Jack Burkett, Brian Dear and Eddie Bovington and will be alongside members of Moore’s family.

A floral tribute will then be laid on the centre spot which will be followed by a minute’s applause.

Moore made 544 league appearances for West Ham and during his time with the club he played on 108 occasions for England, becoming the third player behind Billy Wright and Bobby Charlton to win a century of caps. He later played for Fulham before ending his playing career in America.

The photograph is courtesy of West Ham United.

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