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Bobby Moore

(1941-1993), Footballer

Sitter in 11 portraits
In July 1966, the England football team won their first and only World Cup victory. The iconic image of captain, Bobby Moore, lifting the Jules Rimet trophy cemented Moore as the poster boy of a golden period in English football. Moore joined West Ham as a groundstaff boy and played his debut against Manchester United in September 1958. He dedicated many hours to training, and in 1962 was named captain, the twenty-one year old leader of a dynamic young team. Considered one of the sport's best defenders, Moore was a composed and commanding captain with immaculate timing. Known for his intelligence and sportsmanship on the pitch, he was also widely regarded as a great gentleman of the game.

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Bobby Moore, by Unknown photographer - NPG x199763

Bobby Moore

by Unknown photographer
bromide print, 1962
NPG x199763

Bobby Moore meeting young fans, by Reg Speller, for  Fox Photos Ltd - NPG x199764

Bobby Moore meeting young fans

by Reg Speller, for Fox Photos Ltd
bromide print, 1 August 1962
NPG x199764

Johnny Byrne; Bobby Moore, by Monte Fresco, for  Daily Mirror - NPG x199766

Johnny Byrne; Bobby Moore

by Monte Fresco, for Daily Mirror
bromide print, December 1963
NPG x199766

Bobby Moore; George Best, by Syndication International Ltd - NPG x199765

Bobby Moore; George Best

by Syndication International Ltd
bromide print, 3 October 1964
NPG x199765

Bobby Moore with a portrait by Leighton Jones, by Monte Fresco, for  Daily Mirror - NPG x199768

Bobby Moore with a portrait by Leighton Jones

by Monte Fresco, for Daily Mirror
bromide print, 1968
NPG x199768

Bobby Moore, by Daily Sketch - NPG x199773

Bobby Moore

by Daily Sketch
bromide print, early 1970s
NPG x199773

Bobby Moore with locals on the beach, by Monte Fresco, for  Daily Mirror - NPG x199771

Bobby Moore with locals on the beach

by Monte Fresco, for Daily Mirror
bromide print, 21 July 1971
NPG x199771

Franz Anton Beckenbauer; Bobby Moore, by Terry O'Neill - NPG x199770

Franz Anton Beckenbauer; Bobby Moore

by Terry O'Neill
bromide print, mid 1970s
NPG x199770

Bobby Moore, by Kent Gavin, for  Daily Mirror - NPG x199772

Bobby Moore

by Kent Gavin, for Daily Mirror
bromide print, April 1975
NPG x199772

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