Bobby Moore; George Best
4 of 11 portraits of Bobby Moore
Bobby Moore; George Best
by Syndication International Ltd
bromide print, 3 October 1964
11 3/8 in. x 9 5/8 in. (290 mm x 243 mm) image size
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- Syndication International Ltd (active 1970s), Photographers. Artist associated with 8 portraits.
This portraitback to top
During his international career, Moore was awarded a record 108 caps for England, ninety as captain. Photographed here playing against Northern Ireland in 1964, Moore wins the ball from George Best, later his teammate at Fulham. Best remembered that in twenty years of playing against each other, he only got past Moore once. In 1964, Moore was named Footballer of the Year by the country’s sports writers. He was also diagnosed with testicular cancer and underwent surgery for what was described in the press as a ‘minor groin problem’. Moore made a remarkable recovery to lift the World Cup the following year.
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- Place made and portrayed: United Kingdom: Northern Ireland, Belfast (Windsor Park, Belfast)
Linked displays and exhibitionsback to top
- Bobby Moore: First Gentleman of English Football (27 February 2018 - 6 January 2019)
Events of 1964back to top
Current affairsHarold Wilson narrowly wins the general election for the Labour Party, the first of his four election victories.
Peter Allen and Gwynne Evans become the last people to be executed in the United Kingdom before capital punishment was abolished in 1965.
The Sun newspaper replaces the Daily Herald.
Art and scienceTop of the Pops begins its rein as the longest running television music show. The first broadcast was presented by Jimmy Savile and included the Rolling Stones, Dusty Springfield, The Hollies and The Beatles, who were the show's first number 1 with I Want to Hold Your Hand.
InternationalThe Civil Rights Act is passed in the USA, outlawing discrimination based on race, colour, religion, sex or national origin. The Act abolished the 'Jim Crow Laws' in the Southern States, making forced segregation illegal.
After spending two years in prison Nelson Mandela is sentenced to Life in Prison for the crimes of sabotage and crimes equivalent to treason against the Republic of South Africa.
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