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Bobby Moore with locals on the beach

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Bobby Moore with locals on the beach

by Monte Fresco, for Daily Mirror
bromide print, 21 July 1971
7 1/8 in. x 9 1/2 in. (182 mm x 240 mm) image size
Purchased, 2017
Photographs Collection
NPG x199771

Sitterback to top

  • Bobby Moore (1941-1993), Footballer. Sitter in 11 portraits.

Artistsback to top

  • Daily Mirror, Photographers. Artist associated with 45 portraits.
  • Monte Fresco (1936-2013), Photographer. Artist associated with 3 portraits, Sitter associated with 1 portrait.

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Moore was at the peak of his footballing career during the World Cup in Mexico in 1970, despite being falsely accused of stealing a bracelet from a Bogotá jeweller days before the tournament. He was placed under house arrest in Colombia, before the Prime Minister, Harold Wilson intervened. When he returned to the pitch, Moore showed no sign of the preceding drama. After a particularly assured performance against Brazil, the captain Pelé asked Moore for his shirt. Pelé later stated, ‘Of all the defenders I have challenged, Bobby Moore was the fairest, the best and the most honourable’.

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  • Place made and portrayed: Brazil (Copacabana Beach, Rio de Janeiro)

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Events of 1971back to top

Current affairs

The United Kingdom changes to the Decimal System for currency, getting rid of shillings, and guineas and simplifying the denomination of pounds into 100 pence. This brought the British pound sterling in line with other currencies and made computer calculation easier.

Art and science

Michael Caine stars in the filmGet Carter, a British crime classic about a man who sets out to get bloody revenge on the gangsters that killed his brother.


The Immigration Act consolidated previous legislation in order to limit immigration, by requiring applicants to hold a work permit and introduced the concept of right of abode.
In Uganda, Idi Amin overthrows President Milton Obote and becomes dictator.

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Matthew Fresco

30 April 2018, 19:54

Daily Mirror 26th July 1971 page 5

Matthew Fresco

28 April 2018, 19:33

This photo is by Monte Fresco. Ill see if i can find a copy of the paper with a byline. But the family came to see the exhibition today and we are certain its Monte

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