Robert Frederick Chelsea Moore, otherwise known as “Bobby Moore,” was a British football player who was born on April 12, 1941 in Barking, Essex, England. Moore is best known for being the captain of West Ham United for over 10 years, as well as being the team captain of the national England team that championed the World Cup in 1966. Moore used to play as a defender, and up until his death in February 24, 1993, he held the record for most caps at 108 for outfield players. That was until David Beckham broke his record and surpassed Moore’s running record when he gained his 109th cap.
Not only was Moore a football player, he was also a good cricket player. In fact, he played a few matches during his youth together with Geoff Hurst, a fellow West Ham player. West Ham United remains to be one of the most important teams that Moore joined as this was his very first club team that he joined in 1958. His participation with the team was a long one when he stayed with the club until 1974. During his stay, he was able to make a total of 544 appearances with 24 goals.
After his life at West Ham United, Moore transferred to Fulham where he stayed until 1977. Other teams that Moore played with include the Seattle Sounders and San Antonio Thunder.
As mentioned previously, Moore was also a member of England’s national team, and after his retirement from professional playing, he worked as a team manager and managed teams such as Oxford City, Southend United, and Eastern AA.