British footballer Bobby Moore. Image Credit: Gulf News Archives

1993 - Bobby Moore, a revered hero of English football after he captained his country to World Cup triumph in 1966, died of cancer, aged 51. Moore, who had been battling cancer for two years, died at home surrounded by his wife and three children. Fittingly, his last public appearance was in the Wembley stadium, where he enjoyed the finest moment of his career, lifting the World Cup trophy in 1966. In a career that spanned 19 years, Moore played 1,000 league games for West Ham United and Fulham and made a then-record 108 appearances for England. With West Ham he had won the FA Cup in 1964 and the European Cup Winners’ Cup in 1965. He had appeared in another Wembley Cup final in 1975 with Fulham, losing to his former club.

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