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Memorial

World Cup statues World Cup Winners 1966

Credit for this entry to:
Alan Patient of www.plaquesoflondon.co.uk

Statue: World Cup statues

Erection date: 28/4/2003

Inscription

{Around plinth of statue:}
Bobby Moore Captain• Ray Wilson• Alan Ball• Nobby Stiles• Bobby Charlton• George Cohen• Roger Hunt• Gordon Banks•Jack Charlton•Alf Ramsey Manager•Martin Peters•Geoff Hurst.

Site: World Cup Winners 1966 (2 memorials)

E6, Barking Road and Green Street Junction

In the 1966 Football World Cup on 30 July, England beat Germany and the whole country went football crazy. This statue recreates an event that happened immediately after the game and pictures of which were spread far and wide. A number of the key players in this game were from West Ham, hence the location of this statue.

The plaque is horizontal on the plinth in front of the sculptural group.

2016: The Hammers are about to move out of the nearby Boleyn Ground into the Olympic Stadium and we've heard they will take this statue with them. The old ground will be developed for housing and there are plans to erect another statue there.

2018: The Sun reports that Newham council announced the decision that the statue will stay at this location.

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World Cup statues

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World Cup

International football competition, founded by the Fédération Internationale ...

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Alan Ball

Football player and manager. Born at Farnworth, Lancashire. He played princip...

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Gordon Banks

Goalkeeper. Born in Sheffield. He played principally for Leicester City and S...

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Bobby Charlton

Football player and manager. Born in Ashington, Northumberland. Brother of Ja...

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Jack Charlton

Football player and manager. Born in Ashington, Northumberland as John Charlt...

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World Cup statues

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Philip Jackson

Sculptor.  Born Inverness. Studio in Midhurst, West Sussex. Other works: gian...

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Andrew, Duke of York

Third child of Queen Elizabeth II. Born Andrew Albert Christian Edward in the...

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Morris Singer Foundry

Founded by John Webb Singer as the Frome Art Metal Works. Cast many of the be...

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World Cup statues

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World Cup Champions

The Champions. England and West Ham United captain Bobby Moore hoisted on the...

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