Football player and manager. Born Geoffrey Charles Hurst in the Lake Hospital, Ashton-under-Lyne, Lancashire. He played principally for West Ham United and England and went on to manage Telford United and Chelsea. He scored three goals in the final of the 1966 World Cup, a feat which has never been equalled. Knighted 1998.
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