Football Statues No 58 (in a series of several): World Cup Quartet
The “Champions” statue, a few hundred yards away from West Ham United’s Boleyn Ground, features the World Cup winning quartet of Bobby Moore, Geoff Hurst, Martin Peters and Ray Wilson.
The latter starred for both Huddersfield Town and Everton, winning an FA Cup winners medal with the Toffees just a few months before collecting a Word Cup winners medal.
Think of the other three Bobby Moore, Geoff Hurst and Martin Peters and you can’t help but think of the Hammers.
Moore of course captained West Ham for more than ten years and was captain of the England side that captured the Jules Rimet trophy in 1966, Hurst provided the goals that secured the 4-2 final win against West Germany while Peters , who Alf Ramsey described as being “ten years ahead of his time” was the driving engine in midfield.
The 4-tonne bronze statue was created by sculptor Philip Jackson, cost £725,000 and was unveiled by the Duke of York in April, 2003.
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