Greatest Footballers Of All Time | Top 50 List

27. Bobby Moore

The ultimate icon of English football, Sir Bobby Moore continues to stand proud outside Wembley Stadium 25 years after his death.  He captained West Ham for over a decade, lifting the FA Cup and the Cup Winners’ Cup in the two seasons prior to his – and English football’s – greatest moment, lifting the Jules Rimet trophy at the home of football in 1966.

A classy centre-back referred to by Pele as the best defender he ever faced, Moore was also renowned as a gentleman of the game and remains the gauge by which all England defenders are measured.  It is to Moore’s immense credit that those who knew him speak of him as a man above all else.

Career highlight: Collecting the World Cup from Her Majesty the Queen in 1966 (having wiped his hands first on the velvet tablecloth, naturally).

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