Twenty years ago this Sunday, West Ham United and England's greatest-ever defender passed away.

Bobby Moore OBE, the first Hammers captain to lift the FA Cup and the only man to skipper England to FIFA World Cup glory, was just 51 when he lost his battle with bowel cancer in February 1993.

In a week-long tribute to Moore, the official website, West Ham TV and the Official Programme for the Barclays Premier League visit of Tottenham Hotspur on Monday 25 February will feature a series of interviews and features paying homage to West Ham's No6.

To kick-off our tribute to West Ham and England's finest footballer, Moore's 1965 European Cup Winners' Cup and 1966 FIFA World Cup-winning team-mate Martin Peters MBE remembers the great man.


"It was such a sad day because he was such a great guy," Peters told West Ham TV. "Having played with him for so many years, it was a disaster for me and for Geoff Hurst as well.

"He could do anything. He could score goals and he was a great defender. He knew exactly what he wanted to do, he would mark people out of the game. He was just a wonderful, wonderful player.

"He'll never ever be forgotten. He was such a wonderful man on and off the pitch. It was fantastic to play with him, fantastic to be with him and just a marvellous man."

This week, West Ham TV will bring you interviews with those who knew Moore best, including his daughter Roberta and his former West Ham, Fulham and England team-mates.

A special 100-page commemorative Official Programme is also being published for the visit of Spurs, complete with exclusive interviews with West Germany legend Franz Beckenbauer, broadcaster Jonathan Pearce and many, many more. To order your copy online now, click here.

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