West Ham United supporters have the opportunity to bid for a unique piece of Hammers history - raising money for the Bobby Moore Fund for Cancer Research UK.

Ricardo Vaz Te has kindly donated the very boots he was wearing when he fired West Ham back into the Barclays Premier League at Wembley in May 2012.

The Hammers No12 scored a dramatic late winner to clinch a thrilling 2-1 npower Championship Play-Off final victory over Blackpool - and now one lucky fan has the chance to own the boots that scored that historic goal!


"I wore these boots all of the 2011/12 season, so they scored more than 20 goals and are very special to me," said Vaz Te. "Believe it or not, a friend of mine bought me the boots from a sports shop because I did not have an endorsement deal at the start of last season, so they really are my lucky boots!

"However, I know the Bobby Moore Fund is a very important cause and does a lot of fantastic work, so I felt it was right that I put the boots up for auction to raise as much money as possible for the charity. So many people's lives are touched by cancer, so any work that is done to try to find ways to prevent and cure it is extremely valuable, so whatever money we can raise by selling the boots will be put to good use in this area. At the same time, one West Ham fan will own a pair of very special boots!"

All proceeds from the auction will go to the Bobby Moore Fund for Cancer Research UK.

*A previous auction for the same pair of Ricardo Vaz Te's boots was cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances.

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