Bobby Moore

TODAY marks the 12th anniversary of West Ham United legend Bobby Moore's death from bowel cancer, aged just 51.

Bobby remains one of the greatest Hammers heroes ever to have graced Upton Park.

He made his first-team debut for the Club in September 1958, and went on to claim his place in the annals of English football history by captaining England to their World Cup triumph in 1966.

Bobby led the Hammers to an FA Cup Final victory over Preston in 1964 and a year later inspired his team to win the European Cup Winners' Cup trophy, beating TSV Munich 1860 at Wembley.

Bobby left the Hammers to join Fulham in 1974, ending a 16-year association with Upton Park and a record of 642 first-team appearances. He finally hung up his boots at the age of 36, and after a stint in football management, Bobby worked in the football media until his untimely death.

West Ham United has a close relationship with Bobby's wife Stephanie and his charity, The Bobby Moore Cancer Fund. For more information on the work carried out by the Fund, please email [email protected] or call 020 7009 8881.