Sir Geoff honoured

Sir Geoff Hurst has been honoured with a personalised stone at Wembley Stadium in honour of his achievements for club and country.

The grey granite stone commemorates his FIFA World Cup-winning hat-trick from 1966 and has been laid on the famous Wembley Way outside the national stadium.

Sir Geoff said: "'I am delighted to be honoured alongside my 1966 team mates and be one of the first to lay a personalised stone on Wembley Way. The stone marks one of the greatest days of my life and I encourage fans to remember their own special moments at the iconic stadium to mark a sporting or music occasion that has a place in their hearts."

Chairman of Wembley Stadium, Melvin Benn, said: "Wembley is one of the most iconic stages in the world with an unrivalled history of hosting some of the most legendary football, sport and music events. We are delighted to be able to offer fans this opportunity to be a part of Wembley's history forever."

To find out more about the Wembley Way stones, click here.

Meanwhile, fans have continued to come forward with tributes for Sir Geoff's 70th birthday on 8 December 2011. His official website has been collating memories of where people were on the afternoon of 30 July 1966, when he put three past West Germany in England's 4-2 final win at Wembley, leaving him still the only man to score a hat-trick in a World Cup final.

A collection of the best anecdotes will be presented to the West Ham hero - who won the 1964 FA Cup and 1965 UEFA Cup Winners' Cup with the club - around his birthday celebrations. Sir Geoff will also be made a Life President of the Sparks children's charity next month in recognition of his work for such a deserving cause.

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