Bobby to be honoured

Player Awards

West Ham United are delighted to announce that the legendary Bobby Moore OBE is to be honoured with the Club’s Lifetime Achievement Award at the end of our historic first season at London Stadium. 

The West Ham United Player Awards 2017, in aid of The Academy, will take place on Tuesday 9 May 2017 at The InterContinental London, and will see the prestigious accolade awarded in memory of our most famous son.

No figure better illustrates West Ham United’s proud and rich heritage than Bobby Moore. And at this historic time, it is more important than ever to remember our traditions and carry the glories of our past into the dreams and aspirations of our future. 

The Club has long since held the belief that, in this momentous inaugural year at the iconic London Stadium, there could not be a more deserving and appropriate choice for the award than the most iconic player in our 121-year history.

Bobby Moore is rooted in the heart and soul of West Ham United and we will always continue to honour his memory. It was fitting that the final act at the Boleyn Ground was the symbolic return of our greatest captain to switch off the lights.

And those memories now live on in our new Stadium, where he is immortalised throughout.

Carrying on tradition, with the north stand at London Stadium named in his honour, our Club London hospitality proudly holds the exquisite BM6 Lounge and celebrates his memorable achievements, while a Legends Stone is laid in Champions Place commemorating his West Ham United and England career, and his now retired No6 shirt hangs with pride in the Stadium for all to see.

Widely regarded as one of the greatest defenders ever to grace the game, Bobby Moore made his West Ham United debut against Manchester United in September 1958 at the age of 17 and went on to build a glittering career, leading the Club to FA Cup glory at Wembley in 1964 and the European Cup Winners’ Cup 12 months later at the same venue. 

On July 30 1966, Moore enjoyed his finest hour, back at Wembley again, as the inspirational captain of the England team that beat West Germany to win the World Cup.

After his fellow 1966 heroes Sir Geoff Hurst and Martin Peters, Moore will become the fifth Hammers legend to be honoured with the Club’s Lifetime Achievement award, along with Billy Bonds and Sir Trevor Brooking.

West Ham United look forward to welcoming Bobby’s family as guests of honour to the West Ham United Player Awards 2017, along with our players, staff and supporters, on what is certain to be a memorable and emotional night for everyone present.

The Arora Ballroom at The InterContinental, in the shadow of London’s O2 Arena, will provide the perfect backdrop for this year’s illustrious event and you can be there, in the company of Slaven Bilic and the first team squad, as we reflect on the success stories of our debut campaign at London Stadium and celebrate the life and career of our iconic number six.

Hospitality packages are available now, with tables of 10 from £2,750 plus VAT. To ensure you don’t miss out, call 0871 091 1811 now. (Calls cost 10p per minute plus your networks access charge).

This year’s Lifetime Achievement Award is sponsored by JM Sealant.