World Cup hat-trick hero Sir Geoff Hurst backs the hunt for Bobby Moore’s iconic Three Lions jersey


World Cup legend Sir Geoff Hurst has joined the hunt for Bobby Moore’s lacking pink shirt.

England’s 1966 hat-trick hero is looking for the enduring jersey to be restored to the late captain’s household – after the Each day Mail revealed it was within the fingers of an nameless collector.

Interesting to the brand new proprietor, he mentioned: ‘Let’s hope whoever has it comes ahead.

‘It is so vital. Essentially the most iconic shirt – the shirt of the captain of the World Cup-winning workforce – the one time we have executed it. It ought to return to his household.

‘I feel Mooro – as I used to name him – would need that. He would not need something apart from that.’

World Cup legend Sir Geoff Hurst (pictured) joins the hunt for Bobby Moore’s lacking pink shirt

It was that shirt. The one he wore in the shadows of Wembley¿s Twin Towers on that balmy July afternoon in 1966 when he took the Jules Rimet Trophy in those hands and the world was at his feet. That shirt. Pictured: Bobby Moore with the Jules Rimet trophy aloft after England win the 1966 World Cup final against West Germany at Wembley

Bobby Moore holds the Jules Rimet trophy aloft after England win the 1966 World Cup closing towards West Germany at Wembley

Sir Geoff – whose third aim within the 1966 win prompted commentator Kenneth Wolstenholme to say, ‘They assume it is throughout… it’s now!’ – has added his title to the rising help for Moore’s household. 

The participant’s spouse of 24 years, Tina Moore, 79, final noticed the No6 shirt in her home, however has been unable to seek out it for years.

On Saturday the Mail revealed the riddle of how she and their daughter Roberta Moore have been just lately advised it had turned up within the fingers of a non-public purchaser – who had purchased it at a thriller public sale regarding an ‘unknown deceased man’.

They’re now interesting for the client to return ahead. There isn’t any suggestion that she or he has executed something unsuitable, or purchased the shirt in something apart from good religion.

Sir Geoff, 81, who offered his personal World Cup prime in 2000 for £91,750, advised the Mail: ‘I do not know what Bobby’s household would wish to do with it, nevertheless it’s theirs and it must be returned to them. 

‘That is my sturdy view after seeing the marketing campaign within the Mail. I’m solely too glad to place my title to it.’

Mrs Moore says her late husband – who died from bowel most cancers in 1993 at simply 51 – gave her the shirt and all his memorabilia once they divorced in 1986.

Nevertheless, she merely doesn’t know the way it went lacking from her house in Loughton, Essex. The household used to maintain his match shirts in a blue leather-based bag of their attic, and show his trophies and medals in cupboards downstairs.

The bag is believed to have gone lacking within the Eighties or Nineties after the couple cut up up and Mrs Moore started dwelling between her cottage and Miami. The cottage was empty for durations or was utilized by buddies and kinfolk.

Sir Bobby's first wife, Tina, left and daughter Roberta are appealing for the return of the shirt

Sir Bobby’s first spouse, Tina, left and daughter Roberta are interesting for the return of the shirt 

West Ham legend Moore kissing Tina during a banquet in honour of the 1966 World Cup squad

West Ham legend Moore kissing Tina throughout a banquet in honour of the 1966 World Cup squad

(L-R) Nobby Stiles, Bobby Moore, Sir Geoff Hurst and Martin Peters celebrate the 1966 win at Wembley

(L-R) Nobby Stiles, Bobby Moore, Sir Geoff Hurst and Martin Peters have fun the 1966 win at Wembley

The Soccer Affiliation and the World Cup-winning skipper’s previous membership West Ham have additionally thrown their weight behind the marketing campaign to return the shirt.

West Ham known as Moore ‘one of many best defenders the sport has ever seen’, including: ‘The enduring pink shirt he wore to steer his nation to World Cup glory is without doubt one of the most vital objects in English sporting historical past. It might be implausible to see it again the place it belongs for the nation to treasure.’ 

Former West Ham supervisor and participant Harry Redknapp additionally backed the Moore household, saying: ‘Bobby was so particular to everybody. I do know Tina and his household are looking for his shirt. Let’s hope we are able to.’

Stan Collymore, the sports activities pundit and former England striker, mentioned whoever had the shirt had ‘some of the vital symbols of a nation’s sporting delight’. 

A collection of mysterious clues as to the whereabouts of the shirt got to the Moore household by the Soccer Affiliation after the authors of a e-book on England shirts, Three Lions On A Shirt, unearthed recent particulars. They claimed to have found the whereabouts of the shirt, however haven’t revealed who has it, saying the client didn’t wish to be named.

Roberta, 58, mentioned that after the Mail broke the story, the household have been ‘overwhelmed and so touched by the messages of help we have acquired from involved followers far and huge’, including: ‘We’re vastly grateful for his or her heat, love and respect for my father, and his unimaginable legacy.’

Have you learnt who has Bobby’s lacking shirt? Name the Mail on 0203 615 2913 or electronic mail

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