FA plan Cup tribute to Moore

  • Last Updated: February 21 2013, 15:58 GMT

The Football Association will fly the flag of St George at half-mast at the Capital One Cup final at Wembley on Sunday in tribute to World Cup-winning captain Bobby Moore.

The FA are planning a tribute to world cup winning captain Moore

It will be 20 years exactly since the death of Moore from liver and colon cancer, aged just 51.

Earlier this month, FA chairman David Bernstein handed over a £25,000 cheque to the Bobby Moore Fund, with England skipper Steven Gerrard confirming the players would match that donation.

In addition, the FA promoted 'text to donate' messages around the stadium during England's friendly win over Brazil - a policy they have pledged to repeat at future England home games, in addition to the FA Cup semi-finals and final later this season.

The most prestigious section of Club Wembley has been named the Bobby Moore Club, an association that entitles the BMF, amongst other things, to host an annual match at Wembley to generate additional funds.

Moore's first wife Tina and daughter Roberta were invited to Wembley this week by FA director of football development Sir Trevor Brooking ahead of Sunday's anniversary.

"Bobby's contribution to football and history has sadly only been recognised after his premature death," said Brooking.

"He was an astonishing footballer, but also a great man and an important footballing friend to me in my early days."

Former West Ham and England team-mate Sir Geoff Hurst added: "Bobby Moore was a great player, a great leader and a great friend.

"He was loved and respected by all who played with him and by all who watched him perform."

  • To find out more about the BMF go to http://bobbymoorefund.cancerresearchuk.org/


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