Statues

There are two statues dedicated to Bobby Moore, both of which have been created by the noted sculptor Philip Jackson.

The first one entitled "Champions" is located at the top of Green Street not far from Upton Park. This features Geoff Hurst, Martin Peters and Ray Wilson holding Bobby Moore aloft.Champions Statue

Standing 5 metres high and weighing over 4 tonnes the statue is an imposing site. The finances were provided by West Ham United, The London Borough of Newham, Green Street SRB, Arts Council for England and Arts & Business.

The unveiling in April 2003 was attended by Mrs Stephanie Moore, Martin Peters, Geoff Hurst and other members of the 1966 World Cup winning team.

The other statue is the "Bobby Moore" statue located at the new Wembley stadium looking down Wembley Way. Dubbed the "Colossus of Wembley" by the Times newspaper the statue is twice life size and was unveiled in May 2007 by Sir Bobby Charlton in front of various guests including Stephanie Moore and the Prime Minister.Wembley Statue of Bobby Moore

 

The statue also contains a moving inscription written by Sports Journalist Jeff Powell who was a close friend, biographer and the best man at Moore's marriage to Stephanie.

" Immaculate footballer, Imperial defender, Immortal hero of 1966, First Englishman to raise the World Cup aloft, National treasure, Master of Wembley, Lord of the game, Captain extraordinary, Gentleman for all time.

 

An impressive sight the statue stands 20 feet tall including the plinth. The statue was commissoned Wembley New Stadium Ltd.

 

Statue Plaque