Franz Beckenbauer and Bobby Moore by Terry O’Neill, mid 1970s © Iconic Images/Terry O’Neill
For the first time, a collection of intimate photographs of Bobby Moore and his family has gone on display at London’s National Portrait Gallery. Taken from the collection of Bobby’s daughter Roberta Moore, Bobby Moore: First Gentleman of English Football runs until January 2019.
Launched to mark this summer’s FIFA World Cup tournament, Moore famously captained the England football team to achieve their first and only World Cup victory, on 30 July 1966, defeating West Germany 4-2 in a tense final at Wembley Stadium.
While the iconic image of Moore, lifting the Jules Rimet trophy cemented him as the embodiment of a golden period in English football, these newly acquired vintage press prints provide an insight into both the professional and personal life of one of England’s best-loved sporting heroes on the twenty-fifth anniversary of his death.
Roberta Moore, says: “My father emanated grace both on and off the pitch. He was self-effacing, kind and humble with a dry humour and tremendous sense of fun. This display is a wonderful tribute to the high esteem in which he is held.” Plan your visit at www.npg.org.uk.