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'The Champions'

World Cup Winners Statue
West Ham United

Engalnd World Cup
                              Winners 1966

Thanks to Kevin Hosking for providing the photo above.

The statue which is situated on the corner of Barking Road and Green Street, was unveiled in April 2003. It was sculpted by Philip Jackson and cost 725 000 to produce. It shows the then England captain Bobby Moore, holding up the Jules Rimet World Cup trophy in 1966. He is being hoisted aloft by fellow England & West Ham team mates; Geoff Hurst and Martin Peters, with Everton defender Ray Wilson (who also once played for West Ham). This led to 'tongue and cheek' references over the years to West Ham winning the World Cup in 1966!

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