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Manchester City 4 - 3 West Ham United
It’s always tempting to rhapsodise over games stuffed with goals. But these days such frolics must pose defensive queries – and this Maine Road lark was no exception.
What must be said, however, is that West Ham, for all their first half frailty in defence, were desperately unlucky to leave with only applause of the satisfied crowd their sole reward.
Bobby scored in the 5-1 victory, but international Under-23 caps were not awarded for the fixture. Five months later he scored again, this time it counted in a 2-0 victory over Wales Under-23s at Goodison Park.
Moore was awarded the first of his 108 full England international caps in the friendly against South America side Peru, a match in the Three Lions' build-up to the 1962 World Cup Finals in Chile.
By the time Moore reached his 12th cap in May 1963, new manager Alf Ramsey handed him the armband for the Bratislava friendly with Czechoslovakia to became the youngest ever senior England captain.
87 days younger than the previous holder, Cuthbert Ottaway, who captained England in the very first international match 91 years previously.
Bobby hit the net on two occasions in his 108 full internationals. Both came in friendly internationals against Poland and Norway in 1966, the year England became World Champions
Taking in games for the under 18s, the reserves and senior teams, theyflysohigh’s records total 66 goals, an iconic number scored by the Hammers' and England captain in his West Ham United career.
That’s 61 claret and blue nets and five for England / FA representative teams. The rest of this feature introduces and tables all of these goals scored in competitive and friendly affairs.
West Ham United
Football League & League Cup
The Barking-born defender made his senior Hammers' debut at the age of 17 on September 8, 1958 against Manchester United in a 3-2 win at the Boleyn Ground before progressing to captain the side for most of his 16 years as a first team player.
In his 647 competitive senior club appearances for the east London club he averaged a goal every 24 games. His 27 strikes were split between 24 in First Division matches and three in the Football League Cup.
Cup final goal - one of his three League Cup nets was a strike in 1966’s League Cup final. Bobby Moore is one of just 14 West Ham players to have scored in a cup final. On March 9, 1966 he became the 6th Hammer, after Sam Small, John Sissons, Geoff Hurst, Ron Boyce and Alan Sealey, to have netted in a cup final when he scored from close to 40 yards out in the first leg of 1966’s League Cup final against West Bromwich Albion.
The 27 goals split by playing half: 13 in the first 45 minutes & 14 in the 2nd half
Scored a Football League double in December 1961’s 4-2 win over Wolverhampton Wanderers
20 of his goals were delivered at Upton Park and 7 on oppostion's territory
18 goals in friendly games from 1961 to the club's 1969 summer tour of the USA.
In his 36 FA Cup & 14 European Cup Winners’ Cup appearances he failed to find the net
As an aside Moore also netted a couple of goals in 5-a-Side Football Championships. The first was in the 1967 Evening Standard sponsored 5-a-Side Football Championships. His goal in the 2-1 semi-final win over Charlton enabled the Hammers to progress to the final and win the London championships for the first time.
Three years later in the Daily Express sponsored National 5s Bobby scored one of West Ham’s three goals in the 1st round penalty shoot-out against Wolverhampton Wanderers. Goalless at full time meant penalties, and the Hammers won 3-2 as Billy Bonds & Clyde Best scored the other two.
Representative, Under 23 & Full Internationals
The first of Bobby Moore’s record 18 England Youth international appearances was the 3-2 win over the Netherlands in Amsterdam on October 2, 1957. Further representative honours followed with selection for a FA XI against the Army in a trial match at Hillsborough on October 19, 1960, and for the FA’s Far East Tour in the summer of 1961 where he scored in Hong Kong.
Moore made his Under-23 debut in unusual circumstances. England were scheduled to face the East German Under-23 side on September 21, 1960 at Maine Road, Manchester.
Five-days before the fixture was due to take place the 'Iron Curtain' side announced that they could not procure the necessary travel documents and were subsequently unable to travel. At the last moment Vejle Boldklub, a small professional football club from Denmark, stepped in as replacement opponents.
Peru v. England
Estadio Nacional de Lima
20 May 1962
West Ham United
Reserve & Youth Team
Bobby Moore joined West Ham's ground staff in 1956 and pulled on the famous claret and blue shirt for the first time in a South East Counties League fixture on October 6, 1956. Playing in the No.5 shirt his West Ham career started on the right note with a 5-1 victory against Queens Park Rangers at Northolt.
On January 5, 1957, just 13 games into his West Ham career he scored twice against Reading in an FA Youth Cup 4th Round tie in the 4-2 victory at Elm Park.
Two seasons later in the same competition, Bobby scored his only goal from the penalty spot in the 6-0 thrashing of Eastbourne United in December 1958.
His total of 16 youth and reserve goals stretched from the brace against the Biscuitmen through to his last in the Football Combination against Northampton Town in April 1963.
During his illustrious career, Bobby Moore was renowned for his leadership, reading of the game and defensive skills. But we shouldn’t overlook his goal scoring ability. Though not a prolific goalscorer, he did net a fair few.
From his time as an under 18 year old with West Ham’s youth side through to his senior career he proved his goal scoring ability by netting with both feet and his head, and even one from the penalty spot. As far as we know no comprehensive article has been published recording his goals for West Ham United and England. This feature aims to put the record straight.
5-a-Side Championship Goals
Post-West Ham Goals
On March 14, 1974 Bobby joined Fulham for a final three years of English football. With the Second Division club he clocked 148 league and cup appearances scoring a single goal. In his first season, in April 1974 Bobby scored the Whites’ goal in their 3-1 home defeat to Crystal Palace.
San Antonio the North American Soccer League side had the privilege of benefiting from Bobby Moore’s last goal. In the summer of 1976, while still under contract with Fulham, Bobby guested for San Antonio in 24 matches and recorded a single strike.
January 5, 1957
August 24, 1957
August 26, 1957
October 23, 1957
November 6, 1957
November 20, 1957
November 28, 1957
February 22, 1958
April 22, 1958
Bexleyheath & Welling
1 & 2
6 & 7
FA Youth Cup - 4th Round
Ted Fenton Trophy
Southern Junior Floodlit Cup - 1st Rd
FA Youth Cup - 1st Round
FA Youth Cup - 2nd Round
London Mid-Week Legaue
South East Counties League
Southern Junior Floodlit Cup - Final
Park View Road
November 30, 1963
March 27, 1964
August 7, 1964
September 7, 1964
November 3, 1965
January 5, 1966
March 9, 1966
May 11, 1966
June 29, 1966
August 29, 1966
December 27, 1966
West Bromwich Albion
League Cup Final
John Bond Testimonial
Ullevaal Stadion, Oslo
34th minute : they (Arsenal) were shaken by Bobby Moore's wonderful 40 yard shot which put us back in the reckoning
40th minute : Moore got on the score sheet with a right foot 25 yard drive
80th minute : Moore fired in from 30 yards, a candidate for goal of the season
60th minute : Moore scored with a left footed shot from the edge of the penalty area
73rd minute: Moore scored Hammers 4th goal with a brilliant flick into the net past keeper Boswell
First League Goal
Having cleared Slater's outstretched leg, Moore raced on wide of Sidebottom to score his first league goal of the season
West Ham United v. Wolverhampton Wanderers
December 17, 1960
December 18, 1961
August 30, 1958
December 20, 1958
December 27, 1958
May 9, 1959
September 21, 1960
September 26, 1960
December 17, 1960
February 8, 1961
April 26, 1961
May 21, 1961
20 & 21
FA Youth Cup - 3rd Round
Youth Team Tour
56th minute : a scoring debut with England’s fourth goal a shot from 20 yards
64th minute : Moore fired a fine low drive first time from dead centre of the goal
4th minute : Moore intercepted a Flowers clearance & hit the ball high into the net from the edge of the area
28th minute: Moore coolly netted from 5 yards after Musgrove had back healed a Woosnam pass
34th minute : Bobby hit it first time with his right foot from outside the penalty-box, and Peter Bonetti watched helplessly as it sailed into the far top corner
Moore scored his 18th and first ever Football League goal against Wolverhampton Wanderers at Upton Park on December 17, 1960, a year and day later he scored a brace against the same opposition to record his 23rd and 24th.
Bobby Moore is congratulated by delighted team-mates after hitting his second goal in the 28th minute against Wolves at Upton Park
December 18, 1961
February 3, 1962
November 3, 1962
November 13, 1962
December 1, 1962
April 22, 1963
April 24, 1963
May 20, 1963
November 6, 1963
West Bromwich Albion
23 & 24
31 & 32
Bata Sports Field
Essella Park Ground
52nd minute : Moore headed a great goal to convert a free-kick by Ron Boyce
71st minute : Macedo was unsighted when Moore equalised after Keetch had headed away a Byrne corner
79th minute: Moore surged upfield to tap in a Sealey cross wide of Peter Grummitt
4th minute : Moore heads in Bond's free-kick
45th minute : Moore headed Hammers level from John Bond's perfect free-kick
first recorded goal -
January 5, 1957
Bobby Moore header against Bolton Wanderers
47th minute : Moore crashed home the 4th goal from 30 yards
23rd minute : Moore curled an unstoppable free-kick which dipped in under the bar
74th minute : Cohen charged upfield, shaking off two challenges en route chipped the ball into the middle & saw Moore head it down over the line for the match-saver
72nd minute : Bobby Moore's volley from near the touch-line was a true "bolt from the blue" to provide the equaliser
Goal 36. Alan Sealey (centre) and Peter Brabrook show their delight after Moore's headed goal against Stoke City
29 June 1966.
Norway v. England programme
April 5, 1967
May 15, 1967
August 5, 1967
August 29, 1967
September 23, 1967
October 25, 1967
February 3, 1968
August 3, 1968
August 7, 1968
45 & 46
55 & 56
Ken Brown Testimonial
Bata Sports Field
49th minute : An unmarked Moore headed home a cross from John Sissons from 6 yards
38th minute : Moore chipped the ball nonchantly home from fully 40 yards for Hammers 3rd goal
10th minute : Moore took a perfect pass from Peters & crashed the ball past Thompson from just inside the area
76th minute : Moore scored with a 30 yard bullet
39th minute : Moore forcefully headed home a centre from Redknapp
30 yard bullet against Sunderland in a 5-1 victory Roker Park September 1967
Jim Mongomery dives in vain as Moore scores from a free-kick. However, Geoff Hurst would grab the headlines with his double hat-trick in the 8-0 victory.
Moore heads England's face-saving equaliser against Poland at Goodison Park
Moore heads home a Harry Redknapp cross against Fulham to the delight of John Sissons
Craven Cottage Header
October 19, 1968
November 2, 1968
May 14, 1969
May 17, 1969
September 5, 1970
November 14, 1970
September 25, 1971
August 19, 1972
September 9, 1972
October 21, 1972
Queens Park Rangers
52nd minute : Moore thumped a spectacular 25 yard volley to give West Ham the lead
23rd minute : Moore scored a superb goal from 30 yards
70th minute : Moore beat both Book & Booth to head home a cross from Ayris
26th minute : Moore thundered home a glorious free-kick
30th minute : Moore scored with a spectacular 20 yarder
49th minute : Moore slid cleverly past Slater & Clamp, dribbled wide of Sidebottom to score a fine goal
63rd minute : a 25 yard free kick, quickly taken by Moore struck Wales’ centre-half Mel Nurse, and finished in the net
67th minute : Moore scored with a cracking drive from 30 yards
79th minute : Moore's shot hit Denis Smith's foot & curved over Gordon Banks for the winner
17th minute : Moore's shot from 18 yards was deflected en route to beat Peter Shilton
'Pop' Robson (11) & Joe Durrell (7) join Moore to salute his winner after his shot hits a Stoke City defender and curls past Gordon Banks for the winner
Moore lets fly from the edge of the QPR penalty area - and it's a goal all the way - November 1968
Moore's 23rd minute goal grabs the headlines and he also receives the 'Man of the Match' award in the 3-1 victory at Stamford Bridge – September 1972
To view an Article click a "Picture Link"
Match reports courtesy of Richard Miller
Bobby Moore's 66 Goals in Chronological Order
33rd minute : Bobby Moore, whose 25-yard drive made us two up
75th minute : Bobby Moore foxed everyone by suddenly spinning on the ball and chipping the ball in from 16 yards.
43rd minute : Moore got the second with a 40-yard drive which the 'keeper reached but could not hold
A rare long-range effort beats Leicester City's Peter Shilton in a 5-2 victory - August 1972
Trevor Brooking looks on as Bobby Moore unleashes the 30 yard drive that put Hammers 2-1 up at Chelsea
A matter-of-fact Bobby Moore strolls away (extreme right)
with the ball about to pass keeper Bonetti for the second time
Moore's 70th minute goal beats both Tony Book & Tommy Booth to score his last-ever West Ham United goal