England 1966 World Cup Winners Signed Shirt
This fantastic item is a framed England 1966 World Cup Winners commemorative shirt display signed by the 11 players who played in the final, plus Sir Alf Ramsey. A rare piece of Football memorabilia The item has been signed by the following players.Boobby Moore, Geoff Hurst, Alan Ball, Roger Hunt, George Cohen, Ray Wilson,Bobby Charlton, Jack Charlton, Nobby Stiles, Martin Peters and Gordon Banks, plus Sir Alf Ramsey. A classic piece of football memorabilia. A must for any true England fan. A rare piece of World Cup Memorabilia celebrating England's 1966 World Cup Win. Supplied with our own Certificate of Authenticity.
1966 WORLD CUP:
The 1966 FIFA World Cup, the 8th staging of the World Cup, was held in England from 11 July to 30 July. England beat West Germany 4-2 in the final, winning the World Cup for the first time, so becoming the first host to win the tournament since Italy in 1934.
Host country England
Dates 11 July - 30 July
Teams 16 (from 5 confederations)
Venue(s) 8 (in 7 host cities)
Final positions Champions England (1st title)
Runner-up West Germany
Third place Portugal
Fourth place Soviet Union
Matches played 32
Goals scored 89 (2.78 per match)
Attendance 1,635,000 (51,094 per match)
Top scorer(s) Eusébio (9 goals)
No. Pos. Player
1 GK Gordon Banks
2 DF George Cohen
3 DF Ray Wilson
4 MF Nobby Stiles
5 DF Jack Charlton
6 DF Bobby Moore (captain)
7 MF Alan Ball
8 FW Jimmy Greaves
9 MF Bobby Charlton
10 FW Geoff Hurst
11 FW John Connelly
12 GK Ron Springett
13 GK Peter Bonetti
14 DF Jimmy Armfield
15 DF Gerry Byrne
16 MF Martin Peters
17 DF Ron Flowers
18 DF Norman Hunter
19 FW Terry Paine
20 MF Ian Callaghan
21 FW Roger Hunt
22 MF George Eastham
1966 WORLD CUP
The 1966 World Cup was the subject of disagreements even before a ball was kicked. The African nations boycotted the tournament in protest of a 1964 FIFA ruling that required the champion team from the African zone to enter a playoff round against the winners of either the Asian or the Oceania zone in order to win a place at the finals.
They felt that winning their zone should have been enough in itself to merit qualification for the finals. In spite of the Africans' absence, there was another new record number of entries for the qualifying tournament, with 70 nations taking part.New teams qualifying were Portugal and North Korea for the first time. Portugal did not qualify again until 1986, whilst North Korea did not qualify until 2010.It was also Switzerland's last World Cup qualification until 1994.Absentees from this tournament included Yugoslavia and the 1962 finalists Czechoslovakia.
The 1966 World Cup had a unusual hero off the field, a dog called Pickles. In the build up to the tournament the Jules Rimet trophy was stolen. A nation wide hunt for the Cup ensued. It was later discovered wrapped in some newspaper as the dog sniffed under some bushes in London. The FA had commissioned a replica cup in case the original cup was not found in time. This replica is now displayed at the English National Football Museum in Preston.
Final London's Wembley Stadium was the venue for the final, and 98,000 attended. Germany went ahead after 12 minutes 32 seconds, when Helmut Haller scored, but the score was levelled by Geoff Hurst 4 minutes later.England went into the lead in the 78th minute after Martin Peter's scored. England looked set to win the title until the referee awarded a free kick to West Germany with one minute left. The ball was launched goalward and Wolfgang Weber managed to poke it across the line.
The game went into extra time with the score level at 2-2 at the end of 90 minutes.In the 98th minute Hurst scored again; his shot had hit the crossbar, and bounced down and hit the ground either onto or just over the goal line. Whether the ball had crossed the goal line or not has been a matter of discussion for decades, and the goal, known as the "Ghost Goal", has become part of World Cup history.In recently digitally-enhanced footage that this goal did not cross the line. England's final goal was scored by Hurst again, during a pitch invasion and therefore the goal should not have stood. It made Geoff Hurst the only player ever to have scored three times in a World Cup final.
England's total of 11 goals scored in six games set a new record low for average goals per game scored by a World Cup winning team. The record stood until 1982, when it was surpassed by Italy's 12 goals in seven games; in 2010 this record was lowered again by Spain, winning the Cup with eight goals in seven games. Likewise, the total of 3 goals conceded also constituted a record low for average goals per game conceded by a World Cup winning team. That record stood until 1994, when it was surpassed by Brazil's 3 goals in seven games. England received the recovered Jules Rimet trophy from Queen Elizabeth II and were crowned World Cup winners for the first and to date only time.
World Cup Willie was the mascot for the 1966 competition, and was the first World Cup mascot, and one of the first mascots to be associated with a major sporting competition. World Cup Willie is a lion, a typical symbol of the UK, wearing a Union Flag jersey emblazoned with the words "WORLD CUP".
Venues The venues for the tournament were Wembley,Goodison Park, Hillsborough Stadium, Roker Park, Old Trafford, White City, Villa Park and finally Ayresome Park. White City Stadium in London was used for a single game from Group 1,originally scheduled for Wembley,but because Wembley's owner refused to cancel a grey hound meeting, the game had to be moved to the alternative venue.
A REALLY NICE PIECE OF FOOTBALL MEMORABILIA. A REAL MUST FOR ANY ENGLAND FAN. This is all comes in a superb Italian made silver frame,with styrene glass for safe delivery through the post. We are happy to offer a 100 percent money back guarantee with every item we sell,if the autograph is not genuine.
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Dimensions; 108cm H x 84cm W x 5cm D