Geoff Hurst’s Greats (Paperback)
England's 1966 Hero Selects His Finest Ever Footballers
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Sir Geoff Hurst MBE is the only man to score a hat-trick in a World Cup final – for England in their historic 4–2 victory over West Germany at Wembley in 1966.
Having shown an early flair for cricket – playing a first-class match for Essex against Lancashire in 1962 – Hurst opted for a career in football, and with West Ham United he scored 248 goals in 499 first team appearances. There he won the FA Cup in 1964 and the European Cup Winners’ Cup 1965. He was selected by Alf Ramsey to lead England’s attack between 1966 and 1972 – the longest run of any forward under Ramsey, scoring 24 goals in that time.