Future World Cup-winning captain Bobby Moore made his debut in England on this day in 1962.
Moore’s debut came in the 4–0 away win over Peru in a friendly match before the 1962 World Cup Finals in Chile. All four of England’s goals came in the first half, with Ron Flowers opening the scoring from the penalty spot fifteen minutes later. Jimmy Graves then took center stage and helped himself achieve a hat-trick.
In all, Bobby Moore has won 108 caps for England, and his last appearance was in late 1973 in a 1–0 home loss to Italy. His crowning moment came in the 1966 World Cup Final when he captained England when they beat West Germany 4-2 at Wembley to win the biggest trophy in football.
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