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Bobby Moore sculpture for Wembley
Bobby Moore
Captaining England's World Cup winners was Moore's finest moment
A sculpture of World Cup winning captain Bobby Moore has been commissioned to stand outside the new Wembley Stadium.

The tribute will stand outside the main stadium entrance on Wembley Way.

Sculptor Philip Jackson, from Sussex, has also created statues of Sir Matt Busby outside Old Trafford and the Queen in Windsor Great Park.

The statue of Moore, who died in 1993 at the age of 51, will be unveiled next year.

He is a real hero of mine and a great example to every professional footballer
David Beckham on Bobby Moore

Mr Jackson, from Cocking, near Midhurst in West Sussex, was chosen from a shortlist of renowned sculptors.

He will work alongside Mr Moore's widow Stephanie and a panel representing the world of architecture, sculpture and sport.

They include fellow World Cup winners Sir Bobby Charlton and Sir Geoff Hurst, the Football Association's chief executive Brian Barwick, and Sir Trevor Brooking, who played alongside Moore for West Ham and is now the FA's director of football development.

The new Wembley Stadium
The new Wembley is due to open in time for the 2006 FA Cup final

Current England captain David Beckham said: "Bobby Moore is a legend and will be forever linked with Wembley and the 1966 World Cup victory.

"His name brings back so many great memories and every year this statue will remind thousands of fans, young and old, of his massive contribution to football and to England.

"He is a real hero of mine and a great example to every professional footballer."

Sculptures by Mr Jackson are on show as far afield as Argentina and Switzerland and include the Wallenberg Monument in London, a Falklands War memorial in Portsmouth.

The statue of Queen Elizabeth II in Windsor made him the only artist to have been commissioned to create a sculpture of the Queen for public exhibition.




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