Jimmy Greaves: Born in East Ham in 1940, Greaves made 40 appearances for the Hammers scoring 13 goals. Ironically, Greaves scored more goals against West Ham than he did for them.
Sir Geoff Hurst: Although born in Lancashire, Hurst moved to Essex at the tender age of 8, and his classed as a proper East Ender after making 520 appearances, scoring 252 goals for West Ham. Hurst scored the hat trick in England’s World Cup final win in ’66 and played first class cricket for Essex.
Sir Trevor Brooking: Born in Barking, and never left. Made 635 appearances for the Hammers, scoring 102 goals, Brooking won player of the year on five occasions and managed the club for a brief spell in 2003. Before the 2009/2010 season West Ham renamed the Centenary Stand the ‘Sir Trevor Brooking Stand’.
Tony Carr MBE: Born just 10 minutes from Upton Park, Carr has become the most influential West Ham player for the current generation. Although Carr never made a first team appearance for the first team, Carr went on to become the manager of the West Ham academy. 7 of the England squad that went to the 2010 World Cup were brought up under Carr and several first team players have come through the ranks under Carr.
Bobby Moore: Born in Barking, Moore is West Ham United’s biggest legend. Making 646 appearances for the Hammers and captaining his country to their only world cup victory has cemented Moore as West Ham’s number 1 legend.
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