Geoff Hurst

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Date of Birth December 8, 1941
Place of Birth England
Age 78 years old
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Geoff Hurst

Sir Geoffrey Charles Hurst is an English former professional footballer. A striker, he remains the only man to score a hat-trick in a World Cup final, when England recorded a 4–2 victory over West Germany at Wembley Stadium in 1966. Hurst began his career with West Ham United, where he scored 242 goals in 500 first team appearances. There he won the FA Cup in 1964 and the European Cup Winners' Cup in 1965. He was sold to Stoke City in 1972 for £80,000. After three seasons with Stoke he finished his Football League career with West Bromwich Albion in 1976. Hurst went to play football in Ireland and the USA before returning to England to manage non-league Telford United. He also coached in the England set-up before a two-year stint as Chelsea manager from 1979 to 1981. He later coached Kuwait SC before leaving the game to concentrate on his business commitments.

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About Geoff Hurst

Former striker who played for the English national team from 1966 to 1972; he scored 228 goals in his 561-game club career, most of which spent with West Ham United from 1959 to 1972.

Before Fame

He played professional cricket before deciding to only focus on his soccer career.

Achievement

He became the first player to score a hat-trick in a World Cup final match when England defeated West Germany 4-2 in 1966.

Family Life

He raised three daughters with his wife Judith.

Associations

He played alongside Bobby Moore for England in the 1966 World Cup.

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  • Telford United F.C. managers
  • Football players and officials awarded knighthoods
  • Chelsea F.C. managers
  • Cape Town City F.C. (NFL) players
  • Cork Celtic F.C. players
  • Expatriate football managers in Kuwait
  • UEFA Euro 1968 players
  • Southern Football League managers
  • English Football Hall of Fame inductees
  • Expatriate association footballers in the Republic of Ireland
  • England under-23 international footballers
  • English autobiographers
  • FIFA World Cup-winning players
  • Essex cricketers
  • Expatriate soccer players in South Africa
  • English Football League representative players
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