Who signed the 1966 World Cup football?

The demolition and civil engineering group are donating a rare replica 1966 World Cup football, which has been signed by World Cup winner Sir Geoff Hurst, as part of the raffle.

Who signed the 1966 World Cup ball in 1996?

When the ball returned to England during Euro 96, illusionist Uri Geller signed it. He said it was his bid to ‘energise’ it and help the England team to success in the tournament (they lost in the semi-final). Some visitors lament the fact that the ball is not exactly how it was on the day of the final in 1966.

Who booked the 1966 World Cup final?

Bobby Charlton (right) has finally received his first booking in international football – 32 years after the infamously bad-tempered World Cup game against Argentina. FIFA revealed yesterday, hours before the England v Argentina match, that Charlton was booked for dissent in the Wembley quarter-final in 1966.

What happened to the ball from the 1966 World Cup final?

The match ball used during the 1966 World Cup final, as England beat West Germany 4-2. Geoff Hurst famously scored a hat trick for England, but the ball was claimed by Helmut Haller and only returned to England in 1996. This object is displayed courtesy of Eurostar, Mirror Group and Virgin.

Are any of the 1966 World Cup winners still alive?

Only three members of England’s winning World Cup team remain alive. Sir Bobby Charlton is currently 84-years-old. The iconic footballer was diagnosed with dementia late last year, which his wife revealed in an interview.

Did Bobby Charlton ever get a yellow card?

3) Charlton received just two yellow cards over the course of his club and international career – and one of those was only confirmed 32 years later. In 1998, prior to England’s World Cup clash with Argentina, FIFA confirmed both Charlton brothers.

What type of ball was used in 1966 World Cup?

Challenge 4-Star Slazenger
List of FIFA World Cup official match balls

World Cup Ball Manufacture
1966 Challenge 4-Star Slazenger
1970 Telstar Adidas
1974 Telstar Durlast Adidas
1978 Tango Adidas