West Ham plans for Bobby Moore, Sir Geoff Hurst and Martin Peters statue at London Stadium gets green light

The statue featuring 1966 World Cup-winning trio Bobby Moore, Sir Geoff Hurst and Martin Peters will specifically celebrate the Hammers' 1965 European Cup Winners' Cup triumph, and is part of the club's 125th anniversary season celebrations

West Ham trio (left to right) Sir Geoff Hurst, Bobby Moore (1941-1993) and Martin Peters (1994-2019) pictured in 1966 - the year of their World Cup triumph with England
Image: West Ham trio (left to right) Sir Geoff Hurst, Bobby Moore (1941-1993) and Martin Peters (1943-2019) pictured in 1966 - the year of their World Cup triumph with England

West Ham co-owner David Gold has confirmed that planning approval has been granted for a statue celebrating club stalwarts Bobby Moore, Sir Geoff Hurst and Martin Peters at London Stadium.

The statue will specifically celebrate the Hammers' 1965 European Cup Winners' Cup triumph, and is part of the club's 125th anniversary season celebrations.

Gold wrote on Twitter: "I am delighted to confirm that planning approval has now been confirmed for the installation of a new statue at London Stadium honouring our three greatest sons - Bobby Moore, Sir Geoff Hurst and Martin Peters - and our greatest triumph, the 1965 European cup winners victory."

Plans for the statue were first unveiled in June, when Gold said it would be erected outside the Bobby Moore Stand, subject to approval.

A statue of the trio already stands close to the Hammers' former home of Upton Park, where it will remain.

Moore, Peters and Hurst all starred in the Hammers' 2-0 final win over 1860 Munich, before going on to play integral roles in England's World Cup success the following year.

A joint statement from Gold and fellow chairman David Sullivan said: "On behalf of everyone at West Ham United, we would like to thank Sir Geoff Hurst, Roberta Moore and Kathy Peters for their invaluable contribution and tremendous support for this project.

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(Left to right) Martin Peters, Bobby Moore and Sir Geoff Hurst with the Jules Rimet World Cup trophy after England's 4-2 win over West Germany
Image: (Left to right) Martin Peters, Bobby Moore and Sir Geoff Hurst with the Jules Rimet World Cup trophy after England's 4-2 win over West Germany

"Despite the difficulties created by the global pandemic in recent months, we have been able to keep the creative process on schedule. Sir Geoff, Roberta and Kathy have been able to continue offering their fantastic input, and we could ensure everyone is happy with the final design.

"We look forward to the day we can unveil this magnificent statue for our supporters at London Stadium."

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