Just five months into his international career, Geoff Hurst made sporting history.
Geoff emerged from the World Cup Final in 1966 as a household name after becoming the first and, so far, only player to score a hat-trick in a World Cup final.
Immediately after 1966, Geoff was an internationally renowned striker and goalscorer and was named in the squad to defend the World Cup in Mexico in 1970. He scored the only goal of England's opening game against Romania and England progressed to the quarter finals, where once again they faced West Germany. Hurst played a part in a goal for Peters which put England 2-0 up, but the Germans forced their way back and won 3-2 after extra time.
Geoff's England career ended the same year with yet another game against West Germany, in the qualification stages for the 1972 European Championships, which England lost. He had won 49 caps and scored 24 goals, currently putting him 11th in the all-time England scorers' list.