Sir Geoff Hurst Football Match

Club Career

Years Team Appearances Goals
1959-1972 West Ham United 499 248
1972-1975 Stoke City 108 30
1975-1976 West Bromwich Albion 10 2
1976 Seattle Sounders 24 9
1976 Cork Celtic 9 3
Total 650 292
Managerial Career
1976-79 Telford Player Manager
1979-81 Chelsea Manager
1982-84 Kuwait Sporting Club Coach

As an apprentice at West Ham, Geoff trained as a wing-half but manager, Ron Greenwood, spotted his talent as a striker and the rest, as they say, is history.

In 1964, West Ham won the FA Cup with Geoff scoring the second equaliser in a tight game with Preston North End at Wembley.

A year later, Geoff was back at Wembley for the final of the European Cup Winners Cup against 1860 Munich with West Ham winning 2-0.

The following season was slightly less successful with West Ham losing the League Cup final on aggregate to West Bromwich Albion.

Geoff continued to play for West Ham until 1972 when he moved to Stoke City to play in the same team as his Enlgand team mate, goal keeper, Gordon Banks.

After three years, 108 appearances and 30 goals, Geoff signed for the Seattle Sounders of the NASL in 1976 and quickly became the team's second-leading scorer, helping the Sounders make it to the playoffs for the first time.

On his return from Seattle, Geoff retired from club football and moved into management.

Sir Geoff Hurst

Sir Geoff Hurst MBE secured a unique place in the history of football in 1966 when he became the first and, for more than 56 years, the only player to score a hat-trick in a World Cup Final.

Sir Geoff says that he 'had a great run', nevertheless he remains the only player to score a 'perfect' hat-trick and the only to be on the World Cup winning team.

Knighted in 1998 and inducted into the English Football Hall of Fame in 2004, Sir Geoff holds a special place in the hearts of football fans across the world and, perhaps surprisingly, this includes Germany!