A brief Q&A with Sir Geoff...

Which achievement are you most proud of?
Sir Geoff: My family.

If you could change one moment in your career, which one would it be?
Sir Geoff: I would score the penalty in the League Cup semi-final second leg at Upton Park in December 1971. In reality, Gordon Banks saved it and he still says it was the most significant save of his career!

Is there anything else you would like to achieve?
Sir Geoff: I would like to see the national squad given preference over the league. Having experienced the full impact of a World Cup win on the country as a whole, I think the emphasis should be on the international competitions. A win lifts the spirits of our nation.

Career Achievements

Year Achievement
1964 F.A. Cup Winner with West Ham United
1965 European Cup Winners' Cup with West Ham United
1966 World Cup with the England team
1970 No. 1 in the UK Charts with the England team and 'Back Home'!
1975 Awarded MBE
1998 Awarded Knighthood
1999 Awarded Honorary Degree at Anglia Ruskin University
(formerly Anglia Polytechnic University)
2002 Inducted into the Hall of Fame at the National Football Museum
2010 Awarded Honorary Degree at University of East London