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

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.

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!