With the highlight of an amazing football career etched in history, the images from the World Cup '66 are as iconic as the event. All the photographs in this gallery are governed by strict copyright license. Please do not copy for any use, personal or commercial.

Sir Geoff Hurst MBE secured a unique place in the history of football when he became the first and, over 45 years later, still the only player to score a hat-trick in a World Cup Final.

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 and has become an iconic sporting figure.