News archive:

  • AUDIO: Camera, action!Source: TalkSport
    Date: 5 August 2011: 13.45
    An entertaining interview with Sir Geoff as he talks about his surprising 'new career' playing football agent, Adam Avely, in the British film Payback Season. And, talking shop with Bobby Gould and Andy Goldstein, Sir Geoff answers questions on Joey Barton, Scott Parker, Sam Allerdyce and all things West Ham in his usual forthright manner. [listen to the full interview]
  • Sir Geoff to play agent in football filmSource: Daily Telegraph
    Date: 4 August 2011
    Sir Geoff, 69, has joined the cast of Payback Season, which will see him play football agent Adam Avely. The film follows Jerome Davies, played by Kidulthood star Adam Deacon, who struggles to balance his old life with his new when he swaps his council estate upbringing for a career as a professional footballer. Writer and director Danny Donnelly said: 'As an avid football fan and lifelong West Ham supporter, working with Sir Geoff Hurst is an amazing development... [read more]
  • Today in history: England Win World CupSource:
    Date: 30 July 2011
    With a capacity crowd of 93,000 which include the Queen and Prince Phillip at Wembley Stadium, England won their first and only FIFA World Cup title be defeating rival West Germany 4-2 on this day in soccer history in 1966. Geoff Hurst lead the way for the Three Lions scoring a hat trick, the only hat trick in a FIFA World Cup final, including the controversial game winner... [read more]
  • Geoff Hurst: Allardyce must be given timeSource: Mirror Football
    Date: 21 June 2011
    West Ham legend Sir Geoff Hurst has begged East Enders to give new Hammers manager Sam Allardyce a chance after the Hammers were handed a tough start... [read more]
  • Football legend honours soldiers back from AfghanistanSource: MOD
    Date: 17 June 2011
    Click here to view event photography in the gallery
    Soldiers from 32 Regiment Royal Artillery were hailed as heroes for their work in Afghanistan by one of the players in England's 1966 football World Cup-winning team, Geoff Hurst... [read more]
  • Sir Geoff presents soldiers with Operational Herrick medalsSource: BBC
    Date: 17 June 2011
    Click here to view event photography in the gallery Nearly 50 soldiers based at Larkhill, Wiltshire, have been presented with medals after serving in Afghanistan. The soldiers from 32 Regiment Royal Artillery remotely control the unmanned aircraft, which delivers live video to ground units in Helmand... [read more]
  • Welcome to AzerbaijanSource: The Sun
    Date: 13 June 2011
    In the cobbled streets of capital city Baku, Sir Geoff Hurst is snapped on camera phones, pursued by autograph-hunters and gawped at by pretty girls. The England legend is big in Azerbaijan. A land that boasts the world's first fireplace, traditional Afro-style sheepskin hats and Queen singer Freddie Mercury as the most famous ethnic Azeri... [read more]
  • Sir Geoff Hurst strictly isn't dancingSource: Daily Express
    Date: 9 June 2011
    Chatting to Sir Geoff Hurst before a flight to Baku in the early hours of Sunday morning, I asked him if he had ever been asked to do Strictly Come Dancing... [read more]
  • Sir Geoff Hurst fears for England's chances of repeating 1966 World Cup triumphSource: Daily Telegraph
    Date: 6 June 2011
    Hurst blames his harsh appraisal on the diminishing standing of international football, a view outlined by Jose Mourinho and Sir Alex Ferguson. Both managers argue that the Champions League has usurped the World Cup in its importance to English football... [read more]
  • England won't win the World Cup again in my lifetimeSource: Daily Mirror
    Date: 6 June 2011
    Three Lions legend Sir Geoff Hurst admitted last night: "England will never win the World Cup again in my lifetime." On a goodwill visit to Azerbaijan - home of iconic 1966 World Cup final linesman Tofiq Bakhramov - Hurst, now 69, threw in the towel... [read more]
  • The Galustian InterviewsSource: Alfred Galustian and Sir Geoff Hurst
    Date: 20 May 2011
    Sir Geoff talks to Alfred Galustian, co founder of Coerver Coaching and technical advisor to the Barclays Premier League... [read more]
  • Sir Geoff awards Charter Standard to London leagueSource: The FA
    Date: 16 May 2011
    Sir Geoff Hurst was in attendance at the London Marathon Playing Fields in Greenwich recently to present the first Charter Standard League award in London... [read more]
  • Sir Geoff backs Harry Redknapp's call for goal-line technologySource: BBC 5 Live
    Date: 1 May 2011
    Listen to Sir Geoff talking to Garry Richardson on BBC 5 Live... [listen to the full interview]
  • Are West Ham going down? Exclusive TalkSport interview with Sir Geoff HurstSource: TalkSport
    Date: 21 April 2011
    Sir Geoff Hurst has told talkSPORT he can't see West Ham winning their fight for survival. The World Cup winner believes the relegation fight is now between five teams - Blackburn, Blackpool, Wigan, Wolves and the Hammers... [read more]
  • Gangsters jailed over failed bid to steal signed Geoff Hurst 1966 World Cup shirtSource: Manchester Evening News
    Date: 18 April 2011
    Five notorious Manchester gang members are behind bars after a failed attempt to steal a signed Geoff Hurst 1966 World Cup shirt. The gang, wearing hoods, balaclavas and gloves broke into a 1.2 million Lancashire mansion in broad daylight before fleeing with 20,000 of goods including the shirt and five TVs.... [read more]
  • Is Rooney the problem or part of a bigger problem?Source:
    Date: 5 April 2011
    Telegraph Sport looks at the varied reaction from around football over Wayne Rooney's controversial goal celebration including the view of our very own, Sir Geoff Hurst... [read more]
  • Awards: Last chance to hail your community hero...Source:
    Date: 9 March 2011
    There are just 10 days to go until nominations close for the second FA Community Awards presented by McDonald's. A host of nominations have already flooded in, with people across the region putting forward unsung heroes who they feel deserve recognition for their selfless work... [read more]
  • Sir Geoff talks grassroots football to youngsters...Source: The FA
    Date: 1 March 2011
    McDonald's Director of Football and 1966 World Cup hat-trick hero Sir Geoff Hurst once again returned to the touchlines of grassroots football, when he travelled to Nottingham to visit local side Sherwood FC, winners of 2010's FA Charter Standard Development Club Award. There to launch the 2011 FA Community Awards, presented by McDonald's, Sir Geoff chatted to the young players and was keen to stress the importance of enjoying the game and learning as much as possible from coaches.... [read more]
  • Sir Geoff believes players do not have pride in the shirt any more...Source: Daily Telegraph
    Date: 8 February 2011
    Sir Geoff Hurst was standing in a long queue for a taxi recently, inching slowly towards the front. Standing at the head of the queue was a man in his early 20s, who shouted back: 'Would you like the cab, Sir Geoff?' A grateful nation never forgets. Memories of July 30 1966 are passed down from generation to generation... [read more]
  • World Cup hero's home town statue in Greater Manchester...Source: BBC
    Date: 7 February 2011
    England football legend Sir Geoff Hurst returned to his home town to see a new statue celebrating Tameside's three World Cup winners. He is shown alongside fellow 1966 squad member Jimmy Armfield and Simone Perrotta who won with Italy in 2006, but was born in Ashton-under-Lyne... [read more]
  • Search starts to find our footballing heroes...Source: ChronicleLive
    Date: 31 January 2011
    A search has been launched to say thank you to your local football heroes by nominating them in the 2011 FA Community Awards. It could be the hard-working coach who never gives up, the mams who wash the team kit or the dads who volunteer to drive everyone to practice. To launch the search, West Ham legend and 1966 World Cup hat-trick hero, Sir Geoff Hurst, returned to the streets where his career kicked-off... [read more]
  • Sporting quotes of the year...Source: Daily Telegraph
    Date: 21 December 2010
    A look back at the amusing, bizarre, and sometimes tragic incidents, that were the talk of the town over the last 12 months including a few well chosen words from Sir Geoff... [read more]
  • Moore, Hurst, Peters: next on the list... Scott Parker?Source:
    Date: 30 November 2010
    Jessica Farry speculates on how Scott Parker has worked his way into the hearts of the fans and asks if he has found his footballing home amongst the greats in West Ham's history? [read more]
  • Howzat? Hurst, Lineker, Neville - Football's England Ashes XISource: Mirror Football
    Date: 24 November 2010
    The first Ashes Test gets underway tonight in Brisbane, as England and Australia begin their latest battle for cricketing supremacy. Fronting the event for Sky Sports will be former England Ashes hero Ian Botham - the man who famously chose cricket over football after making 11 appearances for Scunthorpe in the early 1980s. But who chose the opposite path to Beefy and went with football rather than cricket? And who played both? We've put together an England XI from the world of football which might have given the Aussies a run for their money... [read more]
  • Sir Geoff Hurst gets an honorary degree in east LondonSource: BBC
    Date: 21st November 2010
    England footballing legend Sir Geoff Hurst has received an honorary degree at the University of East London. Sir Geoff became a Master... [read more]
  • Hurst: Carroll must take his career more seriouslySource: Talkradio
    Date: 20th November 2010
    Geoff Hurst has told talkSPORT Andy Carroll needs to take his career more seriously if he is to fulfil his potential and become an England... [read more]
  • Banks's happy memories of Upton ParkSource: The Sentinel
    Date: 3 November 2010
    I shoved my hands into the air and put the ball over the bar. Stopping Geoff was special and it was the first penalty he'd ever missed... [read more]
  • meets...LMA chief executive Richard BevanSource:
    Date: 1 November 2010
    Will a new generation of Three Lions ever repeat the heroics of Bobby Moore, Geoff Hurst and company? So many questions are being asked and so many fingers... [read more]

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.