Six Goal Hurst

Source: The Ark
Date: 11th October 2013
Back in 1968, a certain young man set a record on the football pitch that still stands today. No, not that one! This one. A double hat-trick scored during the West Ham v Sunderland game. An 8mm film (remember those) was released to commemorate the event and one man kept it for prosperity.

With many thanks to Richard Martin for sending the original 8mm reel.

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!