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World Cup winner Sir Geoff Hurst is coming to Darlington!

 

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World Cup winner Sir Geoff Hurst is coming to Darlington!

Sir Geoff Hurst, the man who scored a memorable hat trick in the 1966 World Cup final, is coming to Darlington Football Club for the Marathon Bet Legends Game on 29th July!

Sir Geoff scored the goal in the last minute of extra time on that famous day against West Germany which immortalised commentator Kenneth Wolstenholme’s words; “There are people on the pitch …. They think it’s all over … It is now!” which meant that England won the final 4-2 and lifted the World Cup.

geoff hurst scores the fourth v West Germany

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Sir Geoff will be the manager of the Legends team, which includes the following as confirmed by our friends at Marathon Bet:

Joleon Lescott – ex Everton and Manchester City; 26 England caps

Kieron Dyer – ex Ipswich and Newcastle; 33 England caps

Danny Mills – ex Leeds and Middlesbrough; 19 England caps

Luke Young – ex Charlton, Tottenham and Middlesbrough; 7 England caps

Alan Stubbs – ex Bolton, Celtic and Everton

Alan Stubbs

Alan Stubbs

 

Wayne Bridge – ex Southampton, Chelsea and Manchester City – 36 England caps

Emile Heskey – ex Leicester and Liverpool; 62 England caps

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Emile Heskey

 

Chris Waddle – ex Newcastle and Tottenham; 62 England caps

chris waddle

Chris Waddle

 

Richard Dunne – ex Everton and Manchester City; 80 Republic of Ireland caps

 

Manager: Sir Geoff Hurst – ex West Ham and Stoke, 49 England caps

 

It will certainly be a fantastic day to remember! We have started planning the big day with our friends from Marathon Bet. Keep an eye on the website for further updates, we will be naming two more Legends very soon!