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.
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
Wayne Bridge – ex Southampton, Chelsea and Manchester City – 36 England caps
Emile Heskey – ex Leicester and Liverpool; 62 England caps
Chris Waddle – ex Newcastle and Tottenham; 62 England caps
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!