Book Geoff Hurst
Sir Geoff Hurst is best known for scoring a hat-trick the 1966 football World Cup final against West Germany. His achievement was made all the more remarkable by the fact that he was only five months and eight games into his international career, and was not considered his country’s premiere centre forward.
Geoff started his football career at West Ham United where he spent 13 years scoring 180 goals in the First Division. He joined Stoke City in 1972, where he spent three years before finishing his Football League career with West Bromwich Albion. Hurst went to play football in Ireland, USA and Kuwait before returning to England to play for Telford United.
Once Geoff retired from playing, he moved into management and coaching. He became manager of Telford and then Chelsea. Geoff’s contribution to the English game was recognised in 2004, when he was inducted in the English Football Hall of Fame, and was also knighted.
After his sporting career, Geoff became a successful businessman, working in the insurance industry. He is now in demand as a pundit and a motivational speaker.
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