The Poster: Geoff Hurst | The Only Player to Score a Hat-Trick in a World Cup Final

This Geoff Hurst Poster is the perfect gift for any football fan! Featuring an image of the legendary striker for West Ham, this poster is sure to score a goal with any fan of the beautiful game. Hurst is the only player to have scored a goal in the final of the World Cup, and his heroics have made him a legend of the sport. This poster is a must-have for any fan of football, and is sure to score a goal with anyone who sees it!

Poster of Geoff Hurst

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Poster of Geoff Hurst

Geoff Hurst is a football legend. He is best known for scoring a hat-trick in the 1966 World Cup final, which England won 4-2 against West Germany. This made him the first and only player to score a hat-trick in a World Cup final. In this blog post, we will take a closer look at Geoff Hurst's career and find out why he is considered one of the greatest footballers of all time!

Who is Geoff Hurst and what is his footballing background

Geoff Hurst was born in Ashton-under-Lyne, Lancashire, on December 18th 1941. He began his footballing career as a junior player for West Ham United, where he made his first team debut in 1960. He quickly established himself as a key player for the club, and went on to make 399 appearances for the Hammers, scoring 174 goals. He won the FA Cup and European Cup Winners Cup in 1964 and 1965 respectively with the Hammer. He moved to Stoke City in 1972, where he made over 100 appearances and scored 30 goals, before retiring from football in 1976 with Seattle Sounders.

In addition to his club career, Geoff Hurst also had a hugely successful international career. He made his England debut in 1966, and went on to make 49 appearances for his country, scoring 24 goals. He was a member of the England squad that won the 1966 World Cup, and famously scored a hat-trick in the final. He also represented England at the 1970 World Cup, where they reached the quarter-finals.

After retiring from playing football, Geoff Hurst went into management. He had a brief spell as player-manager of non-league side Telford United in 1977. He then became manager of Chelsea in 1979, but was sacked after just two seasons in charge. He also had spells in charge of Kuwait SC for a couple of seasons and has since worked as a television pundit and ambassador for West Ham United.

Geoff Hurst also had a successful career as a cricketer. He played county cricket for Essex from 1971 to 1986, and is one of only a handful of players to have represented England at both football and cricket.

How did Geoff Hurst perform in the 1966 World Cup final?

Geoff Hurst was a great all-around striker. He was known for his powerful shooting, deft touch, and ability to score acrobatic goals. He was also an excellent header of the ball, and good at dribbling and creating chances for other players. This made him a dangerous opponent for any defence, and he was revered by both teammates and opponents alike.

Geoff Hurst had a great game in the 1966 World Cup final, scoring a hat-trick to help England win the match. He started the match well, setting up England's first goal with a cross to Bobby Charlton. The game went into extra time with the score line 2-2. Hurst then scored two goals himself, the first with a powerful header and the second with a volley from outside the penalty area. His third goal, which sealed England's victory, was famously controversial. The ball bounced off the crossbar and hit the ground before Hurst ran onto it and smashed it into the net. The referee initially ruled that the goal should not stand, but after consulting with his linesman, he decided to give it. This gave England their fourth goal of the game and secured their victory.

Geoff Hurst's hat-trick in the 1966 World Cup final is considered one of the greatest achievements in football history. He is the only player to have scored a hat-trick in a World Cup final, and his three goals helped England win their first and only World Cup title. His achievement has been recognised with a number of individual awards, including being named BBC Sports Personality of the Year in 1966 and being inducted into the English Football Hall of Fame in 2002. Geoff Hurst is truly a football legend, and will go down as one of the greatest players of all time.

Poster of Geoff Hurst