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Sir Geoff Hurst

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World Cup Winning Hattrick Hero & After Dinner Speaker

Sir Geoff Hurst is best known for scoring a hat-trick for England in the World Cup Final in 1966 and is popular after dinner and motivational speaker.

Sir Geoff Hurst won 49 caps and scored 24 goals for England but is best remembered, of course, for scoring a hat trick in the 1966 World Cup Final triumph against Germany.

Sir Geoff joined West Ham as an apprentice in 1957. He signed full professional forms in 1959 and made his league debut at the City Ground in 1960. He went on to make 411 league appearances, scoring 180 goals, plus 88 Cup appearances, scoring 68 goals and became the First Division’s leading goal scorer for six consecutive years.

Sir Geoff was voted Player of the Year three times in 1965/66, 66/67 and 68/69. During his time with West Ham, other honours included FA Cup Winners in 1964 and the European Cup Winners Cup in 1965.

Sir Geoff transferred to Stoke City from West Ham in 1972 before moving to West Bromwich Albion in 1975. He became Player Manager for Telford United in 1976, moved to Chelsea as Manager in 1979 and, in 1982, became Coach for the Kuwait Sporting Club.

After leaving full-time football, Sir Geoff enjoyed a second career as a successful businessman in the extended warranty insurance business. He was knighted in 1999 in recognition of his services to football.

In recent years he has been an Ambassador for Wembley Stadium, Director of Football for McDonald’s and worked with Marks & Spencer on some advertising campaigns.

SPEAKING TOPICS

Sir Geoff Hurst has been delivering speeches on the after-dinner circuit for over 20 years, and his speech covers his career and filled with anecdotes of his time as a player and manager.

Sir Geoff has also delivered many motivational speeches and compares what he learned on the pitch and what he learned from business and how the two have intertwined.

 

Topics

Leadership
Teamwork

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