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Geoff Hurst
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Born in Ashton-under-Lyne, Lancashire
Born on 8th of December 1941

Born 1941 - English footballer.




Became famous as the only player ever to score three goals in a World Cup final, at Wembley in 1966 against West Germany. Scored 24 goals for England in 49 appearances. Most of his career spent with West Ham. Managed Chelsea after retirement. Knighted in 1998. TV Pundit

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