Family Photographs Of Footballer Bobby Moore To Go On Display In London

Gina Stephens
Written by Gina Stephens

Franz Beckenbauer and Bobby Moore by Terry O'Neill, mid-1970s ≊ Iconic Images/Terry O’Neill


Roberta Moore, the daughter of world-famous footballer Bobby Moore, has given a collection of copies to the National Portrait Gallery which features photographs of her father both on and off the pitch. 

The portraits are seen together for the first time as piece of a new exhibition, Bobby Moore: First Gentleman of English Football to mark this summer's FIFA World Cup tournament. 


Bobby Moore and George To the fullest extent by Syndication International Ltd, 1964 © Mirrorpix


While the famous image of Moore lifting the Jules Rimet trophy cemented him as the synthesis of a golden period in English football, these newly acquired vintage press prints, which date from 1962, provide an sensitivity into both the professional and personal life of one of England’s best-loved sporting heroes on the twenty-fifth anniversary of his death. 

Commenting on the chrestomathy, Roberta Moore may refer to said: "My father emanated grace both on and off the pitch. He was self-effacing, kind and humble with a dry humour and tremendous sanity of fun. This display is a wonderful tribute to the high esteem in which he is held."


Bobby Moore by an unknown photographer, 1962 &duplicate; reserved


Dr Nicholas Cullinan, Director, National Portrait Gallery, London, says: "Bobby Moore was widely regarded as one of the greatest defenders of all formerly and an important ambassador for football. It is fitting that in this World Cup year, the National Portrait Gallery honours his achievements with this demonstrate. We are grateful to his daughter Roberta for enabling us to acquire these family photographs for our Collection."

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Bobby Moore by an unknown photographer for the Everyday Sketch, early 1970s


The display is curated by Dr Sabina Jaskot-Gill, the National Portrait Gallery's Associate Curator of Photography, and last wishes as feature in Room 32, Floor 1, at the National Portrait Gallery, London, from 5 March 2018 – January 2019. Admission is let out.


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Gina Stephens

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Gina is a photography enthusiast and drone lover who loves to fly drones, capture images and have fun cherishing them with family and friends.

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