Wearing the No6 shirt, Bobby Moore (pic) made his West Ham United debut on Monday 08 September 1958 against Manchester United. Between 1958 and 1974 Bobby Moore played 643 games, scoring 27 goals for West Ham, in the Football League, FA Cup, Football League Cup, European Cup Winners Cup and Charity Shield.
Bryan Robson scored two goals in England’s opening 1982 World Cup Finals game against France on 16 June 1982, Bilbao’s San Mames Stadium, as England won 3-1. His opening goal was scored in the very first minute. In all Robson appeared in three World Cups and represented England 90 times, scoring 26 goals.
Gateshead born Paul Gascoigne (pic) signed schoolboy forms with Newcastle United in 1980, apprentice forms in 1983 and his first professional contract in May 1985 - the month after he made his debut, under Jack Charlton, as a substitute against QPR at the end of the 1984/85 season.
Johan Cruyff joined Barcelona from Ajax, for a then, world record transfer fee in 1973. In Cruyff’s first season, the genius Dutchman led Barcelona to a legendary La Liga Championship, Barcelona’s first La Liga title for 14 years and Cruyff was crowned 1974 European Footballer of the Year.
Glenn Hoddle joined Tottenham Hotspur as an apprentice in April 1974, and made his first-team debut as a 17-year-old substitute against Norwich City in August 1975. Between 1975 and 1987, Hoddle scored 110 goals in 490 first-team matches in all competitions for Spurs, and was the fulcrum of the Spurs team of the early 1980s that won two FA Cups and the UEFA Cup.
After winning the Golden Boot at the 1986 World Cup in Mexico, Gary Lineker joined Barcelona from Everton in a £2.75M transfer. Lineker spent three seasons at Barcelona and scored 21 goals during his first season in 41 games, including a hat-trick against Real Madrid at Camp Nou in October 1986.
Trevor Brooking signed for West Ham United, as an apprentice on 24 July 1965, and made his debut on 29 August 1967 in a 3-3 away draw at Burnley. In a legendary career spanning 17 years,
Adams signed for Arsenal as a schoolboy in 1980 and made his debut on November 5th 1983 against Sunderland in front of 26,064 fans at Highbury.
Ray Wilkins joined Chelsea as an apprentice and made his debut, at the age of 17, on Friday 26 October 1973, as a substitute in a 3-0 home league win against Norwich City. Appointed Chelsea’s youngest ever captain, at 18 years old