Beckenbauer tribute to West Ham legend Moore

German legend Franz Beckenbauer has paid tribute to West Ham United and England icon Bobby Moore.

German legend Franz Beckenbauer has paid tribute to West Ham United and England icon Bobby Moore.

Twenty years after Moore's passing, Beckenbauer still holds his old adversary in the highest possible esteem.

"If you play football as long as I did, even internationally, you get to know a lot of footballers. But only a few become true friends and even remain so after your career has ended. Bobby was such a friend. As a footballer he was great and as a person loveable," he told whufc.com.

"Bobby was one of the best players in the history of football. He was the captain of the team which won the major title for England in 1966 at the World Cup in their own country.

"He was an exceptionally gifted player and a true leader on the field, because he was a personality with charisma and he was able to motivate his teammates.

"His particular strength was his intuition. Thus he had an incredible positional play."

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