The number 66 will always be associated with English football's finest hour, reflecting the year the country won the FIFA World Cup™ on home soil with a 4-2 extra-time victory over West Germany.

Goals from Geoff Hurst and Martin Peters looked to have set England on the way to victory in normal time but Wolfgang Weber grabbed a late equaliser. Hurst put the hosts back ahead with a goal that has gone down in football folklore after linesman Tofik Bakhramov ruled the ball had crossed the line after bouncing down off the crossbar.

The striker then completed his hat-trick as Kenneth Wolstenholme uttered one of the most famous pieces of football commentary: "Some people are on the pitch. They think it's all over... It is now." The 1966 finals were also the first time the competition had a mascot - World Cup Willie.