1966 FIFA World Cup England™

1966 FIFA World Cup England™

11 July - 30 July

1966 FIFA World Cup™

Video Vault: England's hat-trick hero makes history

30 July 1966: a date that will forever be remembered in the annals of English football, when the Three Lions won the FIFA World Cup™ for the first, and to date, only time. But history was not solely made in that Final by England clinching a maiden world title with a 4-2 victory after extra time against West Germany.

Adding to his 18th-minute equaliser by scoring twice in extra time, Sir Geoff Hurst became the first player to score a hat-trick in a World Cup Final. The former England No10 reflects on that iconic Final at Wembley and the treble that helped secure an historic victory for Sir Alf Ramsey’s men.

The above footage is part of FIFA’s archive of videos highlighting significant stories in FIFA World Cup history

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