Bobby Moore Statue at Wembley Stadium

Bobby Moore Statue, Bronze, 2007

The Bobby Moore statue, a bronze sculpture by artist Philip Jackson, stands tall at 20 feet (approx 6 metres) on a stone plinth in front of Wembley Stadium, on its main concourse, commemorating the life of the legendary England captain who led the England team to their sole World Cup triumph in 1966. Unveiled in 2007, fourteen years after Moore's death at the age of 51, the statue overlooks visitors on Olympic Way, immortalizing the West Ham and England footballer's iconic status. Commissioned by the Football Association, this piece captures Moore's spirit as he guided England to a historic 4-2 victory over Germany in the 1966 FIFA World Cup Final at the old Wembley Stadium. Jackson's second sculpture featuring Moore, the artwork is a tribute to the captain of England's greatest footballing achievement.

Artist bio

Philip Jackson CVO DL is a renowned Scottish sculptor known for his distinctive modern style and emphasis on form. As the Royal Sculptor to the late Queen Elizabeth II, his works can be found in various cities throughout the United Kingdom, as well as in Argentina and Switzerland. Born in Scotland during World War II, Philip Jackson attended the Farnham School of Art (now the University for the Creative Arts). After completing his education, he worked as a press photographer for a year before joining a design company as a sculptor. Jackson is renowned for his large outdoor pieces, such as the Bobby Moore Statue at Wembley Stadium, Young Mozart in Chelsea and the Jersey Liberation sculpture. Jackson draws inspiration from artists such as Jacob Epstein, Auguste Rodin, Henry Moore, Oscar Nemon, and Kenneth Armitage. However, he considers his wife Jean and son Jamie, who work alongside him, to be the most powerful influences in his life.