Quiz: How much do you know about England’s 1966 World Cup winners?

PUBLISHED: 13:00 04 July 2018 | UPDATED: 13:09 04 July 2018

Campaigners celebrate in front of the Champions Statue. Pic: SJR Womack

Campaigners celebrate in front of the Champions Statue. Pic: SJR Womack


Packed pubs, singing in the streets and England flags flying from windows - sounds familiar?

The mood of the nation was buoyed in 1966 when England lifted the World Cup trophy for the first - and currently only - time.

And while Harry Kane and co were breaking the country’s penalty curse in Russia last night, much closer to home the announcement came that the Champions Statue - erected in honour of the 1966 win - would remain in Upton Park.

But just how much do you know about the four famous footballers whose legacy has been marked at the junction of Green Street and Barking Road?

Take our quiz and find out - and don’t forget to let us know how you get on.

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