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England World Cup 50th Anniversary: Here Are The Sporting Moments That Make Us Proud To be English

From record-breaker to underdogs, we've got plenty to be proud of.

30/07/2016 08:26

Saturday marks half a century since England’s proudest football moment: winning the 1966 World Cup.

Skipper Bobby Moore lifted the Jules Rimet trophy at Wembley after a hard-fought campaign culminated in a win against West Germany in the final on 30 July.

The Football Association will be holding a celebration on Saturday at the SSE Arena at Wembley to celebrate this milestone where the win will be recounted minute-by-minute through current reflections and historic footage.

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Bobby Moore has a close look at the Jules Rimet trophy after England won the 1966 World Cup

The FA will also be making 66 awards of £1,966 each to community projects at football grassroots level, to ensure the legacy of the win lives on.

While some might be disappointed that England hasn’t managed to replicate the historic win, the country does have a wide range of other wonderful sporting moments under its belt.

Whether it’s records being smashed, medals being won or underdogs taking to the world stage, we’ve gathered together 16 great sporting moments for you to rank.

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