Bobby Moore was so good that he could cope with today’s best players in the shape of Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo, according to Frank Lampard. The England idol lifted the World Cup for the Three Lions in 1966 – the only time the ‘home of football’ has claimed the biggest prize – and is widely hailed as one of the best ever centre-backs to play the game.
And now fans of newer generations will get to experience the commanding defender’s skills, with his inclusion in the upcoming FIFA 15 Ultimate Team Legends pack.
It’s hard to compare a player from yesteryear to those plying their trades now, but the 108-time England star has been created in the game, and it’s fair to say his stats are pretty impressive…
Moore ranks among the very best players on the planet, with the passing attributes of the likes of Lampard and Luka Modric, matched with the rugged defensive abilities of John Terry and Thiago Silva. Wow.
And such numbers don’t shock ‘Lamps’, who believes that Moore could cope with the likes of Messi and Ronaldo, who are celebrated as two of football’s greatest ever attacking talents:
“If you were to put Bobby in any era, in the era he played or moving up to the era now with Messi and Ronaldo, with his quality across the board, he would be able to deal with all of them.”
Moore’s introduction in the game is in partnership with The Bobby Moore Fund. Bobby’s widow Stephanie said: “It’s amazing to see Bobby lace-up his boots and step out on to the pitch in a football video game. I’m so proud that a new generation of fans who never saw Bobby play will now be able to see what a wonderful player he was.”
Play as Bobby Moore in EA SPORTS FIFA 15 Ultimate Team Legends, and experience the ball control of Frank Lampard Junior, the reactions of Manuel Neuer and the marking of Giorgio Chiellini in one legendary centre back. Bobby Moore is available from 6pm today, exclusively on Xbox. Frank Lampard Senior and Frank Lampard Junior were speaking on behalf of the Bobby Moore Fund, donate now athttp://bobbymoorefund.cancerresearchuk.org/