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Fergie revealed as a frontrunner in most memorable footy moments poll

Published on: 11th December 2013

According to a survey by SoccerSuckers about the most memorable football moments of all time, Alex Ferguson is ranking high after his final pitch speech made in May.Sir-Alex-Ferguson300

The 1966 World Cup is at number one, with four in ten Brits regarding England winning as the most memorable football moment ever.

The nation’s top 10 football moments by SoccerSuckers poll:

  1. England winning the 1966 World Cup
  2. Maradona’s ‘Hand of God’ goal during the 1986 World Cup
  3. Gascoigne crying during the 1990 World Cup semi-final
  4. John Terry’s missed penalty in the 2008 UEFA Champions League final
  5. Liverpool winning the 2005 Champions League
  6. Michael Owen’s goal versus Argentina in the 1998 World Cup
  7. Alex Ferguson’s final pitch speech in May 2013
  8. Paul Gascoigne’s ‘Dentist’s chair’ celebration in the 1996 Euros
  9. The 1999 Champions Leagues final
  10. Gareth Southgate’s missed penalty in the 1996 World Cup

Katherine Pierce, marketing manager at Jumbo Games, commented: “It is great to see that the nation, both young and old, still holds such a fondness for the classic, iconic football moments. Irrespective of the advent of technology, there is nothing quite like football for getting people talking and socialising, helping to bring people and communities together. As we wait in hot anticipation for the 2014 World Cup, we look forward to adding even more SoccerSuckers editions to add to imminent football fever and we are sure there will be even more great football moments to come.”

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