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David Beckham v Bobby Moore

by | 12th, February 2009

LAST night in Seville, David Beckham equalled Bobby Moore’s record of 108 England caps (not including keepers).

It’s a fine achievement by Becks, and one that inevitably promps the comparisons between Goldenballs and the late, great Moore.

Comparing players from different eras is pointless, but also fun.

In terms of playing ability all that matters really the majority of England fans will always pick Moore over Beckham. Some say Becks isn’t fit to lace Moore’s boots, a harsh assessment of Dave’s talents.

The bald facts are these:

ABILITY Moore was a world-class central defender who played in an era when there was less emphasis on pace and power than today. He lacked pace but his reading of the game was immaculate. Beckham has played at the highest level for more than a decade, but unlike Moore, at his peak he was not truly world-class; instead, one aspect of his game dead-ball delivery is world-class. Moore wins this contest.

SILVERWARE Moore lifted a World Cup Beckham will never do that. Indeed, Beckham

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