1966 World Cup Final, Gerry Cranham
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1966 World Cup Final, Gerry Cranham

Gerry Cranham


He has photographed historic events from Winston Churchill’s funeral to Muhammad Ali’s first African tour, but covering the 1966 World Cup final remains a career highlight for the sports photographer Gerry Cranham, now in his 90th year. In this shot, taken just after Martin Peters (No 16) scored England’s second goal, the midfielder appears weightless with euphoria. It’s a feeling that filters to the top of the frame, where fans hover at the edge of the stadium, hoping to catch a glimpse of the action. A celebratory pitch invasion would soon be under way when Geoff Hurst scored the final goal of England’s winning match, causing the BBC commentator Kenneth Wolstenholme to proclaim: “Some people are on the pitch. They think it’s all over … It is now!”


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