1964 FA Cup Final

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1964 FA Cup Final
Old Wembley Stadium (external view).jpg
Event1963–64 FA Cup
Date2 May 1964[1]
VenueWembley Stadium, London
RefereeArthur Holland (Barnsley)

The 1964 FA Cup Final was the 83rd final of the FA Cup. It took place on 2 May 1964 at Wembley Stadium and was contested between West Ham United and Preston North End.

West Ham, captained by Bobby Moore and managed by Ron Greenwood, won the match 3–2 to win the FA Cup for the first time. Second Division Preston led twice through Doug Holden and Alex Dawson respectively, with John Sissons and Geoff Hurst equalising for West Ham. Ronnie Boyce then scored the winner for the London club in the 90th minute.

Preston's Howard Kendall became the youngest player to play in a Wembley FA Cup Final, aged 17 years and 345 days.[2] He retained this record until 1980, when Paul Allen played in that year's final for West Ham at the age of 17 years and 256 days.[3]

Ronnie Boyce, scorer of West Ham's winning goal, in 2015.


Road to Wembley

Preston North End

Round 3: Nottingham Forest 0–0 Preston North End

Replay: Preston North End 1–0 Nottingham Forest

Round 4: Bolton Wanderers 2–2 Preston North End

Replay: Preston North End 2–1 Bolton Wanderers

Round 5: Preston North End 1–0 Carlisle United

Round 6: Oxford United 1–2 Preston North End

Semi-final: Preston North End 2–1 Swansea Town

(at Villa Park)[4]

West Ham United

Round 3: West Ham United 3–0 Charlton Athletic[5]

Round 4: Leyton Orient 1–1 West Ham United[6]

Round 4 Replay: West Ham United 3–0 Leyton Orient[7]

Round 5: Swindon 1–3 West Ham United[8]

Round 6: West Ham United 3–1 Burnley[9]

Semi-final: West Ham United 3–1 Manchester United

(at Hillsborough)[10]

Match details

Preston North End2–3West Ham United
Holden Goal 10'
Dawson Goal 40'
Sissons Goal 11'
Hurst Goal 52'
Boyce Goal 90'
Attendance: 100,000
Preston North End
West Ham United
GK 1 Republic of Ireland Alan Kelly
RB 2 Scotland George Ross
LB 3 Scotland Jim Smith
RH 4 England Nobby Lawton (c)
CH 5 England Tony Singleton
LH 6 England Howard Kendall
OR 7 England Dave Wilson
IR 8 England Alec Ashworth
CF 9 Scotland Alex Dawson
IL 10 England Alan Spavin
OL 11 England Doug Holden
Scotland Jimmy Milne
GK 1 England Jim Standen
RB 2 England John Bond
LB 3 England Jack Burkett
RH 4 England Eddie Bovington
CH 5 England Ken Brown
LH 6 England Bobby Moore (c)
OR 7 England Peter Brabrook
IR 8 England Ronnie Boyce
CF 9 England Johnny Byrne
IL 10 England Geoff Hurst
OL 11 England John Sissons
England Ron Greenwood


  1. ^ "English FA Cup 1963–1964 : Final". Statto. Archived from the original on 2 March 2012. Retrieved 9 August 2011.
  2. ^ Robert Galvin (2008). The Football Hall of Fame: The Ultimate Guide to the Greatest Footballing Legends of All Time. Anova Books. pp. 188–. ISBN 978-1-906032-46-3.
  3. ^ Viner, Brian (29 May 2009). "Howard Kendall: 'This Everton side takes me back to the Eighties'". The Independent. Retrieved 21 June 2018.
  4. ^ "Swansea Town v Preston North End: FA Cup Semi-final (1964)". Archived from the original on 12 January 2015. Retrieved 27 December 2014.
  5. ^ "Game played 4 January 1964". Retrieved 21 December 2014.
  6. ^ "Game played 25 January 1964". Retrieved 21 December 2014.
  7. ^ "Game played 29 January 1964". Retrieved 21 December 2014.
  8. ^ "Game played on 15 Feb 1964". Retrieved 21 December 2014.
  9. ^ "Game played on 29 Feb 1964". Retrieved 21 December 2014.
  10. ^ West Ham v Man Utd. British Pathe. Archived from the original on 12 January 2015. Retrieved 27 December 2014.

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