The massive statue of Bobby Moore was unveiled outside Wembley Stadium in 2007 by Sir Bobby Charlton.
He played tribute to his former team mate this week saying, "Bobby Moore is England's icon, and rightly so... He was the captain and our leader."
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The Chairman of the Football Association, David Bernstein, has expressed regret that the governing body didn't do more to honour the former defender, who won 108 caps for his country.
He wrote in a Sunday Times column:
"I am aware the Football Association has been criticised over its treatment of Bobby once he retired from football."
"It saddens me that this is the case and while I am not privy to exactly what happened at the time, it is clear to me the organisation could have done more."
"During my time as Wembley Stadium chairman I was immensely proud that we were able to commission the outstanding statue of Bobby, which was unveiled before the official stadium opening in 2007," said Bernstein.
"If Bobby were alive today I am sure we would have asked him to be the chief ambassador for the Football Association in its 150th year. Equally, I have no doubt he would be extremely modest - if not embarrassed - about his achievements and the legacy he has provided for every English football fan."
The 20th anniversary of Bobby Moore's death will be marked when West Ham play Tottenham tonight. The Hammers' hero's grandchildren - Poppy, 21, Freddie, 16, and 13-year-old Ava will lead the teams out before the match and will place the ball on the spot for kick-off.
Fans will see an interview with the West Ham legend's daughter Roberta, a minute's applause is planned ahead of the match and for £4 fans can take away a 100-page matchday tribute programme.
50p from each sale will go to the Bobby Moore Fund for cancer research.
West Ham officials and fans have laid a wreath at Wembley stadium to mark the 20th anniversary of Sir Bobby Moore's death.
The England World Cup-winning captain and former West Ham player died aged 51, after a battle with liver and colon cancer.
The St George's flag will fly at half-mast at Wembley this afternoon in tribute.