The history of football is filled with small stories, some of them close to the incredible. Today marks the 47 years of theft who put in check the world of 1966 and he had a dog named Pickles as hero. A normal dog of one ordinary citizen. If Hurst gave England the World Cup with his goals, Pickles made possible that Bobby Moore lifted the Jules Rimet to heaven in London at the old Wembley.
It was March of the 66, four months to start the World Cup, and the World Cup was on tour in England so that everyone could see it. The 20 of March was at Westminster Central Hall and the unimaginable occurred: an oversight of the guards and the theft of the Cup, taking advantage of the thief or thieves the back door. Alarms jumped and Scotland Yard put hands to work.
Police received a call from the thief, it located in an Exchange: Cup in exchange for 15.000 pounds. The operation ended in failure. The police arrested the person who would receive the money before time, It said to be only an intermediary and not knowing anything about the Jules Rimet. The situation, less than four months after the start of the World Cup, was dramatic.
And suddenly, appeared Pickles. Seven days after the Cup was stolen, a man named David Corbett came out walking with your dog, suddenly moved away a few metres and began to dig in the soil in a garden. Corbett was where was the dog and saw something wrapped in a newspaper. When evolved it, He found the Cup that had to dream to football legends like Piola, Schiaffino, Varela, Rhan, Pelé or Garrincha. There was the World Cup, in your hands. Corbett was in contact with the police, Initially it took him as a prime suspect. The story was unlikely, but following an interrogation they came to the conclusion that it was real. A dog called Pickles, a ‘ collie’ black and white, He had saved the honor of the world of England.
Corbett received a reward of 6.000 euros and free food for Pickles for a year by a British company. In addition, they were invited to the dinner that Queen Isabel II offered after the triumph of England against Germany in the final (4-2, with controversy, but that's another story). Pickles died one year later, drowned with his own belt while he was chasing a cat. Hero of the world of 1966, could not attend the inauguration of the world's 1970, He had been invited.