Former England and Manchester United legend Sir Bobby Charlton has handed away aged 86. He was one of many members of the England workforce which received its first and solely FIFA World Cup, in 1966.
A graduate of Manchester United’s youth Academy, Sir Bobby performed 758 video games and scored 249 targets throughout 17 years as a Manchester United participant, profitable the European Cup, three league titles and the FA Cup. For England, he received 106 caps and scored 49 targets, and received the 1966 World Cup.
Following his retirement, he went on to serve the membership with distinction as a director for 39 years. His unparalleled document of accomplishment, character and repair shall be without end etched within the historical past of Manchester United and English soccer; and his legacy will dwell on by the life-changing work of the Sir Bobby Charlton Foundation.
“Sir Bobby was a hero to millions, not just in Manchester, or the United Kingdom, but wherever football is played around the world,” United mentioned.
“Manchester United is in mourning following the passing of Sir Bobby Charlton, one of the greatest and most beloved players in the history of our club. He was admired as much for his sportsmanship and integrity as he was for his outstanding qualities as a footballer; Sir Bobby will always be remembered as a giant of the game,” the membership added.