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Charlton, Bobby

(Sir Robert Charlton), 1937–, one of the most celebrated of all English soccer players. Famous for his graceful athleticism, powerfully accurate kick, and sportsmanlike behavior, Charlton was (1954–73) a forward for Manchester United, making his pro debut in 1956. He survived the 1958 Munich plane crash that killed eight of his teammates and went on to lead and inspire Manchester, which during his tenure won three league championships (1957, 1963, 1967), the Football Association Cup (1963), and the European Cup (1968). Charlton also played (1957–73) on England's national team, appearing a record-breaking 106 times and sparking the team's 1966 the World Cup victory. He managed (1973–75) Preston North End and became a director of Manchester United in 1984. He was knighted in 1994.

Bibliography

See his My Soccer Life (1965) and The Game of Soccer (1967).

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Becks, 32, who is now playing in the US for LA Galaxy, will join an illustrious list of England centurions which includes Sir Bobby Charlton, Bobby Moore, Peter Shilton and Billy Wright if he features at Wembley.
Becks, 32, will join an illustrious list of England centurions which includes Sir Bobby Charlton, Bobby Moore, Peter Shilton and Billy Wright if he features at Wembley.
In the frame will be the likes of Bobby Charlton, Bobby Moore, Stan Matthews and Tom Finney as well as more recent heroes Bryan Robson, Paul Gascoigne and David Beckham.
It's well-known that great performers don't necessarily make great bosses and some of the best - Ruud Gullit, Kevin Keegan, Bobby Charlton, Bobby Moore, Gianluca Vialli, Billy Bremner, Ossie Ardiles and John Barnes to name but a few - have tried and failed.
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QI have a 1966 World Cup winners' shirt signed by Jack Charlton, Bobby Charlton, Nobby Stiles, George Cohen, Alan Ball, Geoff Hurst, Martin Peters, Ray Wilson and Gordon Banks, with a photograph of the signing and a Certificate of Authenticity.
On the way to the final they sunk an England side containing world class stars like Charlton, Bobby Moore and Gordon Banks.