Bobby Charlton

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Charlton, Bobby

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.


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

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a team that means as much to us as Gordon Banks, George Cohen, Ray Wilson, Nobby Stiles, Jack Charlton, Bobby Moore, Alan Ball, Bobby Charlton, Martin Peters, Geoff Hurst and Roger Hunt mean to the English.
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.
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And don't even begin to consider yourself fit for the company of Billy Wright, Bobby Charlton, Bobby Moore and Peter Shilton, the others to have won over 100 caps.
Capello has said he believes 32-year-old Beckham can play for his country right through to the World Cup finals in 2010 and he praised him for a performance which saw him join an exclusive club which also includes Billy Wright, Bobby Charlton, Bobby Moore and Peter Shilton.
Ultimately, England's travelling army were left with just their memory of Beckham - and the night he joined Billy Wright, Sir Bobby Charlton, Bobby Moore and 125-cap record-holder Peter Shilton as a member of the 100 club.