by Kyle Williams | Oct 23, 2023 | General | 0 comments

(The Greatest English player in history; Sir Bobby Charlton)
It is with a heavy heart that I write this article about what Sir Bobby Charlton did for English football and Manchester United. Sir Bobby Charlton began his career as a youth player at Manchester United and became a legend of the club through his 17 years there, undoubtedly England has lost a gentle soul.

The man who survived the Munich air disaster in 1958, who then went on to win the European Cup with the new squad inclusive of George Best is one of his greatest achievements in a long list of accolades.

(Sir Bobby Charlton being honored at Old Trafford)
In 1966 he did what no other Englishman had ever done, and it was to lead their country to the World Cup title. Sir Bobby was an integral part of the squad being the captain with his late brother Jack there to share the spotlight. Charlton was regarded as the best in the world during his playing days, with Pele once saying “He could shoot from Manchester and score in Rio de Janeiro”.He was also regarded by many as a gentleman, a hero, and a giant to many.
(Sir Bobby lifting the highest honor in football history)
The club where he made his name released a statement following his passing. The statement said “A graduate of our Youth Academy, Sir Bobby played 758 games and scored 249 goals during 17 years as a Manchester United player, winning the European Cup, three league titles and the FA Cup. For England, he won 106 caps and scored 49 goals for England, and won the 1966 World Cup.”
“Following his retirement, he went on to serve the club with distinction as a director for 39 years. His unparalleled record of achievement, character, and service will be forever etched in the history of Manchester United and English football; and his legacy will live on through the life-changing work of the Sir Bobby Charlton Foundation. The club’s heartfelt sympathies are with his wife Lady Norma, his daughters and grandchildren, and all who loved him.”

Sir Bobby Charlton had:
• 4 Top-Flight titles
• 2 Charity Shields
• 1 FA Cup
• 1 European Cup
• 1 World Cup
• Ballon d’Or.
• 758 appearances (for Manchester United)
• 249 goals (for Manchester United)
• 106 appearances (for England)
• 49 goals (for England)

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