Video | Died at 86, sir. Bobby Charlton, English football legend

Bobby Charltonthe legend of Manchester United and a key figure in the victory England at the 1966 World Cup. He died at the age of 86, his family said today.

“It is with great sadness that we share the news that Sir Bobby passed away peacefully in the early hours of Saturday morning.“, says the note sent to the media.

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Charlton, Diagnosed with dementia in 2020died “surrounded by his family,” detailed his relatives, who expressed “gratitude to all those who contributed to his care and the many people who loved and supported him.”

He Manchester Unitedthe team he played for 17 seasons declared itself ‘Mourning’ over the death of ‘one of the greatest and most beloved players in history’ club.”

“Sir Bobby was a hero to millions of people, not just in Manchester or the UK, but everywhere football is played in the world,” the English club added.

He was admired both for his sportsmanship and integrity and for his outstanding ability as a footballer.; “Sir Bobby will always be remembered as a giant of the game,” he added.

Charlton by name Knight of the British Empire in 1994. for the queen Isabel IIplayed 106 times for England and scored 49 goals for the national team.

With United he also won three league titles and a European Cup. In 1966 he received a prize for Golden Ballawarded to the best European player and considered by FIFA itself to be the best Englishman in his sport.

During my Saturday shift Premier League He paid tribute to what he described as “one of the greatest” players in the history of his game.

Our thoughts and condolences go out to Sir Bobby’s family and friends and to everyone at Manchester United.“, the English league said in a statement.

Charlton won the league three times while wearing the Red Devils (1957, 1965 and 1967), as well as the 1963 FA Cup and 1963 FA Cup. European Cupin 1968.

He Arsenal, United’s arch-rivals, was among the first to join public condolences following his death. “We are deeply saddened” the London team said, saying its thoughts go out to family, friends and “everyone associated with Manchester United.”

Path to Greatness

Born October 11, 1937 At Ashington, Charlton joined United as a schoolboy in 1953 and was one of the stars of the team that won the title three times in a row. FA Youth Cup between 1954 and 1956.

He made his debut in the first team 1956, days before his 19th birthday, and scored two goals in a 4–2 win over Charlton Athletic. By the end of the season he became starter in the team that brought the league trophy to Old Trafford for the fifth time.

But it was the match the following season that marked Charlton’s life. In February 1958, Charlton scored twice in a European Cup quarter-final against Red Star Belgrade (3–3).

Home, United plane crashes into snowy Munich airport, killing 23including eight of his teammates.

Charlton survived with minor injuries.But the tragedy that devastated the team forced him to grow up quickly, and he soon became a central figure in the team, rebuilt by coach Matt Busby.

“Having survived the trauma of the Munich plane crash at just 20 years old, He played as if every game was dedicated to his fallen teammates.recovering from injuries and reaching the top with both his club and his national team,” United’s website says.

Ten years later, United became first English team to win the European Cupwith Charlton’s two goals in a 4-1 win over Benfica after extra time in the final Wembley.

Englishman Charlton, Scot Denis Law and Irishman George Best formed a devastating United front line that was and continues to be one of the most powerful ever assembled.

Charlton remained at United until 1973 before signing for United. Preston North End, where he spent two years as a player-coach. He spent time with Waterford in the Irish League and in Australia before resigning to become Wigan Athletic manager and caretaker manager for the 1982–83 season.

Before that, he wrote his name in the history books. helped England win the World Cup on home soil in 1966..

A fan places a scarf on Bobby Charlton’s height outside Old Trafford (Photo: Reuters)

Charlton, who played alongside his brother Jack, a centre-back, started all six of England’s matches and scored three goals, the most important in the semi-final when His brace earned England a 2-1 victory over Eusebio’s Portugal..

The victory capped an outstanding season in which he was named Player of the Year by football journalists as well as European Footballer of the Year.

That day was imprinted on my heart and conscience with such force that I knew while it was happening that it would never fade away.“He wrote about the 4-2 victory over West Germany in the final.

Charlton was capped 106 times for England, a huge figure at a time when international caps were less frequent, and his record of 49 goals stood for 45 years before he broke it. Wayne Rooneyone of his successors at Manchester United.

Charlton was appointed United manager in 1984 and remained a fixture at Old Trafford for decades, where In 2016, a stand was named in his honor.. In 1994 he was appointed gentleman for his contribution to football.

(according to information from Reuters And EFE)

Source: Aristegui Noticias