Bobby Charlton, a “legend” of English soccer and the prestigious soccer club Manchester United, passed away today (Nov. 21). He was 86 years old.
The club said he passed away peacefully in the early hours of the morning surrounded by his family. United paid tribute to Charlton, calling him “one of the greatest and most beloved players in the history of our club.”
“Sir Bobby was revered for his sportsmanship and integrity as much as his outstanding qualities as a footballer,” the club said, adding, “He will always be remembered as a giant of the game and his achievements will forever be etched in the history of Manchester United and English football.”
Charlton won the 1966 World Cup with England. He spent his entire career at United. He was known for his sportsmanship, having never been sent off in 758 games for United between 1956 and 1973 and 106 caps for England between 1958 and 1970.
A talented midfielder with a sharp shot, Charlton also held the record for most goals for United (249) and England (49) for more than 40 years before being overtaken by Wayne Rooney. After retiring from playing in 1973, he became manager of Old Trafford. In 1994, he was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II. 온라인카지노