English soccer legend Bobby Charlton, who passed away today.
English soccer legend Sir Bobby Charlton passed away today. He was 86 years old.
“He breathed his last peacefully in the presence of his family,” the BBC and other local media reported.
Charlton scored a total of three goals in England’s 1966 World Cup triumph. It remains England’s
only World Cup victory at the end of soccer. Between 1958 and 1970, he made 106 appearances for
England, scoring a total of 49 goals. At the time of his retirement from the national team, he was
England’s top scorer for 47 years until his record was broken by Wayne Rooney (53 goals) in 2017
.His goals now rank third all-time in England history, behind Harry Kane (61) and Rooney.
A Manchester United
(Manchester United) legend, he scored 249 goals in 758 appearances over 17 years (1956-1973) at
the club. During this time, the club enjoyed a golden era, winning two Football League titles (1965,
1967) and one Football Association (FA) Cup (1963), the equivalent of England’s top division at the
time. He also played and managed (1974-1975) for current English Championship League (EFL-2nd Division) side Preston North End.
He was awarded the Ballon d’Or, the world’s most prestigious award for soccer players, in 1966, the
same year England lifted the World Cup trophy. The British royal family knighted him in 1994 in
recognition of his contribution to British sport through soccer.
The English Football Association tweeted on Feb. 22: “Our hearts are heavy at the news of the
passing of a hero. Lord Charlton was a true legend and we will never forget him,” the organization
said in a tribute. Man United also posted a statement on its website the same day, saying: “Man
United is saddened to announce the passing of one of the greatest legends in the club’s history and
a much loved friend of the club, Sir Charlton. He was recognized not only for his footballing
prowess but also for his sportsmanship. He will be remembered forever.” 카지노사이트존