Sir Bobby Charlton Passes Away Aged 86
At the age of 86, Sir Bobby Charlton has passed away.
Among the best players in English history, the iconic Manchester United midfielder made 758 appearances at the club while helping the Three Lions win the World Cup in 1966.
We convey the news that Sir Bobby passed away peacefully early on Saturday morning with tremendous grief, according to a statement from his family. He was surrounded by family members. His family wishes to convey their gratitude to everyone who assisted in his care and also to all of the numerous others who stood by him and showed him their affection.
The 1966 World Cup champion made 106 appearances for England and scored 49 goals, a record he held from 1970 until 2015.
We share the terrible news that Sir Bobby died away peacefully in the early hours of Saturday morning,” his family said in a statement.
In addition, Charlton was well known for his sportsmanship, discipline, and humility. In 758 games for United from 1956 to 1973 and 106 international matches for England from 1958 to 1970, he was never sent off.
After surviving the 1958 Munich disaster that killed the renowned “Busby Babes” team, Charlton joined George Best and Denis Law in the so-called Trinity that guided United to the 1968 European Cup. He won one FA Cup and three English League championships while at United.
Bill Foulkes, a former United defender and another survivor of the Munich plane tragedy, said of the player, “For a footballer, he offered an unparalleled combination of grace, power, and precision.“Everything came together to create greatness and something else, which I can only describe as beauty.