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Sir Bobby Charlton RIP
« on: October 22, 2023, 10:02:26 am »

Sir Bobby Charlton: BBC Sport looks back at the life of the Manchester United and England legend
The world of football has united in tribute to Manchester United and England legend Sir Bobby Charlton, who died on Saturday.

Charlton, who "passed peacefully in the early hours of the morning" after being diagnosed with dementia in 2020, lifted three league titles, an FA Cup and a European Cup in a distinguished 17-year career at Old Trafford.

He also scored 49 goals in 106 appearances for the Three Lions, famously helping them win the World Cup in 1966.

"For me, [he is] England's greatest ever player," former England striker Gary Lineker told BBC Radio 5 Live.

"You can only judge players that you have seen in your lifetime and I was lucky enough to see him play when I was a young boy. He was one of my heroes, one of many people's heroes.

"I was always nervous and in awe of him, but he was so gentle as a man he always put you at ease. He was always so kind.

"He was unique. Wherever you go in the world, even if they didn't speak the language, they knew two words - Bobby Charlton."