England and Man Utd great Charlton dies aged 86

England and Man Utd great Charlton dies aged 86

Bobby Charlton, a legendary player for Manchester United and a member of England’s World Cup-winning team in 1966, passed away at the age of 86, according to a statement from the Premier League club. Charlton played 758 games for United, scoring 249 goals. The club expressed their grief and described Charlton as one of the greatest and most beloved players in their history. They also acknowledged his global impact, stating that he was a hero to millions of football fans around the world.

During his 17-year tenure at Old Trafford, Charlton was part of the “Busby Babes” team that suffered a tragic loss in the 1958 Munich air crash. Despite this tragedy, he went on to achieve great success, winning the European Cup, three English league titles, and the FA Cup. Known for his powerful shot, Charlton earned 106 caps for England and scored 49 goals.

Charlton’s family announced that he passed away peacefully in the early hours of Saturday morning. With his death, Geoff Hurst, the hat-trick hero from the 1966 World Cup final, is now the only surviving member of that historic England team. Hurst paid tribute to Charlton, describing him as one of the true greats and expressing his condolences to Charlton’s family and friends.

In conclusion, the football world mourns the loss of Bobby Charlton, a true legend of the sport. His impact on Manchester United, England, and the global football community will never be forgotten.

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