It is a sad day for the world of football and Manchester United fans all over the world as the club’s legend Bobby Charlton has died at the age of 86, MySportDab reports.
Bobby Charlton was a true icon of the game with an epic career and football legacy that will remain evergreen on the heart of Man United fans and football lovers around the world.
Charlton was born in Ashington, Northumberland, England, in 1937 and he started his football career playing for Manchester United in 1956.
He racked up over 750 appearances for the club, scoring over 240 goals and was a key member of the United team that won the European Cup in 1968.
Charlton was also a key member of the England team that won the World Cup in 1966 bringing the coveted world football trophy to the shores of England.
He won 106 caps with England, and scored 49 goals in what was seen as a prolific international career that time.
He was England’s all-time leading scorer, and he is widely regarded as one of the greatest English footballers of all time.
After a legendary career in English football, Bobby Charlton hanged off the boots in 1976 and took up a managerial role with Preston North End and the Republic of Ireland.
He was also a director of Manchester United from 1986 to 2000. He was knighted in 1974, and he was inducted into the English Football Hall of Fame in 2004.
In 2008, Bobby Charlton was awarded the FIFA Order of Merit due to his great legacy in the game of football.
Charlton will be remembered as one of the greatest footballers of all time. He was a true legend of the game, and his legacy will live on for many years to come.