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Bobby Charlton
(English Athlete)

Nationality:
English

Quote count:
14

Times favorited:
1

Sir Robert "Bobby" Charlton, CBE is a former English professional football player who won the World Cup and was named the European Footballer of the Year in 1966. He played almost all of his club football at Manchester United, where he became renowned for his attacking instincts from midfield and his ferocious long-range shot.

He began to play for United's first team in 1956, and over the next two seasons gained a regular place in the team, during which time he survived the Munich air disaster of 1958. After helping United to win the Football League in 1965, he won a World Cup medal with England in 1966 and another Football League title with United the following year. In 1968, he captained the Manchester United team that won the European Cup, scoring two goals in the final to help his team be the first English side to win the competition. He has scored more goals for England and United than any other player. Until recently, he had made more appearances for Manchester United than any other player , a record superseded by Ryan Giggs at the Champions League Final in Moscow on 22nd May, 2008, and who is still an active player. He is considered by many to be one of the greatest English players of all time.



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