Bobby Charlton is a former professional footballer from England. He played the majority of his career for Manchester United, appearing in 606 games for the club. In 1966, he won the Ballon d’Or. In 1967 and 1968, he came in 2nd place in the voting for the award.
Player Profile, Personal Life, and Youth Career
Sir Robert Charlton was born on October 11, 1937, in Ashington, Northumberland in England. His parents were Robert and Elizabeth Ellen. Charlton is related to several other professional football players including Jack Milburn, George Milburn, Stan Milburn, and Jackie Milburn.
He started his youth career playing for the East Northumberland Schools before eventually joining Manchester United in 1953.
He turned professional and 1954 and was known as one of the famed Busby Babes of Matt Busby. He played with Manchester for nearly two decades from 1956 to 1973. In that time, he helped them win the Football League First Division three times. In the 1967-1968 season, he also helped Manchester win the European Cup.
While playing for United, Charlton also represented England in FIFA events and he was on the team that won the 1966 FIFA World Cup. In 1968, he also helped England finish third at the UEFA European Championship.
In 1973, he also tried his hand at managing. He managed Preston while he also played for the team. In 1983, he was a caretaker for Wigan Athletic.
- 1956–57, 1964–65, 1966–67 - FootballLeague First Division
- 1962–63 - FA Cup
- 1956–57, 1957–58 - Runner-up
- 1965, 1967 - Charity Shield
- 1967–68 - European Cup
- 1953–54, 1954–55, 1955–56 - FA YouthCup
- 1966 - FIFA World Cup
- 1968 - UEFA European Championshipthird place
- 1961, 1965, 1966, 1968, 1969 -British Home Championship (outright)
- 1965–66 - FWA Footballer of the Year
- 1966 - FIFA World Cup Golden Ball
- 1966, 1970 - FIFA World Cup All-StarTeam
- 1966 - Ballon d’Or
- 1967, 1968 - Ballon d’Or (2nd place)
- 1974 - PFA Merit Award
- 1989 - FWA Tribute Award
- 1994 - FIFA World Cup All-Time Team
- 1998 - Football League 100 Legends
- 2002 - English Football Hall of Fame
- 2004 - FIFA 100
- UEFA Golden Jubilee Poll: 14th
- 2008 - BBC Sports Personality of theYear Lifetime Achievement Award
- 2008 - UEFA President’s Award
- Laureus Lifetime Achievement Award:2012
- FIFA Player of the Century:
FIFA internet vote: 16th
- 1969 - Officer of the Most ExcellentOrder of the British Empire (OBE)
- 1974 - Commander of the MostExcellent Order of the BritishEmpire (CBE)
- 1994 - Knight Bachelor
- 2012 - Order of the Rising Sun, 4thclass
- 1953 - England Schoolboys
- 1954 - England Youth
- 1958–1960 - England
- 1973–1975 - Preston North End
- 1983 - Wigan Athletic (caretaker)