Sir Robert “Bobby” Charlton CBE is a former England international football player who used to feature prominently during the 1950s,1960s and 1970s. He was a versatile footballer who could play as a midfielder as well as a striker and won the World Cup with England in 2006 and the European Cup wih Manchester United in 1968. Sir Bobby Charlton was awarded the European Footballer of the Year in 1966 and was named by Pele in March 2004 as one of the 125 greatest living footballers.
Sir Bobby Charlton commenced his club career at Manchester United in 1954 and made his first team debut in 1956. He was one of the few fortunate ones to survive the Munich air disaster of 1958. He won the Football League in 1965 and 1966 with Manchester United and was the captain of the Man United side that won the European Cup in 1968. He scored twice in the final too.
Sir Bobby Charlton played for Manchester United between 1954 and 1973 and scored 199 goals in 606 league matches. He holds the record for scoring more number of goals for United than any otehr player.
Sir Bobby Charlton departed from Manchester United in 1973 and became the player-manager of reston Noth End. He played for a short period of time for Waterford United in 1975.
Sir Bobby Charlton made his international debut for England in 1958 and featured in 106 international matches for his nation, scoring 49 goals. He holds the record of scoring more goals for England than any other player. Sir Bobby was instrumental in England winning the 1966 World Cup.