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Sir Bobby Charlton, England And Manchester United Legend, Has Died

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English soccer lost one of its legends on Saturday: Sir Bobby Charlton died at the age of 86 Bobby Charlton, Manchester United (1956-1973) and England legend, died on Saturday at the age of 86. The Englishman won the 1966 World Cup with the Three Lions and the Ballon d’Or the same year.

Charlton was considered one of Manchester United’s greatest legends. Wearing the United shirt 758 times, he scored 249 goals in 17 years. He won three English league titles (1957, 1965, 1967), a Champion Clubs’ Cup (1968), an FA Cup (1963) and four FA Supercups (1956, 1957, 1965, 1967).

Sir Bobby Charlton

With the England team, the former midfielder became world champion in 1966, scoring 49 goals in 106 appearances. This world title earned him the Ballon d’Or that same year. He was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II in 1994.

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