- In 1966 he was named the Ballon d’Or winner, coming second in 1967 and 1968.
- Charlton spent the majority of his professional career at Manchester United.
- Charlton was diagnosed with dementia in November 2020.
Manchester United are in mourning following the passing of Sir Bobby Charlton, one of the greatest and most beloved players in the history of the club.
United said: “Manchester United are in mourning following the passing of Sir Bobby Charlton, one of the greatest and most beloved players in the history of our club.
Manchester United in a statement describes him as a hero to many,
“Sir Bobby was a hero to millions, not just in Manchester, or the United Kingdom, but wherever football is played around the world.
“He was admired as much for his sportsmanship and integrity as he was for his outstanding qualities as a footballer; Sir Bobby will always be remembered as a giant of the game.”
United’s players will wear black armbands during Saturday night’s game against Sheffield United, while a pre-planned minute’s silence for the victims of the Israel-Gaza war will be expanded to pay respects to Charlton.
Bobby Charlton football history
A graduate of Manchester’s Youth Academy, Sir Bobby played 758 games and scored 249 goals during 17 years as a Manchester United player, winning the European Cup, three league titles and the FA Cup.
For England, he won 106 caps and scored 49 goals, and won the 1966 World Cup.
Following his retirement, he went on to serve the club with distinction as a director for 39 years.
In 1966 he was named the Ballon d’Or winner, coming second in 1967 and 1968.
He is one of only nine players to have won the World Cup, the Champions League and the Ballon d’Or, along with Franz Beckenbauer, Gerd Muller, Paolo Rossi, Zinedine Zidane, Rivaldo, Ronaldinho, Kaka and Lionel Messi.
Charlton was diagnosed with dementia in November 2020