Sir Bobby Charlton, a former football great for Manchester United and England, has died at the age of 86. In 1966, he played a pivotal role in the England side that won their first and only FIFA World Cup. Many people considered Sir Bobby Charlton to be one of the best football players in English history.
According to the statement made by his family, Charlton “passed away peacefully in the early hours of Saturday morning.” His contribution to football will always be honored and appreciated.
Cause of death
As of now, the precise cause of his death has not been disclosed by his family.
With a projected net worth of about $25 million, Sir Bobby Charlton became one of the wealthiest football players in history. His financial success came from a variety of factors, including smart business decisions, rich sponsorships, and his remarkable playing career.
Sir Bobby Charlton was born on October 11, 1937. He died at the age of 86.
English football player Sir Robert Charlton CBE was regarded as one of the greatest athletes in history. He was awarded the coveted Ballon d’Or in 1966 for his crucial contribution to England’s victorious FIFA World Cup campaign. In 1967 and 1968, Charlton finished second in the Ballon d’Or rankings.
During his brilliant club career, he played mainly for Manchester United, where he was known for his attacking abilities, superb midfield passing, powerful long-range shots, and extraordinary stamina and fitness.
Beginning in 1958, Charlton played for England on the international scene, earning 106 caps and 49 goals. With two vital goals against West Germany in the World Cup final, he was a key player in England’s historic 1966 victory. In addition, he competed for England in the World Cups of 1962 and 1970.
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Wife & Children-
In 1959, at an ice rink in Manchester, Sir Bobby Charlton and his wife, Norma Ball, happened to cross paths with one another. In 1961, the pair tied the knot. They had two children Suzanne and Andrea.