Sir Bobby Charlton, a legendary football player for Manchester United and England, passed away at the age of 86. He was a key member of the England team that won their first and only FIFA World Cup in 1966. Sir Bobby Charlton was regarded by many as one of the greatest football players in English history.

In a family statement, Charlton said he “passed away peacefully in the early hours of Saturday morning.” His honor and gratitude for his contribution to football will last forever.

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As he made the headlines, several people were interested in his personal life. He was married to Norma Ball in 1961.

Who is Norma Ball?

Norma Ball—the wife of former English football player and manager Sir Bobby Charlton—entered his life after an encounter at a Manchester ice rink in 1959. The couple had two daughters, Suzanne and Andrea. Their grandchild, Robert, was named after his distinguished grandfather.

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Norma Ball stayed out of the spotlight throughout the majority of her husband’s career, rarely appearing in public. She has, however, consistently stood with Sir Bobby Charlton in public and has shown her support for him.

While promoting his upcoming autobiography in 2007, Sir Bobby Charlton revealed a long-standing disagreement with his brother Jack. The siblings didn’t talk much to one another after Norma and his mother Cissie (who died in 1996 at the age of 83) had a falling out.

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Norma Ball is a beloved member of the Charlton family and a dedicated mother and wife. She is looked up to by many because of her strength, her solitude, and her steadfast support of her spouse.