Manchester United Icon & World Cup Winner Bobby Charlton Dies At 86
by privatebet.com - 2023/10/22
Sir Bobby Charlton, who went down in history as one of the best English football players of all time, died at the age of 86. England World Cup winner spent most of his career with Manchester United, and he was described as the "giant of the game" by his former club. Charlton was diagnosed with dementia in 2020, and his family released an official statement confirming he died from complications related to this illness. "It is with great sadness that we share the news that Sir Bobby passed peacefully in the early hours of Saturday morning. He was surrounded by his family. His family would like to pass on their thanks to everyone who has contributed to his care and for the many people who have loved and supported him," reads the statement by Charlton’s family. Manchester United bid farewell to the football icon and described him as one of the greatest and most beloved players in the history of their club. They praised his sportsmanship, integrity, and outstanding qualities as a footballer, adding he’ll always be remembered as a giant of the game. In addition to making a name for himself as one of United’s top players, Charlton also led the England team to the 1966 FIFA World Cup victory and won the Ballon d'Or that same year.