His name is synonymous with some of the greatest moments in the English game, but also with the highest traditions of sportsmanship and integrity.
Played almost all of his club football at Manchester United, where he became legendary for his attacking instincts from midfield and his fierce long-range shot. In October 1956, he made his first team debut for Manchester United and won the FA Cup, three Division One championships and the European Cup with United. He joined the board of the club in 1984, a position he still holds today.
Charlton was a key player of the victorious England World Cup side of 1966, and played 106 times for his country. He was named the European Footballer of the Year in 1966.
Awarded the OBE in 1969, the CBE in 1973 and was knighted in 1994, the first footballer to gain such an honour since Sir Stanley Matthews in 1965.
Has scored more goals for England and United than any other player and is considered by many to be one of the greatest English players of all time.
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