England 1966 World Cup Winner Jack Charlton passes away at 85
Jack Charlton Dies at 85
London :Jack Charlton, a member of the England 1966 World Cup winning side, has died aged 85. The Central defender Jack who played alongside his brother, Bobby, in England’s World Cup winning side in 1966 before enjoying coaching success with Ireland.
Nickname ‘Big Jack” , and celebrated his earthy ‘beer and cigarettes’ image, Charlton was footballer of the year in England in 1967. He spent all his club career at Leeds from 1952-1973, trying its all time record of 773 appearances. He won every domestic honor, including the League title in 1969.
Jack Charlton died at home on Friday in his native Northumberland in Northeast England , surrounded by his gamily.
The family said in a statement “As well as a friend to many, he was much adored husband ,father, grandfather and great grand father. .We can’t express how proud we are of the extraordinary life he led and the pleasure he brought to so many people in different countries and from all walks of life “
The statement added “He was thoroughly honest, kind , funny and genuine man who always had time for people .His loss will leave a huge hole in all our lives but we are thankful for a lifetime happy memories”
The Official Twitter account of England Football team said “We are devastated “
Leeds United shared a video clip to memorize Charlton’s achievements in Football.
However, Charlton made 35 appearance for England between 1965-1970, also playing in the 1968 European Championship and the 1970 World Cup.
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