Sir Bobby Charlton

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Sir Bobby Charlton CBE (11 October 1937 – 21 October 2023) has died at the age of 86. He was born in Ashington, Northumberland.

We have his older brother, Jack Charlton's, obituary, so I think Bobby deserves one here. I never knew until this weekend, just gone, that he had survived the Munich Air Disaster in 1958, where 8 of his team-mates died from their injuries, along with 15 other MU staff, aircraft crew and reporters. He is the last of the survivors to die.

Bobby Charlton, was a Manchester United legend, and a key figure in England's 1966 FIFA World Cup victory. He won 106 caps for England and scored 49 international goals - records for England at the time. During a 17-year first-team career with United he won three league titles, a European Cup and an FA Cup.
 
I remember being in the scoreboard stand at Old Trafford in 1971 and watching him and George Best playing some brilliant set pieces - by the end of that same season they'd had the fall out and wouldn't even pass to each other.
 

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