Bobby Charlton

Written by Sebastien on 02 March 2013. Posted in World Cup Legends

Bobby Charlton was born on 11th October 1937. He has been a remarkable attacking midfielder of his era. Bobby Charlton started his career as a player on 1953 and stopped playing football on 1970. Then, he continued as a coach, until 1983.
Sir Bobby Charlton is considered one of the greatest players of England, in the soccer world. His fame in the World Cup matches came to top when he has scored both goals against Portugal in a 2-0 victory during the 1966 World Cup. He was one of the main reasons why England won the cup in 1966.

England started with a bad performance against Uruguay. With Bobby Charlton in the game, they won France and then beated Mexico. Nobody could have guessed that England were to win the cup except for Bobby Charlton shooting the first goal in the 2-0 winning match against Mexico. Charlton became one of the first scorers in the tournament, sharing the honor with Hunt; both scored 3 goals each in the 1966 World Cup. In the 1970 World Cup, although England did not win the cup, Bobby Charlton was in the midfielder position and was challenging the oppositions in all the matches he participated. His World Cup career started from the 1958 World Cup in Sweden, although he did not score any goals in it; but his contribution to the team was well noticed.His first World Cup goal was against Argentina in which England won by 3-0.

He has played in four World Cup tournaments for his country and has helped England winning the 1996 Cup. All these years, he has received numerous awards and honors with the most valuable of them being considered the Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (CBE).

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