Sir Robert "Bobby" Charlton CBE (born 11 October 1937) is an English former football player, regarded as one of the greatest midfielders of all time, and an essential member of the England team who won the World Cup and also won the Ballon d'Or in 1966. He played almost all of his club football at Manchester United, where he became renowned for his attacking instincts and passing abilities from midfield and his ferocious long-range shot.

Sir Robert "Bobby" Charlton CBE (born 11 October 1937) is an English former football player, regarded as one of the greatest midfielders of all time, and an essential member of the England team who won the World Cup and also won the Ballon d'Or in 1966. He played almost all of his club football at Manchester United, where he became renowned for his attacking instincts and passing abilities from midfield and his ferocious long-range shot.

England kits: 1970 FIFA World Cup Bobby Charlton

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Manchester United legend Sir Bobby Charlton tells United Review it's "paradise" for the supporters to have Robin van Persie in the team.

Manchester United legend Sir Bobby Charlton tells United Review it's "paradise" for the supporters to have Robin van Persie in the team.

England's all time top goal scorer with 49 goals, Charlton embodied the passion and commitment playing for your country represents. The less said about the hair the better however!

England's all time top goal scorer with 49 goals, Charlton embodied the passion and commitment playing for your country represents. The less said about the hair the better however!

The Way We Were: Looking back at Manchester Uniteds history in pictures - including Sir Matt Busby, George Best, Bobby Charlton, Bryan Robson, Sir Alex Ferguson, Eric Cantona, David Beckham and Ryan Giggs - Manchester Evening News

The Way We Were: Glory, Glory Man United - the Reds in pictures

The Way We Were: Looking back at Manchester Uniteds history in pictures - including Sir Matt Busby, George Best, Bobby Charlton, Bryan Robson, Sir Alex Ferguson, Eric Cantona, David Beckham and Ryan Giggs - Manchester Evening News

England vs. West Germany line up, 1966 World Cup Final | Jackie Charlton | Vintage Colour Sports Photography | Football

England vs. West Germany line up, 1966 World Cup Final | Jackie Charlton | Vintage Colour Sports Photography | Football

ManUtd.com's Adam Marshall discusses the indelible impression made by George Best on Manchester United.

ManUtd.com's Adam Marshall discusses the indelible impression made by George Best on Manchester United.

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