The 86-year-old legendary Manchester United player Sir Bobby Charlton has passed away.
Charlton contributed to England’s 1966 World Cup victory and scored twice in 1968 for Manchester United at Wembley in the European Cup.
“Manchester United is mourning the loss of Sir Bobby Charlton, one of our club’s all-time greatest and most cherished players.”
A portion of a club statement reads, “Sir Bobby was a hero to millions, not only in Manchester or the United Kingdom but wherever football is played in the world.”
Charlton, who joined United in 1953 as an adolescent, won three consecutive FA Youth Cups between 1954 and 1956.
The same year he debuted professionally, he claimed his first league championship in the 1956–57 season with 14 First Division appearances and ten goals.