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'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!

England kits: 1970 FIFA World Cup Bobby Charlton

England's Umbro football kits – in pictures

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.

Manchester United's Bobby Charlton and George Best, 1972

Manchester United's Bobby Charlton and George Best, 1972

September 1968: Hibernians Malta 0, United 0; United won 4-0 on aggregate. Back Row, left-to-right: Back row: Brian Kidd, Nobby Styles, Alex Stepney, Bobby Charlton, Pat  Crerand. Front row: George Best, Bill Foulkes, Denis Law, Francis Burns, David Sadler, Tony Dunne

September 1968: Hibernians Malta 0, United 0; United won 4-0 on aggregate. Back Row, left-to-right: Back row: Brian Kidd, Nobby Styles, Alex Stepney, Bobby Charlton, Pat Crerand. Front row: George Best, Bill Foulkes, Denis Law, Francis Burns, David Sadler, Tony Dunne

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