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Bobby Charlton - Biography, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Filmography

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Born October 11, 1937, Ashington, Northumberland, England, UK, real name: Robert Charlton - English footballer, world champion in the England national team and winner of the 1966 Ballon d'Or.

Raised the son of Robert Charlton and Elizabeth (Sissy) Ellen Charlton (nee Milburn). His father was a miner in a coal mine. Bobby's maternal grandfather, John Thomas Milburn, nicknamed Tanner, was, according to Bobby, "the head of the Milburn football clan."

Bobby Charlton's second cousin Jackie Milburn was a Newcastle United legend. Bobby's older brother, Jack Charlton, first worked in the police force, after which he became a professional footballer and played for Leeds United. Young Bobby's first football coach was his grandfather, Tanner Milburn, and later his mother, Sissy Milburn. Bobby started playing football for the East Northumberland high school team.

During an East Northumberland Schools match, Manchester United Chief Scout Joe Armstrong spotted Bedlington High School student Bobby Charlton. After the match, 15-year-old Bobby received offers from several clubs, but he signed a contract with United. It happened on January 1, 1953. Along with Charlton, 15-year-old Wilf McGuinness signed with United. Bobby's mother was initially unsure of her son's football career and Charlton began studying engineering, but in October 1954 Bobby signed his first professional football contract.

Charlton was one of the famous Busby Babes, a group of young and talented footballers raised at Old Trafford under the leadership of Matt Busby and Jimmy Murphy, who completely rebuilt Manchester United after World War II. Young Bobby proved his talent by regularly scoring for the youth and reserve teams, and in October 1956 made his Manchester United main squad debut against Charlton Athletic. At the same time, he was doing military service in Shrewsbury (Busby advised him to this city, so that on weekends Bobby could play for United). Together with him, another Manchester United footballer, Duncan Edwards, served in the army in Shrewsbury.

Bobby spent most of his career with Manchester United, where he was captain. Charlton was an attacking midfielder with a proven track record of dribbling, accurate passing and long-range shot. He is recognized by many as one of England's greatest footballers of all time.

Bobby Charlton survived the 1958 Munich plane crash before helping United win the First Division in 1964/65 and 1966/67. In 1966, Charlton, along with the England national team, became world champion. In 1968, United, with Charlton as captain, became the first English club to win the European Cup. Longtime record holder for goals scored for Manchester United (1973-2017). He also long held the record for the most appearances for United (758), beating Ryan Giggs in the UEFA Champions League final in Moscow on 21 May 2008.

By the time of his retirement for England in 1970, he held the record for the most international appearances (106 appearances). This record was later broken by Bobby Moore and then by Peter Shilton.

He left Manchester United in 1973 to become a player-coach for Preston North End, but retired in 1975. In 1983 he became the director of Wigan, and a year later he became a member of the board of directors of Manchester United, remaining in this position ever since. Charlton held the record for the most goals scored for England (49) for more than 47 years (1968-2015), until he was surpassed by another Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney in September 2015. In 1994 Bobby Charlton was knighted.

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