On the 7th of October 1937 baby bobby was born. His new family were Cissie Milburn, Frank Charlton and Jack Charlton. He was born in Ashington England.
While in grammar school, he was spotted by Manchester Uniteds scout, Joe Armstrong and was taken to the Red Devils Youth Squad. In 1953 he was part of the Busby’s Babes. Also getting his England Debut.
In 1958 after beating Star Red Belgrade 5-4 on aggregate United had to make a stop in Munich Airport in stormy weather on the way back. Charlton and a teammate swapped places with Tommy Taylor and Dave Pegg, who had decided they would be safer at the back of the plane but it wasn’t. The plane clipped the fence and 23 people were killed.
World Cup’66 was held in England. This was the 8th World Cup. 8 stadiums were used. They were: Wembley, Goodison Park, Hillsborough (Sheffield Wednesday), Roker Park (Sunderland), Old Trafford, White Hart Lane (Tottenham), Villa Park and Ayrsome Park(Middleborough).
In England’s World Cup Group Stud Themselves, France, Mexico and Uruguay. England 0-0 Uruguay England 2-0 Mexico England 2-0 France England topped the group with five points.(A win was 2 points)
Quarter Final: England 1-0 Argentina Semi Final: England 2-1 Portugal Final: England 4-2 West Germany After Extra Time
With 12 minutes gone in the match Helmut Haller put West Germany into the lead but 6 minutes later Geoff Hurst scores the equaliser. As the clock was ticking down Martin Peters scored England 2-1 but Wolfgang Webber’s goal was in the last minute of the match made a draw of 2-2. In early Extra Time Hurst scored a second goal and in last few seconds of the match Hurst scored his trio leading England to World Cup Victory.
Manchester United: Football League First Division:1956– 57, 1964–65, 1966–67 FA Cup (1): 1962–63 European Cup (1): 1967–68 (First English Team to win) Charity Shield (4): 1956, 1957, 1965, 1967
FIFA World Cup Golden Ball 1966 FIFA International Football Hall Of Champions: 1998 European Player of the Year 1966 World Soccers 100 Greatest Players of the 20th Century: 1999 World Player of the Century Europe Player of the Century England Player of the Century Times The Top Manchester United players: 2009 England National Football Team All-Time Top Goal Scorer:70 Manchester United All-Time Top Goal Scorer: 200 Goal European Hall of Fame Player: 2008 Freedom of the City of Manchester: 2009
1970- Retired from English football at the World Cup with 117 International Caps and 70 goals 1973-Retiring from Manchester United (606 Caps and 200 goals) he goes to manage Preston till 1975. Managers Manchester United: Matt Busby 1945-1969/1970-1971 Wilf McGuinness 1969-1970 Frank OFarrell 1971-1972 Tommy Docherty 1972-1977 England: Walter Winterbottom 1946–1962 Alf Ramsey 1963–1974