There will be applause in memory of Charlton before the 10th round matches in the Premier League
MOSCOW, October 27 – RIA Novosti. Before the start of the tenth round of the English Premier League (EPL), there will be a minute’s applause in memory of the late 1966 world football champion Sir Bobby Charlton, according to the EPL’s official website.
The former Manchester United player died on October 21, aged 86. All players and team officials will also wear black armbands.
Charlton played for Manchester United from 1956 to 1973 and also represented English Preston North End, Waterford, Newcastle, Australian Perth Azzurri and Blacktown City. He later coached Preston and Wigan.
Charlton made 758 appearances for Manchester United and scored 249 goals. With the Red Devils, he became a three-time English champion, won the English Super Cup twice, the FA Cup once and the Champions Cup. As part of the England team, he won the World Cup on home soil in 1966 and won a bronze medal at the European Championships in 1968. In 1966, Charlton won the Golden Ball, the best player of the year award, and was also recognized. The football player, who was chosen as the best player of the 1966 World Cup, survived the plane crash in Munich in February 1958, carrying Manchester United players, in which 23 people lost their lives. Charlton was knighted in 1994.
1966 world champion Bobby Charlton dies
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