JACK CHARLTON: ENGLAND'S FORMER FOOTBALLER DIED

By : Samarjeet Singh  |  Updated On : 15 Jul, 2020

JACK CHARLTON: ENGLAND'S FORMER FOOTBALLER DIED

England's World Cup-winning footballer and former Ireland coach Jack Charlton died at the age of 85 on Friday. He died at his ancestral home in Northumberland in the northeast of England

The England team tweeted, 'We are very sad.'

His greatest achievement was to become the world champion by defeating Germany 4–2 after extra time at the Wembley Stadium in the 1966 World Cup final. Charlton, a defender, played a key role in making England the World Cup winner in 1966.

His brother also played in this team, he played 35 matches for England from 1965 to 1970 and in 1967, he was voted England's best footballer of the year. His home career lasted with Leeds from 1952–73, during which he played a record 773 matches. He was a part of every domestic title-winning team including the league title in 1969. He became Ireland's coach in 1986 and under his supervision, the team reached the quarter-finals of the 1990 World Cup.

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