Bobby Charlton

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Bobby Charlton : biography

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In January 2011 Charlton was voted the 4th greatest Manchester United player of all time by the readers of Inside United and ManUtd.com, behind Ryan Giggs (who topped the poll), Eric Cantona and George Best.

He is a member of the Laureus World Sports Academy. On 6 February 2012 Sir Bobby Charlton was taken to hospital after falling ill, and subsequently had a gallstone removed. This prevented him from collecting a Lifetime Achievement award at the Laureus World Sports Awards.

In the 2011 film United, centred on the successes of the Busby Babes and the decimation of the team in the Munich crash, Charlton was portrayed by actor Jack O’Connell.

Career statistics

Club

Club performance League Cup League Cup Continental Total
Season Club League Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
England League FA Cup League Cup Europe Total
1956–57 Manchester United First Division 14 10 2 1 1 1 17 12
1957–58 21 8 7 5 2 3 30 16
1958–59 38 29 1 0 39 29
1959–60 37 18 3 3 40 21
1960–61 39 21 3 0 42 21
1961–62 37 8 6 2 43 10
1962–63 28 7 6 2 34 9
1963–64 40 9 7 2 6 4 54 15
1964–65 41 10 7 0 11 8 59 18
1965–66 38 16 7 0 8 2 54 18
1966–67 42 12 2 0 44 12
1967–68 41 15 2 1 9 2 53 20
1968–69 32 5 6 0 8 2 48 7
1969–70 40 12 9 1 8 1 57 14
1970–71 42 5 2 0 6 3 50 8
1971–72 40 8 7 2 6 2 53 12
1972–73 36 6 1 0 4 1 41 7
Total 606 199 78 19 24 7 45 22 758 249
1974–75 Preston North End Third Division 38 8 4 1 3 1 45 10
Total 38 8 4 1 3 1 45 10
Republic of Ireland League FAI Cup League Cup Europe Total
1975–76 Waterford United League of Ireland 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 4 1
Total 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 4 1
Total England 644 207 82 20 27 8 45 22 803 259
Total Republic of Ireland 3 1 1 0 4 1
Career total 647 208 83 20 27 8 45 22 807 260