Bobby Charlton

1937 - Today

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Sir Robert Charlton (born 11 October 1937) is an English former footballer who played either as a midfielder or a forward. Considered one of the greatest players of all time, he was a member of the England team that won the 1966 FIFA World Cup, the year he also won the Ballon d'Or. He played almost all of his club football at Manchester United, where he became renowned for his attacking instincts, his passing abilities from midfield and his ferocious long-range shot, as well as his fitness and stamina. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Bobby Charlton has received more than 4,855,949 page views. His biography is available in 61 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 59 in 2019). Bobby Charlton is the 42nd most popular soccer player (down from 14th in 2019), the 390th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 169th in 2019) and the 2nd most popular British Soccer Player.

Bobby Charlton is most famous for being a member of the Manchester United team that won the European Cup in 1968. He also played for England and captained the team.

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Among soccer players, Bobby Charlton ranks 42 out of 16,923Before him are Lothar Matthäus, Josef Masopust, Ruud Gullit, Ricardo Zamora, Paolo Maldini, and Uwe Seeler. After him are Ronaldinho, Antonín Panenka, Nílton Santos, Béla Guttmann, Zlatan Ibrahimović, and Djalma Santos.

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Among people born in 1937, Bobby Charlton ranks 22Before him are Abdelaziz Bouteflika, Jared Diamond, Ahmed Yassin, Mengistu Haile Mariam, Warren Beatty, and Bruce McLaren. After him are Philip Glass, Egon Krenz, Simeon Saxe-Coburg-Gotha, Bill Cosby, Alain Badiou, and Madeleine Albright.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Bobby Charlton ranks 390 out of 6,924Before him are Bartholomew Roberts (1682), Richard Owen (1804), Thomas Young (1773), Arthur Harden (1865), Robert Falcon Scott (1868), and Æthelred the Unready (968). After him are Richard Wright (1943), William Laud (1573), Philip Larkin (1922), Henry Hudson (1570), Francis William Aston (1877), and Rudolf Abel (1903).

Among SOCCER PLAYERS In United Kingdom

Among soccer players born in United Kingdom, Bobby Charlton ranks 2Before him are George Best (1946). After him are David Beckham (1975), Stanley Matthews (1915), Gordon Banks (1937), Denis Law (1940), Bobby Robson (1933), Kenny Dalglish (1951), Bobby Moore (1941), Duncan Edwards (1936), Peter Shilton (1949), and Kevin Keegan (1951).

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