The leisure world has paid tribute to soccer legend Sir Bobby Charlton, following the information of his loss of life yesterday (October 21), aged 86.

Charlton, who had been identified with dementia in 2020, “passed peacefully in the early hours of Saturday morning”, his household stated in an announcement. “We pass on our thanks to everyone who has contributed to his care and for the many people who have loved and supported him.”

Charlton received 106 caps for England and scored 49 worldwide objectives, breaking each data on the time, and he was a key participant within the England group that received the 1966 FIFA World Cup. He additionally spent 17 years enjoying for Manchester United, the place he received three league titles, a European Cup and an FA Cup.

Stars from the leisure world have begun to pay tribute to Charlton, with James’ Tim Sales space tweeting: “Very sad to hear the great [Sir Bobby Charlton] has died. Played football the right way. A humble icon. Rest in Peace.”

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Born in Ashington, Northumberland in 1937, he signed for Manchester United as a schoolboy, and was one of many survivors of the 1958 Munich air catastrophe that killed 23 folks, together with eight United gamers. He was married to Norma in 1961, they usually had two daughters, Suzanne and Andrea.

Charlton’s loss of life implies that Sir Geoff Hurst, who scored a hat-trick within the 1966 World Cup ultimate in opposition to West Germany is the one surviving member of the triumphant group. Sir Bobby’s older brother Jack, who additionally performed in that recreation, died in July 2020.

Charlton was immortalised within the 1996 soccer anthem ‘Three Lions‘ by Baddiel & Skinner & The Lightning Seeds, wherein Baddiel, referring to Charlton as Bobby, sings, “But I still see that tackle by Moore, and when Lineker scored/Bobby belting the ball, and Nobby dancing”.