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Name Bobby Charlton
Spelling Sir Bobby Charlton
Gender Male
Ethnic English
Job English Footballer
Desc Arguably the greatest English footballer of all-time, Sir Bobby Charlton would survive the Munich air disaster with Manchester United before becoming one of England’s best ever talents


Org England National Team
Club as Player Manchester United

1986 01 Retrieve

[on Sir Alex Ferguson] I have never seen a man so capable of carrying the burden of following the Old Man (Sir Matt Busby). He has the strength and the powers of leadership and I know if he gets the job the club is in the best possible hands

2007 03 Retrieve

[Bobby Charlton’s Perfect XI] He [Cruyff] was pretty intelligent, too! A real football brain. He had superb control, he was inventive and he could perform magic with a ball to get himself out of trouble instinctively. He got a lot of goals, and although he was so skilful, he didn’t show off – he played to the strengths of the players around him. This side would really keep hold of the ball

2012 03 20 Retrieve

[Sir Bobby Charlton on Liam Whelan] His forte was to scheme, to shape possibilities with his skill and excellent vision. He scored so many goals from midfield he would be a wonder of today’s game

2013 02 25 Retrieve

[Sir Bobby Charlton on Bobby Moore] He was a born captain, he was a leader

2013 05 29 Retrieve

[on Matt Busby] Matt felt responsible because he had cajoled the parents into allowing their sons to come and play for him. He was hurt by what happened at Munich more than anyone

2013 11 05 Retrieve

[Sir Bobby Charlton on Paul Scholes] I am sorry for England because they don’t have any player like him. You can talk about others but there is no one else like him. He is the best technical player England has without any question. He could have had a lot more caps if he had carried on. And if I was the manager he would have ended up with more than I did – easy

2015 12 27 Retrieve

[on Sir Alex Ferguson] Aside from all the success, Alex’s biggest achievement has undoubtedly been his adherence to bringing youngsters through and making them part of an attacking team. Sir Matt Busby’s philosophy was exactly the same and when Alex joined the club he immediately wanted to know about the contribution Matt Busby had made and what he had achieved at United

2015 12 28 Retrieve

[on Sir Alex Ferguson] He is such a fantastic manager. Everything he has done has been fantastic

2015 12 29 Retrieve

[on Sir Alex Ferguson] We made the best decision we ever could in bringing Alex Ferguson to this club

2015 12 30 Retrieve

[on Sir Alex Ferguson] The best there’s ever been? Yes, he is nothing less than fantastic

2016 02 18 Retrieve

[on Rio Ferdinand and Nemanja Vidic’s Partnership] We’ve had some magnificent centre halves down the years. But these two form the most formidable pairing of all

2016 02 19 Retrieve

[on Nemanja Vidic of Manchester United] Nemanja is unbelievable in the air. He wins absolutely everything. He is so powerful and brave, and he has a fantastic leap to get above the strikers. And he also comes up for set-pieces and scores goals.

As a defender he makes the full-backs, the goalkeeper and the midfielders in front of him all feel secure. He is a player you can depend on and put your trust in, and that’s important. I like that he doesn’t try to do too much, he sticks to his task of defending, and does that job very well

2016 06 23 Retrieve

[on Nemanja Vidic of Manchester United] He has been such an influence. He is the envy of the whole league and he has been a brilliant, brilliant player for us

2016 10 13 Retrieve

[Sir Bobby Charlton on Pele] I sometimes feel as though football was invented for this magical player

2018 07 04 Retrieve

[When Eusebio passed in 2014, Red Devils legend Bobby Charlton said] I feel proud to have been both his opponent and his friend

2019 12 21 Retrieve

[World Cup winner and West Ham legend Martin Peters has died aged 76] We shared one of the greatest days of our lives at Wembley and the fact Martin is one of only two Englishman to have scored in a World Cup final gives him a special place in England’s history of the game. He was a fantastic footballer. As a team-mate he was someone I could trust completely to do his job and I am proud to have shared that great day with him