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Doubt very much that Sir Bobby will ever read this but i will certainly
have a few beers tonight in honour of a true United legend and wish
him a very happy birthday day today.:)

some facts on Sir Bobby Charlton.


Started in United's first team in 1956,
Survived the Munich air disaster of 1958.
Helping United to win the Football League in 1965.
Won a World Cup medal with England in 1966.
Helped United win the Football League title in 67.
In 1968, he captained the Manchester United team that won the European Cup, scoring two goals in the final to help United be the first English side to win the competition.
He has scored more goals for England and United than any other player.
He is considered by many to be one of the greatest English players of all time.
He retired from the England team in 1970, he was the nation's most capped player, having turned out 106 times at the highest level. This record has since been eclipsed by Bobby Moore and then Peter Shilton.

He left Manchester United in 1973, becoming player-manager at Preston North End, but decided management was not for him and left after one season.
He became the director at Wigan Athletic F.C. for some time, and then became a member of Manchester United's board of directors in 1984 and remains one today.
He set goalscoring records for both the England team and Manchester United, with both records remaining intact 35 years later.

That is a bloody impressive career in football for one man.

Legend is a word used too easily and too often these days, but not in the case of SIR BOBBY CHARLTON.

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not bad for a lad from a pit village . in the sixties the only word of english many knew was his name . would have been bigger name today than gerrard rooney and lampard rolled into one . charlton best law robson cantona giggs - thats the true list of united legends and bobby deserves his place . happy birthday indeed ----
 

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SALFORD RED said:
Doubt very much that Sir Bobby will ever read this but i will certainly
have a few beers tonight in honour of a true United legend and wish
him a very happy birthday day today.:)

some facts on Sir Bobby Charlton.


Started in United's first team in 1956,
Survived the Munich air disaster of 1958.
Helping United to win the Football League in 1965.
Won a World Cup medal with England in 1966.
Helped United win the Football League title in 67.
In 1968, he captained the Manchester United team that won the European Cup, scoring two goals in the final to help United be the first English side to win the competition.
He has scored more goals for England and United than any other player.
He is considered by many to be one of the greatest English players of all time.
He retired from the England team in 1970, he was the nation's most capped player, having turned out 106 times at the highest level. This record has since been eclipsed by Bobby Moore and then Peter Shilton.

He left Manchester United in 1973, becoming player-manager at Preston North End, but decided management was not for him and left after one season.
He became the director at Wigan Athletic F.C. for some time, and then became a member of Manchester United's board of directors in 1984 and remains one today.
He set goalscoring records for both the England team and Manchester United, with both records remaining intact 35 years later.

That is a bloody impressive career in football for one man.

Legend is a word used too easily and too often these days, but not in the case of SIR BOBBY CHARLTON.

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Nice statistics. And spot on on the last line mate.
 

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We dont have to label him legend or anything else. Just the name Sir Bobby Charlton speaks for itself and every United fan know or should know Uniteds history goes hand in hand with Mr Charlton. Just by his presence he's a reminder of Manchester Uniteds dark and most glorious moments in history.

We owe you everything Bobby.
Happy Birthday!
 

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spellbound said:
We dont have to label him legend or anything else. Just the name Sir Bobby Charlton speaks for itself and every United fan know or should know Uniteds history goes hand in hand with Mr Charlton. Just by his presence he's a reminder of Manchester Uniteds dark and most glorious moments in history.

We owe you everything Bobby.
Happy Birthday!
Well said.

And good post by Sal as well. I've got a Man Utd Legends DVD, which is about Sir Bobby, Denis Law and George Best and its a great watch.

He deserves all our respect.
 
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