Jack Charlton is dead: England loses a world champion

The English football mourns the loss of his world champion Jack Charlton. As his longtime club Leeds United and his family informed, died in Charlton on Friday

Jack Charlton is dead: England loses a world champion

The English football mourns the loss of his world champion Jack Charlton. As his longtime club Leeds United and his family informed, died in Charlton on Friday night at the age of 85 years after a long illness. The defensive player belonged to in 1966, his older brother Sir Bobby Charlton for the English team, which won with a 4:2 after extra time against Germany in the legendary final at London's Wembley stadium.

"Jack, died on Friday evening, peacefully in his home in Northumberland surrounded by his family," it said in a Statement, the Charlton family: He will leave a big gap. But we are grateful for a life full of beautiful memories with him."

A whole career at Leeds United

Charlton completed games 35 countries, and 773 encounters. During his entire professional career for Leeds United's under contract. He stood for throughout his career in the shadow of his even more talented brother Bobby. In 1967 he was but also as the direct successor to the footballer of the year in England.

After the end of his career as a player in 1973, he also worked as a Trainer, first in English League football, but amazingly, never in Leeds. With Ireland's national team he won in 1988 at the European championship finals in Germany in the first game, ironically against England with 1:0. In 1995, he finished after the Failure in the qualifying activity in Ireland, and his coaching career.

Updated Date: 11 July 2020, 05:19

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