1966 World Cup Winner Jack Charlton Dies
Zeeshan Mehtab 24 days ago Sat 11th July 2020 | 02:35 PM
Jack Charlton, a member of the England 1966 World Cup winning side, has died aged 85, his former club Leeds United announced on Saturday
London, (APP - UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 11th Jul, 2020 ) :Jack Charlton, a member of the England 1966 World Cup winning side, has died aged 85, his former club Leeds United announced on Saturday.
Charlton also enjoyed a successful spell as manager of the Republic of Ireland acquiring the nickname 'Saint Jack' for guiding them to several major finals including the 1990 World Cup quarter-finals.
"As well as a friend to many, he was a much-adored husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather.
"He was a thoroughly honest, kind, funny and genuine man who always had time for people.
"His loss will leave a huge hole in all our lives but we are thankful for a lifetime of happy memories." Leeds issued their own trbiute to 'Big Jack' whose uncompromising style as a defender epitomised the rugged side to the Revie era.
"Charlton made a club record 773 appearances for Leeds United over a 23-year period as a player, becoming one of the all-time great central defenders in the game."Charlton is the third member of Revie's Leeds side to die this year with Norman Hunter and Trevor Cherry passing away.