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England 1966 World Cup hero Jack Charlton dies at 85




England World Cup saint and Leeds United legend Jack Charlton has passed away.


The 85-year-old died calmly at his Northumberland home on Friday, his family said.


He had been experiencing a drawn out sickness.


Charlton, the more seasoned sibling of Bobby Charlton, was a piece of England's World Cup-winning group in 1966.


He was a one-club man for Leeds United, showing up over a 23-year profession as a player.





Generally hailed as one of the record-breaking incredible focal protectors in the game, Leeds United said they were "profoundly disheartened" by the news.


His family said in an announcement: "Jack kicked the bucket calmly on Friday 10 July at 85 years old. He was at home in Northumberland, with his family close by."


Nottingham Forest portrayed Charlton as a "genuine extraordinary of the game", including that he was an "incredible foe, a fine director and a fabulous individual".


The England football crew tweeted: "We are crushed by the news that Jack Charlton, an individual from our World Cup-winning group of 1966, has died.


"Our most profound feelings are with Jack's family, companions and previous clubs."


Charlton joined Leeds United at 15 years old as a major aspect of the ground staff, before appearing as a player against Doncaster Rovers in 1953.





He helped the club to win advancement from the Second Division twice, and was additionally part of the side which won the League Cup in 1968 and the FA Cup in 1972.


He scored multiple times for Leeds, making him the club's ninth most elevated scorer in their history.


The mainstream player, tenderly known as "Large Jack", additionally won an aggregate of 35 tops for England.


With the Three Lions, he played in each match during the 1966 World Cup competition and assisted with vanquishing West Germany in the last at Wembley.


An acclaimed picture from the group's World Cup triumph demonstrated the protector sinking to his knees at the last whistle before grasping his more youthful sibling.


He later conceded he didn't recall so a lot, saying: "There's an image of me toward the end down on my knees. I don't recollect whether I was stating a petition or simply knackered.





"I had pursued Geoff Hurst to give him an embrace and pursued our child [Bobby] to give him an embrace and afterward fallen to my knees, so I guess I more likely than not been knackered."


Charlton resigned from playing in 1973, later going into the executives.


He had spells accountable for Middlesbrough, Sheffield Wednesday, Newcastle United and the Republic of Ireland.

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