He was one of the successful English national team, who secured the world championship in 1966 and has subsequently written into the English history books.
Jack Charlton will always be one of the heroes of England's greatest fodboldbedrift to date, and he is inherently one of the legends from a time that English football fans are still dreaming back to the.
But now Jack Charlton is no longer with us. Friday slept the 85-year-old legend, namely the tune in his home after a lengthy illness. It tells the family himself, reports several british media.
Charlton was something so unique as a 'one-club-man' as he in his entire career only tørnede out for Leeds United, where he obtained the entire 773 official matches for the club in his 23 years as an active footballer.
He is by many considered as one of the best midterforsvarere through time, and his club Leeds bemoan when also today's sad news.
Jack Charlton won the English championship with Leeds in 1969, and he stopped his active career a few years after in 1973, after which he started a manager career, which among other things saw him to be national coach for Ireland in ten years.
He was national coach of perhaps the best ireland team ever, and was the man who gave the country access to its first finals, where Ireland came to the european championships in 1988 and WORLD cup in both 1990 and 1994.
He stopped in 1996, when Ireland did not secure access for the european championship finals in 1996. Later, Jack Charlton appointed honorary citizen of Ireland.
Jack was the older brother of Bobby Charlton, which was an equally large fodboldnavn as his brother.
Jack Charlton promises here in the FA Cup trophy in 1972. Photo: Ritzau Scanpix
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