One of soccer's outstanding figures, Bobby Charlton of England and Manchester United, (captain) has announced that he's retiring as a player but hopes to take up a managerial post in the game.
One of soccer's outstanding figures, Bobby Charlton of England and Manchester United, (captain) has announced that he's retiring as a player but hopes to take up a managerial post in the game. Charlton was one of the original "Busby Babes". He was signed on by Sir Matt Busby, the then manager of Manchester United and made his first appearance for the club against Charlton Athletic nearly seventeen years ago, scoring twice in the game.
He survived the Munich air disaster of 1958 in which many of the club's best players died. He went on to play six hundred league games for United and appear in a record 106 international for England between 1958 and 1970.
Now aged thirty-five, Charlton played his last international for England against West Germany in the 1970 World Cup finals in Mexico. In all he's scored an England record of 4 goals in international matches. As well as his outstanding scoring ability he has a high reputation for integrity on and off the pitch and in 1969 he was awarded the Order of the British Empire for his services to soccer.
SYNOPSIS: Bobby Charlton, one of world soccer's outstanding figures is to retire as a player. Noted for his scoring ability as well as his gentlemanly conduct on and off the pitch he's decided that thirty-five is old enough to be a player. He hopes to stay in the game as a manager.
The nineteen fifty-eight Munich air crash which killed many of his Manchester United teammates was one of the most harrowing vents of his life. At United's Old Trafford ground he was asked for his thoughts about soccer.