• Short Summary

    Former soccer player John Charles has
    undergone emergency heart surgery.


    Former Wales and Juventus?

  • Description

    Former soccer player John Charles has
    undergone emergency heart surgery.


    Former Wales and Juventus striker John Charles has
    undergone emergency heart surgery, the Italian news agency
    ANSA reported on Wednesday (January 7).

    Charles was admitted to Milan's San Carlo hospital late
    on Tuesday night and had an emergency two-hour operation on
    his heart.

    The 72-year-old, who won three Italian titles with
    Juventus after making his name with Leeds United, was
    visited by friends and family on Wednesday and his
    condition was described as 'normal', ANSA reported.

    Charles, born in Cwmdu near Swansea in south Wales, was
    due to have appeared as a guest on a popular Italian sports
    television programme on Tuesday night.

    Known as the 'Gentle Giant', Charles, who could play as
    a central defender or striker, is considered to be one of
    Juve's all-time great players. He won 38 Wales caps.


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    Film ID:
    VLVATNDOS9DEKJV0XUZZLFIUZ9K7
    Media URN:
    VLVATNDOS9DEKJV0XUZZLFIUZ9K7
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    04/11/1953
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:29:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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