Greatest Footballers Of All Time | Top 50 List

19. Bobby Charlton

Charlton will forever be remembered for two Wembley wins the 1966 World Cup with England and the 1968 European Cup with Manchester United. Having survived the Munich air disaster that took the lives of so many of his teammates and friends, Charlton’s achievements in the game feel even more special.

England badly needed his two goals in their semi-final against a Eusebio-inspired Portugal, and his 49 international strikes remained the benchmark for almost half a century. As for United, he’s still there, watching every game.

Career highlight

As proud an Englishman as he was, Charlton would be most pleased with United’s European Cup final triumph – in which he played a typically pivotal role.

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