Jack Charlton Rank
About Jack Charlton
Jack Charlton was an ex-English football player and manager who is known for being a member of the English men’s football team that lifted their first-ever World Cup trophy in 1966. During his playing career, he was usually played in the defensive position.
Charlton began his club football career at Leeds United FC, where he played for the club’s youth team between 1950 and 1952. He joined the club’s senior team in 1952 and played in over 620 games before his retirement in 1973.
He began his coaching career with Middlesbrough FC in 1973. Between 1977 and 1983, he served as the coach of Sheffield Wednesday before briefly taking charge of Newcastle United (1984 to 1985).
In February 1986 Charlton was appointed as head coach for the Republic of Ireland. During his time in charge, the nation qualified for their first-ever World Cup tournament in 1990 – they also qualified for the subsequent tournament, which was held in the USA in 1994. He eventually brought his managerial career to an end in 1996.
He was brought up in a family that is well-known for its footballing talents. He was the senior brother to Bobby Charlton, who is considered as one of the greatest footballers in the history of English football. He was a nephew to football icons such as Jack Milburn, Stan Milburn, George Milburn, and Jim Milburn.
In January 1958 Charlton tied the knot with Pat Kemp. A year later, the couple had their first child named John. And in 1963, they gave birth to their second child, Deborah. Their third and last child, Peter, was born in 1966.
In addition to winning the World Cup for England, Charlton is also noted to have won several accolades and trophies as a player. For instance, he was part of the Leeds United team that lifted the Football League Cup in 1968, the FA Cup in 1972 and the FA Charity Shield in 1969.
In 1967, he was named the “FWA Footballer of the Year”. In 1974 he was adjudged the “English Manager of the Year”.
For his contribution to Irish football, Charlton was honored with an honorary Irish citizenship in 1996. He became an inductee of the English Football Hall of Fame in the year 2005.
The football legend passed away, on July 10, 2020, at the age of 85. Prior to his death, he had battled dementia and lymphoma.
He played 35 games for his nation’s national team and scored 6 goals.
Jack Charlton Rank
Jack Charlton's Popularity
Jack Charlton was a famous English footballer, who was born on May 8, 1935. As a person born on this date, Jack Charlton is listed in our database as the 61st most popular celebrity for the day (May 8) and the 82nd most popular for the year (1935).
People born on May 8 fall under the Zodiac sign of Taurus, the Bull. Jack Charlton is the 2095th most popular Taurus.
Aside from information specific to Jack Charlton's birthday, Jack Charlton is the 2131st most famous English.
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