Sir Bobby Charlton gets England training pitch named after him

England's training area at St George's Park - celebrating its fifth anniversary - has been renamed the Sir Bobby Charlton Pitch in honour of the Manchester United great.

Sir Robert Charlton was born on October 11, 1937, and he is widely known as a midfielder for the Manchester United football club, where he was playing from 1956 until 1973. He has 606 appearances for the United, and he scored 199 for the team!

Charlton also has more than a hundred appearances for England's national team, for which he scored a total of 49 goals.

Charlton also played for the: Preston North End (1974-1975), Waterford (1976), Newcastle KB United (1978), Perth Azzurri (1980) and for the Blacktown City (1980).

He also managed two football teams in his career: Preston North End and Wigan Athletic.
Charlton even survived a plane accident in Munich, in the 1958, and it made a scar on his career, as he was unable to play for a while, being under a shock.

In 2011, Charlton was voted the 4th greatest Manchester United player of all time, and now he is getting his own training pitch, named after him!

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11 months ago

he deserved it!


11 months ago

199 goals for united! he was insane!


11 months ago

good for him!!!