John Charlton is an English former footballer and manager who played as a defender. He was part of the England team that won the 1966 World Cup. He spent his entire club career with Leeds United from 1950 to 1973, helping the club to the Second Division title, First Division title, FA Cup, League Cup, Charity Shield, Inter-Cities Fairs Cup, as well as one other promotion from the Second Division and five second-place finishes in the First Division, two FA Cup final defeats and one Inter-Cities Fairs Cup final defeat. His 629 league and 762 total competitive appearances are club records. He is the elder brother of former Manchester United forward Bobby Charlton, who was also a teammate in England's World Cup final victory. In 2006, Leeds United supporters voted Charlton into the club's greatest ever XI. Called up to the England team days before his 30th birthday, Charlton went on to score six goals in 35 international games and to appear in two World Cups and one European Championship.
About Jack Charlton
Center-half who helped Leeds United win an FA Cup and Division title during his 21-year playing career. He was a member of the English national team from 1965 to 1970.
He played two years in the Leeds United youth system before reaching the senior ranks at age 17.
He managed the Republic of Ireland's national team from 1986 to 1996.
He married Pat Charlton on January 6, 1958; the couple had three children together: John, Deborah, and Peter.
His younger brother Bobby Charlton was a legendary English midfielder.
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