The legend of island football has left. Jack Charlton died at age 85

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Jack Charlton after the Leeds FA Cup triumph in 1972.


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The club website United informed about the death of Jack Charlton on Friday after a long illness.

He played as a stopwatcher and came to Leeds at the age of 15 in 1950. He wore his jersey until 1973. He won the league with the club (1969), the Cup (1972) and twice in the Fair Cup (1968 and 1971). In total, he scored a record 773 competition starts for Leeds.

In 1966, alongside his brother Bobby, who combined his career with Manchester United, he won the world title at the World Cup. Together they played for England in 35 matches.

At the end of his playing career, he became a coach, leading Middlesbrough, Sheffield Wednesday and Newcastle United.

However, he achieved the greatest recognition as the national team coach of Ireland. Under Charlton, it reached the 1988 European Championships and twice the World Championships (1990 and 1994). For his achievements, Jack Charlton received honorary Irish citizenship.

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