Sir Bobby Charlton

Appearances: 758
Goals: 249

Signed from: Trainee
Debut: 6 Oct 1956 v Charlton Athletic
Left United: 1 May 1973

Honours: League (56/57, 64/65, 66/67), FA Cup (62/63), European Cup (67/68).

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20/12/2010 14:23

United greats: Sir Bobby

Our look at the Reds' greatest-ever players continues with another living legend ... 

As United's record goalscorer and second highest appearance maker, Sir Bobby Charlton was crucial to the success of the Busby Babes in the 1960s.

His appearance record may finally have fallen, but Sir Bobby's record of 249 goals still stands and his Red credentials are bulletproof. Seven decades – as player, then director, now ambassador; he and United are an item for life. Pre- and post-Munich he was there, amassing three league titles and an FA Cup, climaxing with 1968’s European Cup triumph, in which, fittingly, he had the first – and last – word against Benfica.

What they say: "The greatest thing for a manager is to trust the talent. Bobby Charlton never betrayed that trust. It was a privilege to have him play for you." – Sir Matt Busby

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