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Biography

Nobody embodies the values of Manchester United better than Sir Bobby Charlton. Having survived the trauma of the Munich Air Disaster when aged just 20, he played as if every game was for his fallen colleagues, recovering from his injuries to reach the pinnacle for both club and country. In a 17-year playing career with the Reds, he played 758 games and scored 249 goals - both of which were longstanding records until, respectively, Ryan Giggs in 2008 and Wayne Rooney in 2017 surpassed his feats.

  • Position

    Forward

  • Country

    England

  • Date of birth

    11 Oct 1937

  • Joined

    1 Jun 1953

  • United debut

    6 Oct 1956

    v Charlton (H) League

  • Left United

    1 May 1973

‘A day never goes by when I don’t think of them’

 Article

John Aston Jnr was moved by Sir Bobby Charlton’s poignant words about the 1958 Munich Air Disaster.

Benfica 1 United 4

 Video

Match Rewind | Watch one of the greatest nights in United history: the 1968 European Cup final...

United in the Youth Cup: A miscellany

 Article

Explore the Reds' glorious FA Youth Cup history as tickets for the 2022 final at Old Trafford continue to be snapped up.

Goal of the Day: Charlton v Benfica

 Video

On this day in 2016, the South Stand was named after Sir Bobby Charlton. Here's a memorable goal v Benfica in 1968...

  • published time Apr 22Video

Fred and Bruno join esteemed company

 Article

Why midfield pair join a list containing Solskjaer, Cantona, Herd and Sir Bobby.

Your United Pic: Sir Bobby Charlton

 Article

Which photo of the 1960s legend would you love to see on display at Old Trafford?

Your United Pic: Sir Bobby

 Video

Take a quick look at Sir Bobby Charlton in action - and the photos we'd like you to choose from...

  • published time Jan 22Video

United 1 Everton 0

 Video

3 April 2016: Sir Bobby Charlton celebrated a win on the day Old Trafford's South Stand was renamed in his honour...

New banners for Charlton and Law

 Article

Stretford End Flags are behind the tribute, which they hope will raise money for charity.

  • published time Dec 21News

Born in Ashington, made in Manchester

 Video

See Sir Bobby's new banner being unveiled...

  • published time Dec 21Video

Sir Bobby: The Greatest

 Video

This special documentary pays tribute to one of United's - and football's - all-time icons..

Busby's Dream: The Triumph of 68

 Video

Featuring the players, fans' stories and unseen archive from the 1968 European Cup win...

Happy birthday, Sir Bobby!

 Video

Sir Bobby Charlton was born on this day in 1937 - what better way to celebrate than by watching some of his best goals…

MU Foundation donates to legend's project

 Article

Find out how our Foundation is supporting Sir Bobby Charlton's charity work in Cambodia.

  • published time Oct 21News

Sir Bobby's great United goals

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Sir Bobby scored 249 United goals... and we've searched the archive to show our favourites...