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Jack Charlton, former England World Cup winner, dies at 85

Jack Charlton, former England World Cup winner, dies at 85
Saturday 11
12:10 2020

Jack Charlton, a football World Cup winner with England who became the darling of Ireland after leading their national team to unprecedented success as a manager, has died aged 85. A family statement said the former Leeds United defender, who helped England beat West Germany in the 1966 World Cup final at Wembley, died peacefully late on Friday at his home in Northumberland, northern England. "We cannot express how proud we are of the extraordinary life he led and the pleasure he brought to so many people in different countries and from all walks of life," the statement said. "He ...

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Summary: Football great also led Ireland to first major finals at 1988 European Championship and 1990 World Cup quarter-finals.

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