England football icon Sir Bobby Charlton passed away at the age of 86. Charlton played 106 times for England and scored 49 goals (both records at the time) and was instrumental in England’s only FIFA World Cup triumph in 1966. But he was more than a iconic footballer, he was revered as a person of integrity, honour and loyalty.
His club career with Manchester United spanned 17 seasons and included 3 league titles, a European Cup and FA Cup. He was also credited at finding United’s greatest ever Manager, Sir Alex Ferguson and was a solid rock of support for Ferguson throughout his tumultuous management career.
BBC Sport‘s Simon Stone joined ESPN‘s Joey Lynch & Box2Box‘s own Rob Gilbert to reflect on the remarkable football journey of Sir Bobby Charlton.
Listen to the full interview here: