Sad to see the passing of Sir Bobby Charlton as we look back at his life in relations to Leicester City, being of course the nephew of Leicester defender Stan Milburn as well as coming up against Matt Gillies’s 1963 FA Cup final team, being in the 3-1 Man Utd winning side.
Sir Bobby Charlton also had his role and came out on the Wembley grass for the 2016 Community Shield game between Leicester City and Manchester United.
Sir Bobby Charlton ended his career at Man Utd in a game vs. Chelsea at Stamford Bridge in April 1973. Former Leicester City player Steve Kember played for The Blues in the game ending with a 1-0 win to the home team.
Looking back on the visits to Filbert Street which were a few during the career of Sir Bobby Charlton as Leicester City and Manchester United played constantly in the top tier during the 60’s, but also playing on in to the 70’s finding his last appearance in a game at Filbert Street on the 4th of November 1972. The game ending 2-2, Man Utd goals from Wyn Davies and George Best, John Farrington and Jon Sammels on the scoresheet for Leicester.
Sir Bobby Charlton scored his last goal vs. Leicester City in a 2-2 draw at Filbert Street on the 23rd of December 1967. Denis Law scored the other for Man Utd as John Sjoberg and Alan Tewley hit the net for Leicester City.
He played in the England national team in a great number of games together with Gordon Banks, as both were in the 1966 World Cup winning line-up. Sir Bobby Charlton played his last of 106 caps in that 1970 World Cup quarter final vs. West Germany, being substituted at a 2-1 lead for England, to end up with a terrible 3-2 defeat. Gordon Banks missed the game due to food poisoning. They were both on the field when Gordon Banks made his remarkable save vs. Brazil in the same tournament.
He was one of the best players around at his time, later to be living a life in and around Manchester United having a stand at Old Trafford named after him. He was also a director at the club for many years and since his return in 1984 had an important role in and around the premisis.
RIP, Sir Bobby Charlton
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