Sir Bobby Charlton at 80 Documentary 2017


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  • To coincide with his 80th birthday, a very special documentary celebrating the remarkable career of one England's most iconic and greatest ever footballers, Sir Bobby Charlton.nSir Bobby was a key member of the England team that won the World Cup on home soil in 1966 and part of a Manchester United team touched by success and tragedy in equal measure. Charlton survived the Munich air disaster in 1958 which killed several of his teammates dubbed the Busby Babes. He became a crucial figure in the club's resurgence, winning two league titles and, unforgettably in 1968, the European Cup against Benfica. Renowned for his attacking instincts and ferocious long-range shot, until recently he held goalscoring records for England and Manchester United.nHe received a knighthood in 1994 and was awarded the prestigious BBC Sports Personality of the Year Lifetime Achievement Award in 2008. A fiercely proud Englishman, Charlton remains a pivotal figure at Manchester United as an ambassador, club director and close confidante of a succession of managers. He is still working as he approaches his 80th birthday and devotes much of his time to his Find a Better Way charity, which researches ways of detecting and clearing landmines.nThe programme features incredible archive from Sir Bobby's life in football as well as poignant contributions on the Munich crash from survivors, including Sir Bobby himself. We also hear from some of the biggest names in world football, such as Sir Alex Ferguson, Eric Cantona, Sir Geoff Hurst, Denis Law, Harry Gregg, Gordon Banks, David Beckham, Ryan Giggs and Wayne Rooney, plus Bobby's brothers Jack and Tom Charlton, who all pay tribute to the much-loved man.

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