Jack Charlton turns 80

Jack Charlton celebrates his 80th birthday today, so we’ve collected a gallery of photos looking back at his career, including the 1988 win over England, Italia ’90 and the World Cup in USA in 1994.

He won the World Cup as a player as part of the England 1966 team who beat West Germany at Wembley in the final.

The Northumberland born centre-half played with Leeds for the entirety of his club career, while his younger brother, striker Bobby, was renowned for his time at Manchester United.

Jack went on to manage Middlesbrough (twice), Sheffield Wednesday and Newcastle United before his international managerial career brought him to Ireland in 1986.

It was a job he was to hold for ten years before his retirement.

He initially led the team to qualify for Euro 1988, where his team went on to beat England 1-0 in their opening game.

But it was for his two World Cup campaigns that Jackie and his army will always be remembered for.


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