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Sir Bobby Charlton: The Autobiography: My Manchester United Years

Sir Bobby Charlton The Autobiography My Manchester United Years Bobby Charlton is Manchester United through and through One of the original Busby Babes he has devoted his career to the club playing in games over years and winning everything the game had t

  • Title: Sir Bobby Charlton: The Autobiography: My Manchester United Years
  • Author: Bobby Charlton
  • ISBN: 9780755316205
  • Page: 204
  • Format: Paperback
  • Bobby Charlton is Manchester United through and through One of the original Busby Babes he has devoted his career to the club, playing in 754 games over 17 years, and winning everything the game had to offer He played alongside some of the greats such as Best and Law, suffered devastating defeats and was involved in one of the greatest soccer tragedies of all time HereBobby Charlton is Manchester United through and through One of the original Busby Babes he has devoted his career to the club, playing in 754 games over 17 years, and winning everything the game had to offer He played alongside some of the greats such as Best and Law, suffered devastating defeats and was involved in one of the greatest soccer tragedies of all time Here, for the very first time, he tells the story of those United years, how he tasted FA Cup victory in the emotional final of 1963, won three First Division championships and in 1968 reached the pinnacle of club success winning the European Cup Inevitably, such highs are balanced with no less dramatic lows, such as the 1957 European Cup semi final, the highly charged 1958 FA Cup loss which followed only weeks after the Munich Air disaster, and the 1969 European Cup defeat by Milan The legacy that Bobby Charlton gives to United is beyond compare.

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    1. Bobby Charlton

      Sir Robert Bobby Charlton CBE born 11 October 1937 in Ashington, Northumberland is a former English professional football player who won the World Cup and was named the European Footballer of the Year in 1966 He played almost all of his club football at Manchester United, where he became renowned for his attacking instincts from midfield and his ferocious long range shot.He began to play for United s first team in 1956, and over the next two seasons gained a regular place in the team, during which time he survived the Munich air disaster of 1958 After helping United to win the Football League in 1965, he won a World Cup medal with England in 1966 and another Football League title with United the following year In 1968, he captained the Manchester United team that won the European Cup, scoring two goals in the final to help his team be the first English side to win the competition He has scored goals for England and United than any other player He had made appearances for Manchester United than any other player 758 , a record superseded by Ryan Giggs at the Champions League Final in Moscow on 21 May 2008 Charlton is considered by many to be one of the greatest English players of all time.At the time of his retirement from the England team in 1970, he was the nation s most capped player, having turned out 106 times at the highest level This record has since been eclipsed by Bobby Moore, Peter Shilton and then David Beckham.He left Manchester United in 1973, becoming player manager of Preston North End, but decided management was not for him and left after one season After assuming the post of the director at Wigan Athletic F.C for some time, he became a member of Manchester United s board of directors in 1984 and remains one as of May 2009 He set goalscoring records for both the England team and Manchester United, with both records remaining intact some 35 years after the end of his playing career He was knighted in 1994.

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    1. 17 January 2006. Man Utd cafe, Jakarta.Sir Bobby Charlton: "Don't you have a camera?"Me: *stammering* "Er.I have it somewhere." (searching in panic for my friend who had the bloody cam but nowhere to be seen)*picture finally taken, thanks to another friend who used his cell phone*Me: "thanks a lot Sir, an honor to meet you."*hurriedly ushered away by the super paranoid/inflexible security officer**but…aking with joy*That's my once in a lifetime experience meeting with this legend. I was defini [...]


    2. My very earliest Manchester United memories go back into the mists of my time. Holding onto my father's hand being led through the crowds at Old Trafford. Passing the Munich memorial, smelling the liniment. Through the spine of the side I first watched, were the survivors from the '58 team.Harry Gregg in goal. Shay Brennan at full back. Billy Foulkes in central defence. Dennis Viollet in attack, and Bobby Charlton playing on the wing. Through the decade of the sixties, through my early teen year [...]


    3. Very hard for a lifelong Liverpool fan to give this five stars but the book deserves it for its insights, honesty and for documenting so vividly the apprenticeship and career of a truly great footballer. Nothing like the cliched, anodyne rubbish that is usually served up as footballing autobiography.


    4. Sir Bobby Charlton, it is his autobiography (which he does in two parts, one United and one England). It was a long awaited release. He goes back through his life, childhood, playing for United and speaks about modern day United and his love of a certain Paul Scholes in particular. It was such an incredible read and interesting to get a personal account of the man who seen it all in the brilliant and devastating times of Manchester United. The part about Munich is incredibly sad. Every United an [...]


    5. This book is an excellent read for a football fan, especially if you are a Manchester United fan. You can't be a Manchester United fan and not know its colorful history or not know about the Busby Babes or Munich or Sir Bobby Charlton. Not knowing those is like walking into Old Trafford and NOT see the statue of Sir Bobby Charlton, Denis Law and George Best. Sir Bobby Charlton is a legend. I would totally recommend this book to anyone who loves the beautiful game.


    6. There are plenty of other reviews, so I won't go on too much. But I will say that this is THE finest sports biogaphy, or autobiography, I've ever read.It's not just that it's a wonderful, moving, and as we all know, tragic story - it's the way it is written. Quite clearly the collaboration between Bobby Charlton and James Lawton has worked superbly.I do have just one complaint, though - why does Charlton insist, throughout the book, on referring to the late, great Sir Matt Busby as "the Old Man" [...]


    7. Sir Bobby Charlton's autobiography is amazing. He gives such an amazing look into the "Busby Days," and shows so much emotion to soccer as a sport and Manchester United as a club. Sir Bobby also gave such a insight about the Munich Air Disaster, in how it traumatized him and how it was from his point of view. Sir Bobby Charlton also gives a huge positive view of winning the World Cup in 1966. His book moved me with his highs and lows, especially Munich. Sir Bobby Charlton's autobiography is for [...]


    8. Great book, written by one of the true gentlemen of the game. Sir Bobby talks honestly about his life in football both as a player, manager and director - from the high points of the 1966 World Cup victory and the 1968 European Cup win over Benfica (in which he scored twice) - to the horrifying tragedy of the Munich air disaster of 1958, and the real sadness you sense when Sir Bobby talks about the demise of his friend, George Best.I found this book a little jumpy at times in terms of dates (in [...]


    9. No wonder Sir Bobby is a football "ambassador". He's got well honed political skills after serving on the United board for over a quarter of a century and representing English football on the biggest stages. Therefore, this book is a very "diplimatic" account of life at Old Trafford. The only time he opens up is to defend his wife's honour after comments made in another book by his older brother Jack. That sequence and his vivid and poignant account of the aftermath of the Munich disaster saves [...]


    10. A fantastic football biog in which one of the game's great gentlemen tries to make sense of his survival from the Munich air disaster and uses a natural footballing ability, augmented by hard graft and the outstanding coaching of the legendary Jimmy Murphy, to rebuild Manchester United for The Old Man, Sir Matt Busby. Even Man U-detractors (like me) will like this book.


    11. For anyone who grew up in the sixties glory days of English football this is an essential read. Bobby Charlton is still agreat ambassador for the game and remains one of only two English players to have won a European Cup and World Cup winners medal.The passages about the Munich air crash are very poignant and excellently written.


    12. A great read! Epitomizes the spirit of football itself. Sir Bobby Charlton is a great example of a player who ensured the game always stood at the top, not a person. Salute to one of the greats, and the Busby years. Enchanting book, one for anybody who has ever watched, played or discussed football.


    13. A must read for any United supporter. Sir Bobby is a person inseparably connected with this club, a legend and one of the best footballers playing for the Red Devils. His autobiopgraphy is a great inside view of the club's matters and history. Very modest, very honest and with a light humour is a read any football fan can enjoy.


    14. Mindegy, hogy szereted-e a labdarúgást vagy a Manchester Unitedot a bevezető és az, ahogyan a müncheni tragédiáról ír ezen a néhány oldalon át nagyon hatásos. Teljesen egyetértek avval az állítással, ami a könyv hátulján olvasható: "They are the most powerful pages ever written in a football book."Egy jól megírt bevezető. Ennyi kellett ahhoz, hogy felejthetetlenné váljon ez a könyv.


    15. Can someone help me,how do I read itCoz I can't find the read buttonI just downloaded this app so I don't know much


    16. Excellent memoir of the days when football was less of a business and much less tribal than it is now. A true gentleman of the game.


    17. If you are a fan of Manchester United, England or Sir Bobby then this is the book for you. Chronicling the life of one of the games legends.



    18. Great insight into a footballer's life, particularly a legend who worked with other legends. Definitely for the football fan, even more so a Man United fan. Well written sports book.


    19. Nice recount of his club years; gripping re telling of Munich, you can see how it shaped him. Football was better then. Purer. Simpler.




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