England's 1966 world Cup champion Jack Charlton has died at the age of 85 after a long illness. This is reported on the website of the club вЂњLeeds UnitedвЂќ.
Charlton played as a defender and spent his entire football career at Leeds. For 23 years, the player made 773 appearances for the club, which is the best record in the team's history. Together with Leeds, Charlton won the English championship and the National Cup.
As part of the England team, Charlton won gold at the homeworld Cup in 1966. Two years later, he also helped the team win bronze medals at the European Championships.
After finishing his football career, Charlton worked as a coach. In 1973, he took charge of Middlesbrough and led the club to victory in the second division of the English championship. In 1974, he was recognized as the best coach in the country. In addition, the Englishman managed the Irish national team.