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Jack Charlton

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Jack Charlton


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    Ashington, Northumberland, England
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  • Position

    Centre Back
  • Height

    6 ft 1.5 in (1.87 m)

Jack Charlton

_Deceased Soccer


John Charlton OBE DL (8 May 1935 – 10 July 2020) was an English footballer and manager who played as a defender. He was part of the England team that won the 1966 World Cup. He spent his entire club career with Leeds United from 1950 to 1973, helping the club to the Second Division title (1963–64), First Division title (1968–69), FA Cup (1972), League Cup (1968), Charity Shield (1969), Inter-Cities Fairs Cup (1968 and 1971), as well as one other promotion from the Second Division (1955–56) and five second-place finishes in the First Division, two FA Cup final defeats and one Inter-Cities Fairs Cup final defeat. His 629 league and 762 total competitive appearances are club records. He was the elder brother of former Manchester United forward Bobby Charlton, who was also a teammate in England's World Cup final victory. In 2006, Leeds United supporters voted Charlton into the club's greatest ever XI. Called up to the England team days before his 30th birthday, Charlton went on to score six goals in 35 international games and to appear in two World Cups and one European Championship. He played in the World Cup final victory over West Germany in 1966, and also helped England to finish third in Euro 1968 and to win four British Home Championship tournaments. He was named FWA Footballer of the Year in 1967. After retiring as a player he worked as a manager, and led Middlesbrough to the Second Division title in 1973–74, winning the Manager of the Year award in his first season as a manager. He kept Boro as a stable top-flight club before he resigned in April 1977. He took charge of Sheffield Wednesday in October 1977, and led the club to promotion out of the Third Division in 1979–80. He left the Owls in May 1983, and went on to serve Middlesbrough as caretaker-manager at the end of the 1983–84 season. He worked as Newcastle United manager for the 1984–85 season. He took charge of the Republic of Ireland national team in February 1986, and led them to their first ever World Cup in 1990, where they reached the quarter-finals. He also led the nation to successful qualification to Euro 1988 and the 1994 World Cup. He resigned in January 1996 and went into retirement. He was married to Pat Kemp and they had three children. He died in July 2020 in his sleep. Charlton died at his home in Northumberland on 10 July 2020 at the age of 85 after suffering from lymphoma and dementia.


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FINDING JACK CHARLTON is the definitive portrait of an extraordinary man; an English World Cup winning legend, who became an Irish hero.


Directed by Gabriel Clarke (Bobby Robson: More Than A Manager; Steve McQueen: The Man & Le Mans) and Pete Thomas (Take His Legs), and shot on location in Ireland and England, the film also details Jack's previously undocumented life with dementia.


The documentary features key characters from throughout Jack's career, including major figures in football, music, film, politics, and, for the first time, Jack's family. These personal perspectives, along with previously unseen archive, are an intimate window into Jack's charismatic personality, his managerial philosophy and offer a new level of understanding into FINDING JACK CHARLTON.


Powerful & uplifting - Paul Doyle, The Guardian


Gripping, heartbreaking, inspirational - Henry Winter, The Times


Alzheimer's Society and The Alzheimer's Society of Ireland are proud official charity partners of Finding Jack Charlton. 5% of Producer s Net profit made from each product sold will be donated to Alzheimer's Society & The Alzheimer's Society of Ireland.


FINDING JACK CHARLTON HERE 👉 https://amzn.to/3kXINoe

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5 hours ago, @owlstalk said:

Gripping, heartbreaking, inspirational

One of those words is putting me off watching it at the moment  😞

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23 minutes ago, @owlstalk said:



Ah not seen that - will check it out

I’ve watched most of these football documentaries and the Everton one, Howard’s Way, is the best by far in my opinion. The one to avoid is the Nicolas Anelka one. You start off thinking he’s a bit of a tvvat, but by the end of it you realize he’s actually far worse. 

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1 hour ago, vulva said:

Cheers. Looks good this. For those who haven’t watched it, the Everton documentary is brilliant as well. 

Hadn’t actually heard of the Everton one. It’s got superb reviews on Amazon, will check it out. 

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Watched Finding JC earlier. Such an excellent film. The standard of football documentaries seems to be getting better every year. 

Jack comes across as such a larger than life figure. What a truly awful disease dementia is. The poor bloke had no recollection of how loved he was in Ireland. 

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