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The obituary notice of Jack CHARLTON

Ashington, Published in: National. Notable areas: Middlesbrough, Leeds, Sheffield

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JackCHARLTONEngland World Cup winner passes away aged 85.

The former Leeds and England defender who won a World Cup winner's medal in 1966, has died at the age of 85.

Charlton had been diagnosed with lymphoma in the last year and was also battling dementia.

He spent his entire 21-year playing career at Leeds, making a joint club record 773 appearances, before retiring as a player in 1973 and going on to enjoy a successful and colourful career as a manager.

One of English football's most popular and larger-than-life characters, he had spells in charge of Sheffield Wednesday, Middlesbrough, Newcastle and the Republic of Ireland, who he guided to their first major finals at Euro 88 and two more in the space of 10 years.

The statement from Charlton's family read: "Jack died peacefully on Friday 10 July at the age of 85. He was at home in Northumberland, with his family by his side.

" As well as a friend to many, he was a much-adored husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather.

"We cannot express how proud we are of the extraordinary life he led and the pleasure he brought to so many people in different countries and from all walks of life.

"He was a thoroughly honest, kind, funny and genuine man who always had time for people.

"His loss will leave a huge hole in all our lives but we are thankful for a lifetime of happy memories."

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