Football player and manager. Born in Ashington, Northumberland. Brother of Jack Charlton. He played principally for Manchester United and went on to manage Preston North End. He survived the 1958 Munich air disaster in which eight members of the Manchester United team were killed. Played in the winning England team in the 1966 World Cup. Knighted in 1994. He was a famous wearer of the 'comb over' hairstyle.
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