Bobby Charlton: Biography, Age, Height, Achievements, Family and Career Statistics

In this article, we’ll discuss Bobby Charlton’s life and achievements. Career Stats Personal Life: Some Interesting Facts You Should Know!

Bobby Charlton is regarded as the greatest talented English footballer of all time and is one of the most revered and influential football ambassadors in the game’s long and illustrious history. The knight commander of the British Empire scored 49 goals for the English national team to become England’s record goal scorer and to break the 100-cap barrier, forever cementing his regal image as a righteous trailblazer and mesmerizing soccer royalty. Sir Bobby Charlton, a member of the FIFA 100, was named European Footballer of the Year in 1966 and shared the first PFA Merit Award with Cliff Lloyd in 1974.

Biography of Bobby Charlton

  1. Real Name: Bobby Charlton
  2. Other/Nickname: Bobby, Captain Marvel
  3. Profession: Football Player
  4. Position:  Attacking midfielder
  5. Best Performance: He scored eight goals in 38 appearances for Preston North End in 1974.


Physical Status:

  • Height: In Feet Inches-5′ 8″
  • Weight: In Kilograms-72 kg
  • Body Measurements: N/A
  • Eye Colour: N/A
  • Hair Colour: N/A

Personal Life:

  1. Date Of Birth: 11 October 1937
  2. Place Of Birth: Ashington, Northumberland, England
  3. Nationality: English
  4. Hometown:  Ashington, United Kingdom.
  5. School: N/A
  6. College: N/A
  7. Highest Education qualification: N/a

Family Statistics:

  • Marital Status: Married
  • Wife: Norma Ball (married 1961)
  • Children: Suzanne Charlton, Andrea Charlton
  • Parents: Father-Robert Bob Charlton, Mother- Elizabeth Ellen Cissie Charlton
  • Siblings: Jack Charlton, Tom Charlton 
  • Religion: N/A
  • Other Hobbies: Stock Photos and Images

Career Statistics:

  • Debut International: Scotland (HC) on 19 April 1958, aged 20 years,
  • Current Team: Retired
  • Shirt Number: 21


  • He and his brother Jack helped lead England to a FIFA World Cup victory in 1966.
  • For his contributions to Association Football, the Queen honored him with the titles of “Officer of the Order of the British Empire” (OBE) in 1969, “Commander of the Order of the British Empire” (CBE) in 1974, and “Knight Bachelor” (1994).
  • A legend of English football, he led the unsuccessful campaign to have England host the 2006 FIFA World Cup alongside Geoff Hurst and Michael Owen.
  • His record of 49 goals for England stood until Wayne Rooney surpassed it in 2015.

Lesser-Known Facts:

  • One of the lesser-known facts about Bobby is that his now-iconic comb-over was really a wig given to him by Yul Brynner during the latter’s brief visit to Didsbury in 1959.
  • Bobby used to believe that the hydraulic rams in his legs were activated whenever he was 25 yards or less from the goal and said, “Thundercats are go.”That’s how he explained his famous rocket shots. Those magic words and Norma’s frightened pet cat, Snarf, sparked the cult animation that, 30 years later, would earn Bobby 4 billion pounds.
  • Bobby was advised by Sir Alf Ramsey (father of Gordon) during halftime of the 1970 World Cup quarterfinal versus West Germany that he would be substituted. Since Bobby’s now-iconic response, “Bloody hell, Alf, we normally only get an orange at Man U!” went viral, fans all over the country have imitated his anguish in the locker room.
  • Finally, and perhaps most shockingly, our Bobby was born without a thumb on his right hand and therefore had to learn to use his left hand to handle his postgame pint. 

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