England World Cup winner diagnosed with dementia

England World Cup winner and Manchester United legend ,

Sir Bobby Charlton has been diagnosed with dementia.

sir Bobby Charlton

The news follows the deaths of his older brother Jack in July

 and fellow World Cup-winner Nobby Stiles on Friday,

both of whom had also been diagnosed with dementia.

Sir Bobby, 83, won three league titles,

a European Cup and an FA Cup with United during 17 years at Old Trafford.

He finished his career with spells at Preston and Irish side Waterford.

His wife,

Lady Norma Charlton,

expressed the hope that the knowledge of his diagnosis

first reported by the Telegraph – could help others.

Manchester United said in a statement:

“Everyone at Manchester United is saddened that this terrible disease has afflicted Sir Bobby Charlton

and we continue to offer our love and support to Sir Bobby and his family.”

Joining United in 1953,

he scored 249 goals in 758 games for the club,

long-standing records

which were eventually broken by

Wayne Rooney in 2017

and Ryan Giggs in 2008 respectively.


He was born in Ashington,


But he remained England’s record goal scorer

until Rooney surpassed him against Switzerland in September 2015.

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At the age of 20,

Sir Bobby was a survivor of the Munich air crash of 1958

in which 23 people died,

including eight of his Manchester United team-mates.

In Conclusion to that,

we pray for his speedy recovery

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