Preview – Sir Bobby Charlton at 80

Bobby Charlton
Photo taken by The Centre for School Design.

Bobby Charlton remains to this day one of England’s, and indeed the world’s, most famous footballers in history.

It’s not just his part in the 1966 World Cup, but also his time at Manchester United where he scored 249 goals in 758 matches for the Red Devils. However, there’s also the tragic side, namely the emotional scars he faced following the Munich air disaster in 1958 which resulted in the death of many of his fellow team mates.

This profile of Sir Bobby looks back on his life and features contributions from Alex Ferguson, Ryan Giggs, Eric Cantona, Rio Ferdinand and Franz Beckenbauer.

Sir Bobby Charlton at 80 is on BBC One at 22.30.