Football Legends | The players who built British football
CHANNEL | Radio 5 Live
FIRST BROADCAST | 29 September 1997
DURATION | 21 minutes 24 seconds
Jack Charlton played centre-half for Leeds United for over 20 years and was part of England's victorious World Cup team in 1966. He later became manager of Middlesbrough, Sheffield Wednesday, Newcastle United and, for almost a decade, the national team of the Republic of Ireland. In this interview with Jimmy Armfield, Charlton talks about his early days working at a coal mine, the start of his football career and the World Cup match that made the entire squad the stuff of legend.
In 1996, the year after he resigned as manager of the Republic of Ireland team, Jack Charlton was awarded honorary Irish citizenship. A life-size statue of him can be found at Cork Airport. He is depicted wearing fishing gear and holding an impressive salmon.
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The record-breaking 'Lion of Vienna', who could 'run, shoot and head'.
Football's clown prince and soccer genius.
The Clarets' favourite son.
Tottenham's 'Welsh Wizard'.
Middlesbrough's left-back with the famous moustache.
England's greatest ever centre-forward.
'Last Minute Reilly' - Scotland's greatest striker.
The game's first £100-a-week player.
'It's a funny old game.'
England's 1966 hero recalls the match that changed his life.
How the Leeds and England player could have been a career miner.
The striker fans called 'The King'.
Top goalkeeper Pat Jennings remembers his long career.
The captain of the 'Lisbon Lions'.
The low-profile World Cup hero.
Player, manager and one of the 'Busby Babes'.
England's greatest goalkeeper.
Footballing royalty in conversation.
Honours at Spurs and an Indian summer at Derby County.
Soccer superstar of the 1970s.
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