Football Legends | The players who built British football
CHANNEL | Radio 5 Live
FIRST BROADCAST | 01 February 1999
DURATION | 23 minutes 55 seconds
Sir Bobby Charlton talks about his early years in the North East and the three career choices open to a lad from Ashington: the pit, the navy or football. He remembers his playing career at Manchester United, the fateful Munich air crash that claimed so much young footballing talent, and the crowning achievement of a World Cup victory in 1966 with England.
Sports commentary removed for copyright reasons.
Bobby Charlton came second in the BBC Sports Personality of the Year Award in 1958 and again in 1959. In 2008, he received the BBC Sports Personality of the Year Lifetime Achievement Award.
One of England's greatest players on his regrets at retiring at 50.
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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