About the BookSir Bobby Charlton is widely acknowledged as the greatest soccer player ever to wear an England shirt. He won over a hundred caps and scored a record number of goals. Here in the second part of his bestselling autobiography, Sir Bobby talks in detail about his phenomenal international career.
During the 22 years he played for his country, he was involved in some of the greatest England games of all time. The 9-3 thrashing of Scotland, the 1962 and 1970 World Cup games against the Brazilians, the classic 1970 World Cup quarter-final against West Germany - and of course, the triumph in 1966.
Sir Alf Ramsey described Charlton as 'the linchpin' of the '66 World Cup-winning campaign. In the final he neutralised the hugely influential Franz Beckenbauer, but it was the semi-final against the Portuguese that many regard as Charlton's greatest game. His ability to create space, his crisp passing and his two goals saw off one of the great teams of that era.
Now for the very first time, Sir Bobby talks openly about his England career. From breaking into the squad at 20, barely two months after the horror of the Munich air crash, to the highs of '66 and the lows of '70, his story encompasses drama, passion, goals, controversies, classic matches, world-class players and moments of footballing genius.