Sir Bobby Charlton was born in 1937 in Ashington, Northumberland. He joined Manchester United as a professional in 1954 and made his first team debut in October 1956. He was voted European Player of the Year in 1966 and won the FA cup, three Division One championships and the European Cup with United. He joined the board of the club in 1984, a position he still holds today. Bobby Charlton was a key member of the victorious England World Cup side in 1966. He was awarded the OBE in 1969, the CBE in 1973 and was knighted in 1994, the first footballer to gain such an honour since Sir Stanley Matthews in 1965.
The long awaited autobiography of Bobby Charlton kicks off (excuse the pun) with Volume 1 and his years at Manchester United. This covers the lows with the tragedy of the Munich air disaster in 1958 and the highs with the thrill of winning the 1968 European Cup final. There are plenty of triumphs, losses and anecdotes for Charlton to recall, and the love he has for the club and the game is evident in every page.