The great Sir Bobby Charlton of Manchester United and England diagnosed with dementia confirms Lady Norma, the wife of the 66 & # 39; hero
Sir Bobby Charlton, the great Englishman and Manchester United, was diagnosed with dementia.
The news was brought to The Telegraph on Sunday with the blessing of the World Cup winner's wife, Lady Norma Charlton.
83-year-old Sir Bobby is the fifth player on the 1966 English World Cup winning team to be diagnosed with a neurological disorder.
Bobby Charlton, the icon of England and Manchester United, was diagnosed with dementia
His diagnosis comes just days after the death of his former teammate Nobby Stiles and three months after the death of his older brother Jack at the age of 85.
Both were diagnosed with dementia in later years.
The Telegraph reports that Lady Norma hopes the news can "help others" now.
Sir Bobby was represented every minute of the 1966 English World Cup. In the same year, the revered former midfielder also won the Ballon d & # 39; Or.
He is considered one of the best footballers in history.
The icon scored 249 goals in 758 appearances for United and was a key player in the club's first European Cup triumph in 1968.
Sir Bobby was a survivor of the tragic Munich air disaster of 1958 that killed 23 people on board.
Until the end of last season, he was seen regularly at Lady games alongside Lady Norma.