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11 October 1934 (89YRS)
5FT 9" (174cm)
Place of birth
Ashington, England
Senior caps
- Bobby Charlton is England’s third-highest scorer with 49 goals – he was the Three Lions’ top scorer from May 1968, when he broke Jimmy Greaves’ scoring record of 44 goals, until Wayne Rooney broke it in September 2015.

- Charlton scored four hat-tricks for England, with only three players ever scoring more in the history of the Three Lions. Three of those were away from home, with the other coming at Wembley in 1961 against Mexico.

- Bobby Charlton’s first hat trick in 1959 against the USA in a friendly in Los Angeles made him the youngest to score a treble for the Three Lions since Freddie Steele in 1937. Since 1959, only three players have scored an England hat trick aged 21 or younger; Jimmy Greaves (twice), Michael Owen and Theo Walcott.

- Charlton is the all-time top scorer for England at Wembley, netting 23 times in 44 games there.

- Bobby Charlton scored in his first five appearances for England at Wembley, a record for the Three Lions. Only one player has ever scored in more consecutive appearances at Wembley in total, with Wayne Rooney netting in six consecutively between September 2014 and November 2015.

- Bobby Charlton scored 16 goals in 32 caps against the fellow British home nations (6 vs Northern Ireland, 5 vs Scotland, 5 vs Wales), with only Jimmy Greaves and Steve Bloomer scoring more goals against the home nations.

- Bobby Charlton is the third-youngest player to score a penalty for England, netting against the USSR in 1958. Since then, only Marcus Rashford has scored for England aged 21 from the penalty spot (excl. shootouts).