Jack Charlton tributes from Prime Minister to Sir Geoff Hurst as football salutes Leeds United and England legend

LEGENDS of football from past to present and even the Prime Minister have paid tribute to record-breaking Leeds United and England great Jack Charlton.

Saturday, 11th July 2020, 12:32 pm

The former Whites and Three Lions defender passed away on Friday aged 85 after a long-term illness following a career that will always leave a lasting legacy on the beautiful game.

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The centre-back spent his entire career with Leeds, making a record-breaking 773 club appearances, and Charlton also played every game in the 1966 World Cup as England won the trophy for the only time in their history.

From World Cup winning team mates to more modern day stars, Lee Sobot picks out some of the many glowing tributes.

HISTORIC: Leeds United defender Jack Charlton parades the Jules Rimet trophy after England's 4-2 victory against West Germany in the 1966 World Cup final at Wembley. Picture by Martin Rickett/PA Wire.

Legends past and present pay tribute to Leeds United and England great Jack Charlton

Last updated: Saturday, 11 July, 2020, 12:40

  • Charlton passed away aged 85 on Friday after long-term illness.
  • Defender made a record-breaking 773 club appearances for the Whites.
  • Centre-back helped England win the 1966 World Cup.
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