• Stiles dies at 78

Bobby Charlton, world champion with England in 1966 and

Manchester United


, has been diagnosed with dementia.

Manchester United reported the player's illness and assured that everyone at the club "is very affected by the news" and that they will give "love and support" both to him and to his family.

Charlton, 83, spent 17 years at Manchester United, a team with which he played

758 games and scored 249 goals


With the 'Red Devils' he won three English leagues, an FA Cup and a European Cup.

In addition, he was

one of the survivors of the Munich plane crash in 1958

that ended with the death of eight of the team members.

With the English team, Charlton played

106 games and scored 49 goals

, being, until Wayne Rooney's explosion, the top scorer in the history of England.

He was part of the team that was crowned world champion in the tournament held in England.

In his individual record, the

1966 Ballon d'Or

and the 1967 and 1968 Silver Balls stand out.

In July, Charlton's brother Jack passed away, also diagnosed with dementia.

The announcement of the disease occurred two days after the death, at the age of 78, of

Nobby Stiles

, a former teammate at United and the English team.

According to the criteria of The Trust Project

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