Jack Charlton OBE, Motivational Speaker, England 1966 Squad, After Dinner Speaker, Ex-England Footballer, "Big Jack", as he is affectionately known throughout the game of football, is a soccer legend. Outspoken, fearless in defence and no respecter of authority, Jack influenced the game in a career which spanned decades. A member of the England World Cup-winning team in 1966, he went to greater fame as Manager of the Republic of Ireland team in 1986. Jack’s career started in his native North East at Ashington, but he signed for Leeds Utd in 1952 and spent. 21 years with the club, scoring 70 League goals for them - a rare total for a centre half. He managed Middlesbrough from 1973-77, guiding them to the ‘74 Second Division Championship by a record margin of 15 points. He then managed Sheffield Wednesday from 1977-83 and Newcastle from 1984-85. He won 35 caps for England, playing alongside his illustrious brother Bobby, better known to Jack as "Wor Kid".

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"Big Jack", as he is affectionately known throughout the game of football, is a soccer legend. Outspoken, fearless in defence and no respecter of authority, Jack influenced the game in a career which spanned decades.

A member of the England World Cup-winning team in 1966, he went to greater fame as Manager of the Republic of Ireland team in 1986.

Jack’s career started in his native North East at Ashington, but he signed for Leeds Utd in 1952 and spent. 21 years with the club, scoring 70 League goals for them - a rare total for a centre half. He managed Middlesbrough from 1973-77, guiding them to the ‘74 Second Division Championship by a record margin of 15 points.

He then managed Sheffield Wednesday from 1977-83 and Newcastle from 1984-85.
He won 35 caps for England, playing alongside his illustrious brother Bobby, better known to Jack as "Wor Kid".

In 1988 he took Ireland to the European Championship Finals in Germany and the 1990 World Cup Finals in Italy where they were beaten by the home team after reaching the Quarter Finals.

They had their revenge over the Italians four years later by beating them 1-0 in the World Cup in America. They reached the second round before being beaten by Holland.

Jack was made a Freeman of Dublin in 1994 to honour the credit he had brought to the national side. He resigned in 1995 and now concentrates on his many after dinner engagements where he is reckoned to be one of the finest sporting raconteurs in the country.

His face is still a familiar addition to the television scene and his powerful motivational speeches are in demand at company seminars nationwide.
*Other football honours include FA Cup; League Cup; Fairs Cup and League Championship Winner’s Medals with Leeds and Footballer of the Year Award in 1967.

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