Sir Bobby Charlton, the Manchester United legend who was a vital figure in Britain's 1966 World Cup triumph, has kicked the bucket at 86 years old.

Charlton won 106 caps for Britain and scored 49 international goals - records for his country at that point.

During a 17-year first-team career with United, he brought home three European championships and an FA Cup.

Charlton's family said he "passed calmly in the early long periods of Saturday morning".In November 2020, it was reported that Sir Bobby Charlton, the former Manchester United player, had been diagnosed with dementia. Sadly, Charlton passed away and his family, in a statement, expressed their gratitude to those who had supported and cared for him. The family respectfully requested privacy during this time while they mourn the loss of such an iconic figure. Manchester United paid tribute to Charlton, acknowledging his incredible contributions to the club and the soccer community worldwide. Charlton, along with his fellow World Cup winners, had also been diagnosed with dementia, which highlights a growing concern in the world of soccer.

Despite the challenges Charlton faced both on and off the field, he had an exceptional career and was admired for his sportsmanship and integrity. His achievements, character, and service have been etched in history, and his legacy will continue to be celebrated through the work of the Sir Bobby Charlton Foundation. Charlton's loss was felt around the world, with former teammates, colleagues, and soccer enthusiasts expressing their condolences and tributes.

Charlton's passing also underscores the growing concern about dementia in soccer. Earlier World Cup winners such as Jack Charlton and Nobby Stiles, along with other soccer players, have been diagnosed with this condition. Although this news is saddening, it may serve to raise more awareness about the sport's impact on players' long-term health.

Charlton's legacy is not only that of a great soccer legend but also that of a survivor, a leader, and a true inspiration. His life and legacy will continue to be celebrated, and he will remain in the hearts of soccer fans worldwide.