England’s World Cup winner and former Manchester United player Bobby Charlton diagnosed with Dementia. The Telegraph is the one who reported this sad news with the help of Charlton’s wife, Norma, in the hope of spreading awareness about the disease. His diagnosis will help others too.
A United statement read: “Everyone at Manchester United is saddened that this terrible disease has afflicted Sir Bobby Charlton and we continue to offer our love and support to Sir Bobby and his family,”
The news came two days after the death of one of his former teammates Nobby Stiles. His elder brother Jack also died due to Dementia back in July. Both of them died due to Dementia.
What is Dementia?
Dementia is a condition where the suffered person has lost memory, language, and thinking abilities that can interfere with daily life activities. It is a type of brain disease that affects the brain’s daily functioning—other common symptoms of emotional problems, difficulty with language, and a decrease in motivation. Consciousness is usually not affected.
Bobby Charlton Information
Bobby Charlton was born on 11th October 1937 and was born in Ashington, Northumberland. He debuted for Manchester United in 1956 and played as a midfielder. He was one of the great football players of all time and was a member of the team that won the FIFA World Cup in 1966. He was also awarded Ballon d’Or.
Survivor of the Munich air disaster in 1958, which killed 8 of his United fellow teammates. It was a tragic accident. Charlton led the Manchester United club to their first European Cup 10 years later. They won against Benfica by 4-1.
Charlton was both England’s international and Domestic team’s leading run-scorer. Wayne Rooney surpassed his tallies later.
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