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Jack Charlton

Charlton pictured in November 1969.
Personal information
Full name John Charlton
Date of birth (1935-05-08) 8 May 1935 (age 81)
Place of birth Ashington, Northumberland, England
Height 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Playing position Centre-half
Youth career
1950–1952 Leeds United
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1952–1973 Leeds United 629 (70)
Total 629 (70)
National team
1965–1970 England 35 (6)
Teams managed
1973–1977 Middlesbrough
1977–1983 Sheffield Wednesday
1984 Middlesbrough (caretaker)
1984–1985 Newcastle United
1986–1996 Republic of Ireland
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

We never had a huge squad and we never had a great deal of choice. But in many ways that helps because you've got to make do with what you've got. You don't have too many problems about picking the team you just hope that everyone turns up on the day.
Jack Charlton
The Irish job was something that had to be sorted out.