Retro Snapshot: Sir Bobby Charlton Poses With His First 100 England Caps, 1970

Chris Wright

16th, September 2011


By Chris Wright

Sir Bobby Charlton poses alongside his vast blue velvet hat collection at his home in Cheshire in May of 1970 after winning his 100th England cap the previous week against Nothern Ireland (scoring his penultimate 48th international goal in the process)…

Ready for your close-up Mr Charlton?

Bobby went on to win another six of these things, the last five of which coming at the Mexico World Cup in the summer of 1970, before he effectively retired from England duty on the plane back home after being knocked out by West Germany in the last eight – with both he and brother Jack politely asking Sir Alf Ramsey not to be considered for any future squads while 30,000 feet over the Atlantic.

[Photos: PA]

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  1. fafaf says:

    Oh god look at the decor…what a time it must have been.

    England lost in the quarters btw, West Germany lost to Italy in that 4-3.

  2. Chris says:

    @fafaf: Doh! Not a good advert for my maths skills. That’s me trying to work out which round the ‘last eight’ would be. Changed now.

  3. :) says:

    wow i didn’t know that last thing about him retiring. that’s impressive-considering he could of had EVEN MORE caps!

  4. Montesquieu says:

    No amount of caps could hide his thinning hair.

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