24. Bobby Charlton
No list of the top 25 footballers of all-time would be complete without Sir Bobby Charlton’s inclusion. The Man U legend was simply that — a legendary footballer who paved the way for many to follow in his footsteps. He was also the type of guy an entire nation could get behind. When England won the World Cup in 1966, Charlton won the Ballon d’Or for his prowess as one of the world’s biggest offensive threats.
The impact he had on English football is hard to exactly quantify. He was among the leading figures who aided in bringing English football to the forefront of the European game. Charlton was not only instrumental in helping to make Manchester United a global brand, but also in galvanizing The Three Lions into a very formidable side.
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