LONDON — Jack Charlton, a soccer star who was part of the England team that won the 1966 World Cup and who later shaped Ireland’s national team as its manager in the late 1980s and early 1990s, died on Friday. He was 85.
His family said in a statement that Mr. Charlton had “died peacefully” at his home in Northumberland, in northern England.
“We cannot express how proud we are of the extraordinary life he led and the pleasure he brought to so many people in different countries and from all walks of life,” the statement read.
He had received a diagnosis of lymphoma last year and also had dementia, according to the BBC.
Mr. Charlton’s playing career was spent entirely at Leeds United, a club in northern England, where he formed part of one of the dominant teams of the 1960s and ’70s. The Charlton name was written indelibly into the history of English football when he and his brother Bobby, who was a star player at Manchester United, helped England lift the World Cup in 1966.