English Premiership

Charlton taken to hospital

2014-10-03 20:01
Bobby Charlton (File)

London - Manchester United legend Bobby Charlton was taken to hospital on Thursday after complaining of stomach pains.

Charlton was playing in a pro-am golf tournament at St Andrews in Scotland when he started to feel unwell.

The 76-year-old initially refused any treatment before eventually allowing an ambulance to take him to the Ninewells hospital in Dundee.

Doctors carried out checks on the former England international and he was released soon after.

Charlton, who survived the 1958 Munich air crash that claimed the lives of several of his team-mates, is regarded among the finest midfielders of his generation and is one of England's greatest players.

He played 758 times in his 20-year spell at United and hit 249 goals to become the club's all-time leading goalscorer.

Charlton won the 1968 European Cup with United and also claimed the English league title three times and the FA Cup once.

With 49 England goals he is the country's record scorer and appeared for England at four World Cups in 1958, 1962, the triumphant campaign in 1966 and in 1970.


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