BirthdayDecember 27, 1931

Celebrity biographies

  1. About John Charles

    Full name: John Charles
    Also known as: John Charles, Charles, John, William John Charles, CBE
    Professions: Welsh footballer
    Work: Awards

  2. John Charles Measurements

    Height: 6' 2" (1.88 m)

  3. John Charles Death information

    Died: Saturday, 21st of February, 2004 (Age: 72)

  4. John Charles Biography

    William John Charles, CBE (27 December 1931 – 21 February 2004) was a Welsh international footballer who played for Leeds United and Juventus. Rated by many as the greatest all-round footballer ever to come from Britain, he was equally adept at centre-forward or centre-back. He has since been included in the Football League 100 Legends and was inducted into the Football Hall of Fame.He was never cautioned or sent off during his entire career, due to his philosophy of never kicking or intentionally hurting opposing players. Standing at 6 feet 2 inches, he was nicknamed Il Gigante Buono – The Gentle Giant.His brother, Mel Charles and nephew Jeremy Charles, also represented Wales. His grandson Jake Charles currently plays for Huddersfield Town, and has represented Wales at youth level

  5. John Charles Family

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