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John Charles Leeds United Memory Greeting Card #lufc
John Charles Leeds United Memory Greeting Card #lufc
Memory Greeting Cards

John Charles Leeds United Memory Greeting Card #lufc

Regular price £6.95 £0.00

 A Fine Art Print on a Greeting Card, not only a Greeting Card but also an excellent historical time record of a loved family member, which will be kept in the family for generations.

The size of the card is A5 (A4 folded) printed onto a heavy 240gsm card stock. 4 styles; Birthday, Christmas, Father's Day and Plain all have the greetings inside the plain is for when everything has been filled in, it can be framed showing the the Fine Art print in all its glory. 

All watermarks are removed from your purchase 

Welsh football player William John Charles CBE (27 December 1931 – 21 February 2004) could play center-forward or center-back. Mostly recognized for his first tenure at Leeds United and Juventus, he was considered by several people as the best all-around football player to originate from Wales. Charles is regarded as one of the all-time great football players at times.

Charles went from Swansea Town, his native club, to Leeds United in 1949, where he started his career. Because of his power, speed, technique, vision, talent in the air, and eye for goal, he was equally skilled as a striker and defense. Charles was played more often as a forward after his return from National Service in 1952, and in 1954 he led the Second Division in goals scored. He was elected club captain the next year, and he guided the team to promotion and second place in his debut season in that role. Charles finished the 1956–57 season with Leeds in ninth position and as the top scorer in the First Division. After Charles joined Juventus in the summer of 1957, he teamed up with Giampiero Boniperti and Omar Sívori, and the three of them became known as The Holy Trident. He won the Coppa Italia twice and the Scudetto three times in his five seasons with the team. He was also named the 1957–58 season's capocannoniere winner. Charles went back to Leeds in 1962, but his stay was short-lived since he was used to playing in Italy. By the end of the year, he had joined Roma. After returning home to play for Cardiff City, Charles managed players at Hereford United and Merthyr Tydfil to round out his non-league career. Because he never kicked or purposely injured an opponent player, he was never warned or dismissed throughout his whole career [6]. This gave rise to the moniker Il Gigante Buono (The Gentle Giant), which he earned while playing for Juventus.(5) He was inducted into the Football Hall of Fame as one of the first honorees in 2002, and he was included among the Football League 100 Legends in 1998.

From 1950 to 1965, he was a member of the Welsh national team for fifteen years. He competed for Wales in the 1958 FIFA World Cup with his brother Mel Charles. He scored in a 1-1 tie with Hungary during the tournament, but he was hurt in a play-off matchup with the same team. Pelé scored the game's winning goal as Wales fell 1-0 and were eliminated from the quarterfinal encounter against Brazil. Jimmy Murphy, the manager of Wales, expressed his opinion that Wales may have won if Charles had been healthy.

In November 2003, Charles was selected as the Golden Player of Wales by his national association. In 2004, UEFA celebrated its 50th anniversary by asking each of its 52 member associations to choose one player as the single most outstanding player of the 1954–2003 era.


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