List of international goals scored by Bobby Charlton

Sir Robert “Bobby” Charlton CBE is a former football association who made 106 appearances for England between 1958 and 1970. [1] He is England’s second all-time goalscorer, having scored 49 times for his country. [2] He was generally considered to be one of the best midfielders of all time, [3] and was named the Golden Ball winner as European football player of the year in 1966. [4]

Charlton made his international debut for England in April 1958, [5] scoring a goal against Scotland that was described by The Times ‘ football match Geoffrey Green as “surely one of the finest ever seen at Hampden “. [6] He was a prolific goalscorer for England in his first thirteen months, scoring at a rate of a-goal-a-game, culminating with his first hat-trick in international football, against the United States in May 1959. [7 ] He scored his 31st international goal in October 1963 during a 4-0 victory over Wales , and in doing so, became England’s top goalscorer, Passing the previous record jointly held by Tom Finney and Nat Lofthouse . [8] He subsequently lost the record to his teammate Jimmy Greaves in October 1964, [9] but he scored his 45th goal in May 1968. [10] He scored his final international goal during a 4-0 win against Colombia In May 1970, and retired from international football after England were knocked out of the 1970 FIFA World Cup . [7] He remained England’s leading goalscorer until September 2015, when he was surpassed by Wayne Rooney . [2] [8] He subsequently lost the record to his teammate Jimmy Greaves in October 1964, [9] but he scored his 45th goal in May 1968. [10] He scored his final international goal during a 4-0 win against Colombia In May 1970, and retired from international football after England were knocked out of the 1970 FIFA World Cup . [7] He remained England’s leading goalscorer until September 2015, when he was surpassed by Wayne Rooney . [2] [8] He subsequently lost the record to his teammate Jimmy Greaves in October 1964, [9] but he scored his 45th goal in May 1968. [10] He scored his final international goal during a 4-0 win against Colombia In May 1970, and retired from international football after England were knocked out of the 1970 FIFA World Cup . [7] He remained England’s leading goalscorer until September 2015, when he was surpassed by Wayne Rooney . [2] [10] He scored his final international goal during a 4-0 win against Colombiain May 1970, and retired from international football after England were knocked out of the 1970 FIFA World Cup . [7] He remained England’s leading goalscorer until September 2015, when he was surpassed by Wayne Rooney . [2] [10] He scored his final international goal during a 4-0 win against Colombia in May 1970, and retired from international football after England were knocked out of the 1970 FIFA World Cup . [7] He remained England’s leading goalscorer until September 2015, when he was surpassed by Wayne Rooney . [2]

Charlton scored four international hat-tricks; in addition to the one Against the United States, he Scored three goals in a game contre Luxembourg During the 1962 FIFA World Cup qualifiers , and in friendlies contre Mexico and Switzerland . He scored more goals against Northern Ireland than any other team, with six goals, while scored five goals against each of Luxembourg, Portugal, Scotland and Wales. [7] Of Charlton’s 49 goals, 22 were scored in friendlies. In competitive matches, the majority of his goals came during the British Home Championship matches. Charlton scored 16 times in these matches, Including 3 in tournaments which qualify for UEFA Euro 1968 . He scored four goals during FIFA World Cup tournaments, including three goals during the 1966 FIFA World Cup , which won England in the semi-final. [7]

International goals

England score first, Charlton score.
International goals scored by Bobby Charlton [7]
No. Dated arrival cape opponent Score result Competition Ref
1 19 April 1958 Hampden Park , Glasgow , Scotland 1  Scotland 3-0 4-0 1957-58 Home Championship [6]
2 7 May 1958 Wembley Stadium , London , England 2  Portugal 1-0 2-1 Friendly [11]
3 2-1
4 4 October 1958 Windsor Park , Belfast , Northern Ireland 4  Northern Ireland 1-1 3-3 1958-59 Home Championship [12]
5 3-3
6 22 October 1958 Wembley Stadium , London , England 5  Soviet Union 4-0 5-0 Friendly [13]
7 11 April 1959 Wembley Stadium , London , England 6  Scotland 1-0 1-0 1958-59 Home Championship [14]
8 6 May 1959 Wembley Stadium , London , England 7  italy 1-0 2-2 Friendly [15]
9 28 May 1959 Wrigley Field , Los Angeles , United States 11  United States 3-1 8-1 Friendly [16]
10 6-1
11 7-1
12 28 October 1959 Wembley Stadium , London , England 13  sweden 2-3 2-3 Friendly [17]
13 9 April 1960 Hampden Park , Glasgow , Scotland 14  Scotland 1-1 1-1 1959-60 Home Championship [18]
14 8 October 1960 Windsor Park , Belfast , Northern Ireland 18  Northern Ireland 3-1 5-2 1960-61 Home Championship [19]
15 19 October 1960 City Stadium , Luxembourg City , Luxembourg 19  luxembourg 1-0 9-0 1962 FIFA World Cup Qualification [20]
16 2-0
17 7-0
18 23 November 1960 Wembley Stadium , London , England 21  Wales 2-0 5-1 1960-61 Home Championship [21]
19 10 May 1961 Wembley Stadium , London , England 23  mexico 2-0 8-0 Friendly [22]
20 6-0
21 7-0
22 28 September 1961 Highbury , London , England 27  luxembourg 3-0 4-1 1962 FIFA World Cup Qualification [23]
23 4-1
24 22 November 1961 Wembley Stadium , London , England 30  Northern Ireland 1-0 1-1 1961-62 Home Championship [24]
25 2 June 1962 Estadio Braden Copper , Rancagua , Chile 36  argentina 2-1 2-1 1962 FIFA World Cup [25]
26 29 May 1963 Tehelné pole , Bratislava , Czechoslovakia 42  Czechoslovakia 3-1 4-2 Friendly [26]
27 2 June 1963 Zentralstadion , Leipzig , East Germany 43  East Germany 2-1 2-1 Friendly [27]
28 5 June 1963 St. Jakob Park , Basel , Switzerland 44 switzerland 1-0 8-1 Friendly [28]
29 5-1
30 8-1
31 12 October 1963 Ninian Park , Cardiff , Wales 45  Wales 4-0 4-0 1963-64 Home Championship [8]
32 17 May 1964 Estádio Nacional , Lisbon , Portugal 50  Portugal 2-1 4-3 Friendly [29]
33 27 May 1964 Downing Stadium , New York City , United States 52  United States 8-0 10-0 Friendly [30]
34 10 April 1965 Wembley Stadium , London , England 57  Scotland 1-0 2-2 1964-65 Home Championship [31]
35 20 October 1965 Wembley Stadium , London , England 59  austria 1-0 2-3 Friendly [32]
36 2 April 1966 Hampden Park , Glasgow , Scotland 63  Scotland 4-2 4-3 1965-66 Home Championship [33]
37 4 May 1966 Wembley Stadium , London , England 64  Yugoslavia 2-0 2-0 Friendly [34]
38 16 July 1966 Wembley Stadium , London , England 69  mexico 1-0 2-0 1966 FIFA World Cup [35]
39 26 July 1966 Wembley Stadium , London , England 72  Portugal 1-0 2-1 1966 FIFA World Cup [36]
40 2-0
41 16 November 1966 Wembley Stadium , London , England 76  Wales 3-1 5-1 1966-67 Home Championship ,
UEFA Euro 1968 qualifying
[37]
42 21 October 1967 Ninian Park , Cardiff , Wales 78  Wales 2-0 3-0 1967-68 Home Championship ,
UEFA Euro 1968 qualifying
[38]
43 22 November 1967 Wembley Stadium , London , England 79  Northern Ireland 2-0 2-0 1967-68 Home Championship ,
UEFA Euro 1968 qualifying
[39]
44 3 April 1968 Wembley Stadium , London , England 82  spain 1-0 1-0 UEFA Euro 1968 qualifying [40]
45 22 May 1968 Wembley Stadium , London , England 84  sweden 2-0 3-1 Friendly [10]
46 8 June 1968 Stadio Olimpico , Rome , Italy 86  Soviet Union 1-0 2-0 UEFA Euro 1968 [41]
47 7 May 1969 Wembley Stadium , London , England 91  Wales 1-1 2-1 1968-69 Home Championship [42]
48 21 April 1970 Wembley Stadium , London , England 100  Northern Ireland 3-1 3-1 1969-70 Home Championship [43]
49 20 May 1970 Estadio El Campín , Bogotá , Colombia 101  colombia 3-0 4-0 Friendly [44]

Breakdown

Goals by year [45]
year Apps Goals
1958 6 7
1959 7 5
1960 8 6
1961 9 6
1962 8 1
1963 10 6
1964 8 2
1965 5 2
1966 15 6
1967 4 2
1968 8 3
1969 9 1
1970 9 2
Total 106 49
Goals by competition [45]
Competition Goals
Friendlies 22
British Home Championship 16 [a]
FIFA World Cup Qualification 5
UEFA European Championship tournaments [a]
FIFA World Cup tournaments 4
UEFA European Championship tournaments 1
Total 49
Charlton in 2010

Notes

  1. ^ Jump up to:b Three of Charlton’s goals in matches which were part of both the British Home Championship and the UEFA Euro 1968 qualifying campaign.

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  24. Jump up^ Green, Geoffrey (November 23, 1961). “Irish Blanket Defense Outwits England” . The Times (55246). London. p. 3 – via Gale . (Subscription required ( help )) .
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