How tall was Jack Charlton

Jack Charlton's Height

6ft 1 ½ (186.7 cm)

English former professional footballer, best remembered for playing with Leeds United, winning the World Cup in 1966 and managing the Republic of Ireland. In 1971 Jack gave his height as "6ft 1 ½ ins" and weight as "13st 2lb"

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Average Guess (13 Votes)
6ft 1.75in (187.3cm)
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 27/Jul/20
Rob, where does this leave World Cup 66’ goalkeeper Gordon Banks?


Obviously nowhere the 6ft1 he was listed at if Jack was officially at this mark
Editor Rob
I've seen banks in person, he was like 5ft 10 maybe but had shrunk obviously, I don't know his peak.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 25/Jul/20
Rob, this article describes Big Jack as being a lofty 6ft5½

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Editor Rob
Could understand 6ft 2.5 description as at times he looked quite tall, but 6ft 5.5 is a bit of an exaggeration!
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 13/Jul/20
Head and shoulders above the others on that World Cup team
Nik Ashton said on 12/Jul/20
@ Sandy Cowell - That’s true but people of all heights fabricate their height, Jack didn’t. Leeds United won for Jack today.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 12/Jul/20
Very saddened to hear of his passing. Over here (Eire) he will be particularly missed!
Nik Ashton said on 11/Jul/20
R.I.P Jack Charlton.
Hong said on 11/Jul/20
Click Here 6ft1.5? I always taught he looked taller like 6ft3.Here he is with solid 6ft4 Nial Quinn"who always looked more in the 6ft5 range when compared to the other footballers he was with.I personally think Quinn was 6ft4.5 and downgraded to 6ft4.RIP big Jack thanks for the memories.
Gladstone Screwer said on 11/Jul/20
@Sandy Cowell. Come on Sandy - Bobby Moore was England captain in ‘66. Tut tut !
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 5/Jun/20
@ Nik - He has no reason to fabricate his height, standing in excess of 6ft1! I know things like that happen, but is it really necessary? He's comfortably tall!

6ft1.5 😉👍
Editor Rob
Most folk would probably give Jack 6ft 2 in his playing days, he was a towering presence on the field.
Nik Ashton said on 1/Jun/20
@ Rob - Please add Sir Bobby Charlton! He is listed as 5’8”!
Nik Ashton said on 30/May/20
He must be at least seven inches above average for his age!
Nik Ashton said on 30/May/20
Look at this:

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He was one of four brothers, from Ashington in Northumberland.

The average guess is 6’1.66” (11 votes!) and there are 11 comments on this page!
MIKE JOHNSON said on 4/May/20
What does it change being an inch or two taller?Was he fast,strong,handsome? Was he a team leader?did he score many goals?that is relevant
Nik said on 21/Oct/19
This gentleman is very honest!
Keith Ormond said on 29/Oct/18
There's no way Jack Charlton is any less than 6'2 even now. Met him in the local shopping centre about 18months ago... Bless him he's diminishing in every sense of the term but I'd have to say he was over 6'3 in his day. Niall Quinn I'd say 6'5. McGrath maybe 6'1ish. The likes of Roy keane though goes the other way 5'8.5 tops, he was unbelievably small and weedy looking... Small man syndrome coupled with a Cork inferiority complex! Met alot of Irish, Liverpool and Newcastle players over the years... Amazing how footballers can be surprisingly shorter or taller than you'd imagined! Shearer 5'10.25, Kevin Nolan 6'1.25 but built with it.
Ferdinand said on 19/Sep/18
Seeing as there’s quite a bit of chat about Irish footballers in these comments, what do you reckon to Paul McGrath’s height? He’s always described as a pretty tall guy in his prime (Norman Whiteside, who himself is listed 6’2”, described McGrath as “a big, 6’4” guy” in an RTÈ documentary, and “a big six-foot-plus lad” in McGrath’s memoir). However he’s listed everywhere as 6’ flat, and I can’t find a picture that makes his height easy to guess...
Editor Rob
McGrath once described himsef as 6ft 2 on twitter.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 3/May/18
Cascarino was actually 6ft3 by Rob’s estimation but claimed 6ft2. Quinn is a good 6ft4. I saw him up close back in 2002 the homecoming in Dublin during the homecoming and was roughly my height.
jessman said on 28/Apr/18
Rampage....i can't see Jack lower than 6'2 in 1966. Maybe the height he gave in 1971 was a later in the day measurement, or there was an error? When Jack managed Ireland he was as tall as the bigger guys like Bonner and Cascarino (both 6'2 range) but not as tall as Quinn, who is genuine 6'4. Jack was taller than Mick Mccarthy...who gets 6'1 and 6'2 listings but was probably 6'1 max. My conclusion....Jack was over 6'2 as a player and about 6'2 in his fifties when he managed Ireland.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 27/Apr/18
Jessman he certainly gives 6ft3 impression in the 1966 World Cup photos. Looks bloody massive compared to his brother and everyone else...
Bazza said on 27/Apr/18
I always had him, and seen him listed around 6'3 so this surprises me a little, although footballers in general were very short and mostly all under 6 feet in the 60's and 70's so probably why Jack seemed to tower everyone even slightly under 6'2 himself.
jessman said on 26/Apr/18
He looked a good two inches taller than Gordon Banks, who was listed 6'1. They often stood beside each other in England squad photos. Heard Jack described as 6'5 before but this was obviously over-listed. I would have guessed Jack at between 6'2 and 6'3 in his prime. Maybe his lanky build gave the illusion of extra height.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 25/Apr/18
Used to think at least 6ft3! That 66’ squad must’ve been very short
Editor Rob
In his early 70's he was still above 6ft...
Sandy Cowell said on 25/Apr/18
I have never so much as wondered about Jack Charlton's height, but he was in everybody's good books for years after captaining the English team in 1966 to go on to win the World Cup! Yes, and he was affectionately known for years as 'Jackie'! He deserves a page on celebheights, to be sure! 👍

I go along with what is written here - of course! 6ft1.5 it is!⚽🏆

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