Jack Charlton's Height
6ft 1 ½ (186.7 cm)
English former professional footballer who played for Leeds United, won the World Cup in 1966 and managed 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 (9 Votes)
6ft 1.58in (186.9cm)
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.
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...
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.
said on 25/Apr/18
Wikipedia lists him as 6'3!
Also Rob would it be fair to have a peak/current height? He'll be 83 next month so he'd probably slightly under 6ft now i would imagine :)
Since he's kind of away from limelight I wasn't sure about listing that...last time I seen him was last year, I'd think he could still look 6ft, and in his early 70's looked above 6ft...
said on 25/Apr/18
Used to think at least 6ft3! That 66’ squad must’ve been very short
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!⚽🏆