Knight John Charles sign now

We, the undersigned, welcome the recent award of a CBE to Mr William John Charles (known as John Charles). However, as Wales' greatest ever footballer and, in our opinion, one of the most talented footballers that the UK has ever produced, we feel that Mr Charles deserves a knighthood.

This is not only for his achievements as a footballer (leading Wales to the World Cup Quarter Finals in 1958, top scorer in the English top league and the season after top scorer in Italy's Serie A, Italian Footballer of the Year - one of only 3 non-Italians to win the award - and many other successes) but also the manner in which he conducted himself.

Known in Italy as "il Buono Gigante" or the Gentle Giant, John became a hero in Turin where he played for several seasons as both centre forward and centre half. When Juve scored he was moved from the forward line into defence, he was so versatile and so good. He was voted Juventus' greatest ever foreign player, he is still revered there.

John Charles was a supremely talented footballer who graced the field for Wales, Cardiff City, Leeds United, Juventus, AS Roma and Swansea. He gave enjoyment to millions through his talent and through his desire to play the game in the proper manner. He has done countless amounts of work for charity and gives pleasure to this day to people who attend football matches in Wales and in Leeds.

We believe that John Charles should be knighted and call upon Her Majesty and Her Government to confer one upon him.

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    A legend Town Swansea Country Wales Football team you support Swansea City
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  • 27 January 2016998. Ian G
    My late father, Bernard Gledhill, was born in Morley in 1926. Like many of his generation, he thought that John Charles was the greatest footballer the world had ever seen, and that there would never, ever, be anyone who came anywhere near him. That's goo
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    Honour a Prince among men Town Cowes Isle of Wight Country UK Football team you support Southampton
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    Rightly deserved both for Wales and representation of the UK whilst playing for Italy Town Cardiff Country Wales UK
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    lives next door to my best friend and is true gent and a good neighbour Town Bradford Football team you support Leeds United
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    The greatest footballer Europe has ever produced Town Newport Country Wales Football team you support Newport County
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    A true gentleman, legend, hero Town Leeds Country UK Football team you support Leeds United
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    A lovely deserving man Town Aberystwyth Country Wales Football team you support Cardiff City AFC
  • 19 November 2015988. Simon M
    Legend! Town Cardiff Country Wales Football team you support Man Utd
  • 15 November 2015987. Stephen Stephens
    He has done enough to get one, he is a great ambasador to the sport Town Neath Country Wales
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    Sounds well, Knight John Charles Town Bodш Country Norway Football team you support LEEDS UTD
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    Honour him now for his services to football Town Champaign Country United States Football team you support Leeds United
  • 21 October 2015983. Lee O
    if 'sir' john charles had been english, he would have recieved this honour many years ago. Town london Country uk Football team you support manchester utd
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  • 09 September 2015975. Tatch Hull
    You are a legend big man. Iechyd da! Town Lisburn City Country Northern Ireland Football team you support Leeds United
  • 26 August 2015974. A W
    A Giant in every sense of the word Town Colwyn Bay Country Wales Football team you support Colwyn Bay

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The Rt Hon Tony Blair MP

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