Former Crewe Alexandra youth coach Barry Bennell has been charged with eight counts of child sexual abuse.
He has been under investigation by Cheshire Police regarding historical allegations.
The charges relate to two victims, and the offences are alleged to have taken place between 1980 and 1987.
A Crown Prosecution Service spokesperson said: “Today, 7 March, former professional football coach Barry Bennell, 63, was informed that he has been charged with eight counts of non-recent child sexual abuse, following an investigation by Cheshire Police.
“He will appear via video link at South Cheshire Magistrates’ Court on Monday, 13 March in relation to these charges."