George Best

George Best

Northern Irish footballer
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George Best (22 May 1946 – 25 November 2005) was a Northern Irish professional footballer who played as a winger, spending most of his club career at Manchester United. A highly skillfull dribbler, Best is regarded as one of the greatest players of all time. He was named European Footballer of the Year in 1968 and came sixth in the FIFA Player of the Century vote. Best received plaudits for his playing style, which combined pace, skill, balance, feints, two-footedness, goalscoring and the ability to get past defenders.

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George Best was born on Wednesday, 22 May 1946 in Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK. His full name at birth was George Best. He was best known as a professional football player. Best's country of citizenship (nationality) was Northern Irish. He died on Friday, 25 November 2005 in London, England, UK at the age of 59. George attended high school at Grosvenor High School. He was 5' 9" (175 cm) tall with an athletic build. He had blue eyes and dark brown hair (color). His net worth was reported to be $250,000 US dollars. His zodiac star sign was Gemini.

You can find people similar to George Best by visiting our lists Association footballers from Belfast and Expatriate sportspeople from Northern Ireland in Australia.

Full name at birth
George Best
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Arguably Britain's best and most famous football player
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Date of birth
22 May 1946
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Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK
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Date of death
25 November 2005
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59 (age at death)
Place of death
London, England, UK
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Cause of death
due to complications from the immunosuppressive drugs he needed to take after being controversially granted an NHS liver transplant in 2002
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5' 9" (175 cm)
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$250,000 USD
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High school
Grosvenor High School
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I used to go missing a lot... Miss Canada, Miss United Kingdom, Miss World.
  • As a child, he was an avid supporter of Wolverhampton Wanderers F.C.
  • Won the European Cup with Manchester United (1968).
  • European player of the year (1968).
  • Won league titles with Manchester United (1965, 1967).
  • After years of alcohol abuse, by late 2001 he was told by doctors that he would need a liver transplant to save his life. In July 2002 he controversially received a new liver on the NHS, but soon began drinking again and sparking fears that he would need a second transplant.

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