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George Best


1968 Western european Soccer Player of the entire year who unexpectedly retired within the prime of his job at age 27; obtained 137 goals in 361 looks for Manchester United between 1963 and 1974. He was an associate from the Orange Purchase, which was vital that you his whole family members. He was among the 1st Western soccer players to become celebrity, nevertheless, many experienced this ultimately resulted in his demise. He wedded his first wife, Angela MacDonald-Janes, in 1978 and got his first boy, Calum, in 1981. He and Peter McParland both performed for the North Ireland national group in the 1960s.

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Full Name George Best
Date Of Birth May 22, 1946
Died November 25, 2005, South Kensington, London, United Kingdom
Place Of Birth Belfast, Northern Ireland
Height 1.75 m
Weight 65 kg
Profession Soccer Player
Education Grosvenor Grammar School
Nationality British
Spouse Alex Best, Angie Best
Children Calum Best
Parents Dickie Best, Anne Best
Siblings Ian Best, Barbara Best, Julie Best, Carol Best, Grace Best
Awards Ballon d'Or, BBC Sports Personality of the Year Lifetime Achievement Award
Star Sign Gemini

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1In the early nineteen sixties to show friends his amazing soccer skills, Best would flick a sixpence up into the air with his right foot and it always landed in the breast pocket of his jacket, to their utter amazement.
2He has an illegitimate daughter who was born in the late nineteen sixties. Her identity is a very well kept secret and Best never saw her during his life.
3He is the last man to score six goals in round five of the F.A.Cup. Best achieved this in an unforgettable display in the 8-2 win against Northampton Town on 7 February 1970.
4Diagnosed with cirrhosis of the liver in early 2000.
5He was awarded the BBC Sports Award for Lifetime Achievement in 2002.
6Was once arrested and jailed for drunk driving and assaulting a police officer.
7The Airport in Belfast is called George Best Belfast City Airport.
8Appeared on a TV chat show hosted by Terry Wogan in 1991, in which Best was so drunk, he couldn't string a sentence together.
9As a child, he was an avid supporter of Wolverhampton Wanderers F.C.
10Hospitalized with pneumonia in 2001.
11Admitted to the private Cromwell Hospital in London with a kidney infection and internal bleeding on 3 October 2005. He later died there from a lung infection and multiple organ failure.
12After 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.
13Won the European Cup with Manchester United (1968).
14Won league titles with Manchester United (1965, 1967).
15European player of the year (1968).
16Probably one of the greatest players never to have appeared in a World Cup final. Played for Northern Ireland with 37 caps (appearances), scoring 9 goals.
17Has played for the following clubs in his career: Manchester United (1963-1974), Stockport County (1975), Cork Celtics (1975), Dunstable Town (1974-1975), Los Angeles Aztecs (1976-1978), Fulham (1976-1977), Fort Lauderdale Strikers (1978-1979), Hibernian (1979-1980), San Jose Earthquakes (1980-1981), Bournemouth (1983), Brisbane Lions (1983).
18His ex-wife and his son, Calum Best, reside in Los Angeles, where Best formerly owned a (now-defunct) pub.



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George Best: The Legacy2009Video documentaryHimself
Highway Star: A Journey in Rock2007DocumentaryHimself
Thin Lizzy: Outlawed - The Real Phil Lynott2006TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Late Late Show2003-2005TV SeriesHimself
The Frank Skinner Show2004TV SeriesHimself
Match of the Day at 402004TV Movie documentaryHimself
This Is Your Life1969-2003TV Series documentaryHimself - Guest / Himself
Patrick Kielty... Almost Live!2003TV SeriesHimself
Manchester United: The Official History 1878-20022002Video documentaryHimself (Forward 1961-74)
World Cup Extra2002TV Series documentaryHimself (Guest)
Friday Night with Jonathan Ross2002TV SeriesHimself
Soccerati2002TV Series documentaryPresenter
Parkinson1971-2001TV SeriesHimself
Heart-throbs of the 70s2001TV Movie documentaryHimself
Kelly2000TV SeriesHimself
Gillette Soccer Saturday2000TV SeriesHimself - Expert Analysis (2000-2005)
United in the 90's1999Video documentaryHimself
The Car's the Star1997TV Series documentaryHimself - Jaguar E Type Owner
An Audience with Bruce Forsyth1997TV MovieHimself
TFI Friday1996TV SeriesHimself - Interviewee
The Mrs. Merton Show1995TV SeriesHimself
Kicking & Screaming1995TV Series documentaryHimself
Drugs, Mugs and Thugs1995VideoHimself
This Boy's Story1992Himself
Eusébio: Um jogador de todos os tempos1992DocumentaryHimself - Interviewed
Hindsight1986TV Series documentaryHimself
A Question of Sport1970-1986TV SeriesHimself
6 O'Clock Show1985TV SeriesHimself
Maestro1985TV SeriesHimself - Interviewee
Super Gran1985TV SeriesHimself
Bullseye1984TV SeriesHimself - Special Guest
Pot the Question1984TV Mini-SeriesHimself
Till Death Us Do Part1975TV SeriesHimself
The Alf Garnett Saga1972Himself
The Best in Football1972TV SeriesHimself
Fußball wie noch nie1971DocumentarySoccer Player
Percy1971Himself (uncredited)
Frost on Saturday1969TV SeriesHimself
World in Action1968TV Series documentaryHimself
The Eamonn Andrews Show1966TV SeriesHimself
Cup Fever1965Himself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

The Football Mavericks2015TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
Match of the Day at 502014TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Greatest Footie Ads Ever2012TV MovieHimself
Thin Lizzy: Lynott's Last Stand2010VideoHimself
They Came from Manchester: Five Decades of Mancunian Pop2008TV MovieHimself
Michael Parkinson's Greatest Entertainers2007TV Movie documentaryHimself
8 Out of 10 Cats2005TV SeriesHimself
The Story of Football2002Video documentaryHimself - 1968 European Cup Final, 1968 World Club Cup, 1970 Northampton v Man Utd
Room 1011999TV SeriesHimself
Match of the Eighties1997TV SeriesHimself
Match of the Seventies1995-1996TV SeriesHimself
The World's Greatest Goals: Volume II1990Video documentaryHimself
Who's the Greatest?1990Video documentaryHimself
The 1960's: Music, Memories & Milestones1988Video documentaryHimself (footballer)
Summer of '661986TV SeriesHimself

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1Beckham (David Beckham) didn't deserve to be elected best player in the world. When he can do something else apart from cross perhaps he will. He cannot kick with his left foot, he cannot head a ball, he cannot tackle and he doesn't score many goals. Apart from that he's all right.
2I spent a lot of money on booze, birds and fast cars. The rest I just squandered.
3David Beckham has never impressed me.
4[in 2004] I'm not known for flattering modern-day footballers.
5There are good players, there are great players and there are those few at the pinnacle - the Pelés, Cruyffs and Maradonas.

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