George Best

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Best, George,

1946–2005, Northern Irish soccer play, b. Belfast. Regarded as the greatest player ever in British soccer, he was signed by Manchester United in 1961. He first played for the team in 1963, and helped them win two First Division titles (1965, 1967) and the European Cup (1968). Noted for his deft ball control and fine sense of balance as well as on-field theatrics, he was adored by fans. The excesses of his playboy lifestyle contributed to the early end (1974) of his career with Manchester United, with 178 goals in 466 games. His later play with lesser teams, when he was increasingly hampered by alcoholism, never equaled his decade in the First Division.
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I can picture you in bed in Heaven just as you were in Okehampton with Mikey sat on the end of your bed doing your head in, talking about Carol, Man UTD & Georgie Best & you doing his head in talking about Portmanmoor Rd & the model Inn & black and white films, I know in my heart he will keep you safe & always protect you as he idolised you Mam as you did him.
Georgie Best, big Brian Labone The legend Dixie Dean Alan Ball and Bobby Moore All made it in the team.
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Stephen's a great guy and he's very talented but in some ways he's a little bit like a political Georgie Best.
He could do the Georgie Best stuff - pass, dribble, make goals, score goals, and mix it with the best.
While Jack Grealish is no Georgie Best (below), his demotion to training with the Villa youngsters and omission from yesterday's matchday squad, are punishments that would never have been issued to the Northern Ireland icon.
ON the night Manchester United paid tribute to their original dream boy Georgie Best, the current crop of players turned in a display that threatened to put the fans to sleep.
I still look for the likes of Georgie Best, Tommy Lawton, Stanley Matthews, Tom Finney, etc, but alas.
He may not quite be Georgie Best (below) but the big target man from Enniskillen could achieve something the great man never managed - to represent his country at a major finals.
Their brotherly love ended on Saturdays though - he was an Everton fan, his brother followed the Reds, but both loved Georgie Best and they would go to Old Trafford just to watch him.
Or seeing Georgie Best, a skinny kid from Belfast, make his debut for Manchester United on Match of the Day.
I played against Georgie Best, who was a very difficult player to mark because he was as good with his right foot as his left.