Biography - A Short Wiki
1968 European Soccer Player of the year who unexpectedly retired in the prime of his career at the age of 27; scored 137 goals in 361 appearances for Manchester United between 1963 and 1974.
He married his first wife, Angela MacDonald-Janes, in 1978 and had his first son, Calum, in 1981.
How did George Best die?
George Best's death was caused by alcohol use disorder.
|Cause of death||Alcohol Use Disorder|
|Age of death||59 years|
|Birthday||May 22, 1946|
|Death date||November 25, 2005|
|Place of death||N/A|
|Place of burial||N/A|
When I was playing, there were always lots of teams in contention for the league – Arsenal, Manchester City, Liverpool, Leeds. Every week was a big game and a big battle.George Best
The people of Northern Ireland have sorted out my whole life.George Best
I used to dream about taking the ball ’round the keeper, stopping it on the line, and then getting on my hands and knees and heading it into the net. When I scored against Benfica in the 1968 European Cup final, I nearly did it. I left the keeper for dead, but then I chickened out.George Best
If I’d been born ugly, you’d never have heard of Pele.George Best
People say you have to hit rock bottom, and, I can tell you, almost dying is as rock bottom as it gets.George Best