George Best Death Facts: Age, Cause of Death, Birthday, Date of Death Tragedy!

George Best died at age 59, not too shabby. Check out the death cause, death date, and more facts about the circumstances surrounding soccer player George Best's death.

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.

Information about the death of George Best
Cause of deathAlcohol Use Disorder
Age of death59 years
ProfessionSoccer Player
BirthdayMay 22, 1946
Death dateNovember 25, 2005
Place of deathN/A
Place of burialN/A

Quotes

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.

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The people of Northern Ireland have sorted out my whole life.

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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.

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If I’d been born ugly, you’d never have heard of Pele.

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People say you have to hit rock bottom, and, I can tell you, almost dying is as rock bottom as it gets.

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