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					GEORGE BEST
 1946-2005
BACKGROUND…
• BORN: Belfast, Northern Ireland, 22nd May
  1946

• PLAYED FOR: Northern Ireland and
  Manchester United

• HONOURS: 37 caps for Northern Ireland

• GOALS: 137 for Manchester United and 10
  for Northern Ireland
ABOUT GEORGE…
• There is no doubt that George Best was a genius in his
    field. Remembered for his glory days at Manchester
 United, his electrifying performances for Northern Ireland
   and of course his love for the good life. As a footballer
  he had a rare combination of talent and as a person he
    had a natural charm and charisma that captured the
                     hearts of a nation.
THE LIFE OF GEORGE…
 1946- George was born in Belfast

 1951- George began school, destined to be a footballing hero

 1960- He played for a local boys club in Cregagh

 1961- He was given a trial and signed up to play for Man Utd

 1964- Makes debut for Northern Ireland

 1967- Voted European Player of the Year

 1970- Scores six goals in an FA Cup fifth-round tie at Northampton

 1971- Withdraws from the Northern Ireland squad after threats on his life

 1977- Makes the last of 37 international appearances for Northern Ireland against
   Holland in Belfast
LATER YEARS…
 1980: Begins treatment for alcoholism

 1981: Son Calum Milan Best is born

 2005: July - Cleared over allegations of indecently assaulting a teenage girl.
   October 3 - Doctors at the private Cromwell Hospital in west London reveal Best is in
   intensive care with kidney problems.
   October 28 - Best remains in hospital and while there is a slight improvement in his
   condition he remains in a serious condition.
   November 23 - Best deteriorated and was back on a ventilator.
   November 25 - Best dies aged 59.
PICTURES…
BEST AT HIS BEST…
QUOTES…
“I was born with a great gift and sometimes that comes with a destructive
    streak.”
      - GEORGE BEST



“When I’m gone people will forget all the rubbish and all that will be
  remembered will be the football. That will do for me.”
       - GEORGE BEST



“George was the greatest footballer in the world.”
       - PELE

				
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