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The Best

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The Best
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George Best (22 May 1946 – 25 November 2005) was a Northern Irish football international who is mainly remembered for his time with Manchester United F.C. and widely regarded as one of the greatest players in the history of the game. He played for United between 1963 and 1974, helping them to win the Football League Championship in 1965 and 1967, and the European Cup in 1968. The same year, he was named European Footballer of the Year and Football Writers' Association Player of the Year.
George Best played 704 professional games, and scored 252 goals. He was a great instigator, an amazing finisher and an artist on the ball.
Best's talent and charisma meant he became one of the first celebrity footballers. Jack Bell a writer from the New York Times said "Best was to soccer what the Beatles were to music and pop culture: a reminder that the world was about to change, for better or worse. He was an entertainer on the field long before sportsmen became celebrities. He was a working-class hero in the most working-class British sport." Best’s extravagant lifestyle led to various problems, most notably alcoholism which he suffered from for the rest of his adult life.