George Best

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George Best
Personal information
Full name George Best
Date of birth 22 May 1946(1946-05-22)
Place of birth Belfast, Northern Ireland
Date of death 25 November 2005(2005-11-25) (aged 59)
Place of death London, England
Height 1.74 m (5 ft 8+12 in)
Playing position Midfielder (retired)
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1963-1974
1974
1975
1975-1976
1976
1976-1977
1977
1978
1978
1978-1979
1979-1980
1980-1981
1983
1983
Manchester United
Dunstable Town (loan)
Stockport County
Cork Celtic
Los Angeles Aztecs
Fulham
Los Angeles Aztecs
Fulham
Los Angeles Aztecs
Fort Lauderdale Strikers
Hibernian
San Jose Earthquakes
Bournemouth
Brisbane Lions
National team
1964-1977 Northern Ireland
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

George Best (22 May 1946 – 25 November 2005) was a Northern Irish footballer who played many years for Manchester United. He is considered by many to have been the most talented Manchester United player and no one disagrees that he was Northern Ireland national team's best ever player. In Belfast, where Best was born, they named the international airport after him.

Both of Best's marriages ended in divorce. He was married to Angie Best from 1978-1986; the couple had a son, Calum Best. George Best was married to Alex Best from 1995-2004.

Best was an alcoholic. He had a liver transplant in 2003. He died of a lung infection and multiple organ failure in London.

Club career statistics[change | edit source]

Club performance League
Season Club League Apps Goals
England League
1963/64 Manchester United First Division 17 4
1964/65 41 10
1965/66 31 9
1966/67 42 10
1967/68 41 28
1968/69 41 19
1969/70 37 15
1970/71 40 18
1971/72 40 19
1972/73 19 4
1973/74 12 2
1974/75 Dunstable Town 5 0
1974/75 Stockport County Fourth Division 3 2
Republic of Ireland League
1975/76 Cork Celtic Premier Division 3 0
United States League
1976 Los Angeles Aztecs NASL 24 15
England League
1976/77 Fulham Second Division 37 8
United States League
1977 Los Angeles Aztecs NASL 25 13
England League
1977/78 Fulham Second Division 10 2
United States League
1978 Los Angeles Aztecs NASL 12 1
1978 Fort Lauderdale Strikers NASL 9 4
1979 19 2
Scotland League
1979/80 Hibernian Premier Division 22 3
United States League
1980 San Jose Earthquakes NASL 26 8
1981 30 13
England League
1982/83 Bournemouth Third Division 5 0
Australia League
1983 Brisbane Lions National Soccer League 4 0
Country England 421 150
Republic of Ireland 3 0
United States 145 56
Scotland 22 3
Australia 4 0
Total 595 209

International career statistics[change | edit source]

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Northern Ireland national team
Year Apps Goals
1964
1965
1966
1967
1968
1969
1970
1971
1972
1973 1 0
1974 0 0
1975 0 0
1976 2 0
1977 3 0
Total 37 9

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