George Best, also known as "El Beatle", was an iconic Northern Irish footballer who played for numerous football clubs around the world during his massively successful career, most notably Manchester United, which he played for from 1963 to 1974. He played for the Northern Ireland national football team from 1964 to 1977. He was inducted into the English Football Hall of Fame in 2002.
His first marriage was to Angela Best in 1978. The marriage produced a son named Calum Best and ended in divorce in 1986. His second marriage was to Alex Pursey in 1995. The marriage was childless and ended in 2004.
He is regarded as one of the greatest dribblers in the history of football.
Legendary footballer, Pele, once called him the "greatest player in the world". According to him, Pele's words were the greatest salute to his life.
At the height of his fame, he developed an addiction to alcohol, which contributed to his death in 2005.
Having spent all his money on an extravagant lifestyle, he died a poor man.
Football is a sad game.George Best
I spent a lot of money on booze, birds and fast cars. The rest I just squandered.George Best
Love is about mutual respect, apart from attraction.George Best
The best thing about being a dad? Well, I think it's just the thing that every man wants - to have a son and heir.George Best
You can't trust very many people.George Best
was a famous Irish footballer,
who was born on
May 22, 1946. As a person born on this date, George Best is listed in our database as the 12th
most popular celebrity for the day (May 22) and the 32nd most popular for the year (1946).
People born on May 22
fall under the Zodiac sign of Gemini, the Twins.
George Best is the 241st most popular Gemini.
Aside from information specific to George Best's birthday, George Best is the 27th most famous Irish and ranks 8th in famous people born in Belfast, Northern Ireland.
In general, George Best ranks as the 2811th
most popular famous person, and the 112th most popular footballer of all time.
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