George Best

George Best

Born: May 22, 1946

Died: November 25, 2005

Nationality: Irish

Occupation: Athlete

Biography: George Best was a Northern Irish professional footballer who played as a winger for Manchester United and the Northern Ireland national team. In 1968 he won the European Cup with United, and was named the European Footballer of the Year and Football Writers' Association Player of the Year.

Source/Notes: Reported in The things they say: George Best, FIFA.com (July 31, 2009).
Source/Notes: C. 1974; reported in Patrick West, Beating Them at Their Own Game: How the Irish Conquered English Soccer (2006), p. 188.
Source/Notes: Reported in Ned Sherrin, Oxford Dictionary of Humorous Quotations (2008), p. 153.

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