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  BBC NEWS | UK | Football legend George Best dies
Best's father Dickie, 87, who was among relatives at his bedside overnight, asked for the family to be left to grieve in peace.
Best is widely regarded as one of the greatest players to have graced British and world football.
Best, a recovering alcoholic, was particularly susceptible to infection because of medicines he needed after a 2002 liver transplant.
news.bbc.co.uk /1/hi/uk/4380332.stm   (705 words)

  George Best - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
George Best (22 May 1946 25 November 2005) is widely acknowledged to have been one of the greatest football players of all time, mainly remembered for his halcyon days with Manchester United FC.
Best continued to drink, and was sometimes seen at his local pub in Petersfield, Hampshire.
On 3 October 2005 Best was admitted to intensive care at the private Cromwell Hospital in London, suffering from kidney problems caused by the side-effects of immuno-suppressive drugs used to prevent his body from rejecting his transplanted liver.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/George_Best   (3009 words)

 George Best - Profile & career history of Bestie. Appearances, goals & stats.
Best was an exceptionally good looking young man as well and all at once girls all over the country began taking an interest in football, at least to the extent of having pictures of Georgie Best plastered across their bedroom walls.
Best's first full season in the United first team was a thrilling one as the club captured the first division championship and reached the semi finals of both the FA and Fairs Cups, losing to Leeds United and Ferencvaros of Hungary, both after replays.
George Best was undoubtedly at his best during this season and although United were pipped to another title by neighbours City, George topped the first division scoring charts with 28, alongside Southampton's Ron Davies, an incredible tally for a winger.
www.football-england.com /george_best.html   (2147 words)

 www.manutdzone.com: George Best: A career profile with pictures of United's legendary winger
George was strong enough to take the knocks and abuse from the less talented players who would try to hack him out of the game.
Best was the first pop-star footballer, a personification of youth culture and the swinging sixties.
George Best's life on the surface is the classic story of the wayward genius who had it all and supposedly threw it all away.
www.manutdzone.com /legends/GeorgeBest.htm   (1992 words)

 George Best Page
Best was explosive, on and off the ball, could read the game exceptionally and win games single-handedly.
Most of all, George was total entertainment with a ball on a football pitch, who thrilled fans with often unorthodox moves to either score or set up goals.
George Best, with the exception of paraphrasing from his biographies.
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 George Best
George Best was born on 22 May 1946 in Belfast, Northern Ireland.
Best gained recognition for his key role in United's success when he was voted English and the youngest ever, European footballer of the year.
Best had continued his 'champagne' lifestyle through most of his life and his need for a liver transplant in 2002 was put down to excessive drinking.
www.biogs.com /football/best.html   (490 words)

 CBC Sports Online: Newsmaker: George Best
Best was also unconscious and unable to breathe without a ventilator since being put on life support this past weekend.
Best didn't just leave defenders for dead — he hit them over the head with the shovel, dug up the plot, tossed them in and covered them up with the fresh earth, such was the extent of his mesmerizing genius.
Best achieved worldwide stardom as he was recognized for his outstanding play that year when he was voted European and English player of the year.
www.cbc.ca /sports/columns/newsmakers/george_best.html   (1135 words)

 GEORGE BEST - International Football Hall of Fame
George Best had squandered one of the rarest and most precious football talents ever seen in favour of a self-indulgent merry-go-round of birds and booze.
Best had a hand in the goal, but he was replaced on the left wing for the next match by Ian Moir.
Best, a might cheekily for a 17-year-old with only one League game under his belt, said he was available to play provided the club not only flew him to Manchester, but also back to Belfast immediately after the game.
www.ifhof.com /hof/best.asp   (2665 words)

 George Best 1946-2005 :: Soccerphile
In retrospect George was a player of his time and the controversy that marked his career and life little more than the swinging '60s in a goldfish bowl.
George Best played out the next four years in increasing frustration - surrounded by inferior players as the 60s gave way to the new decade.
George Best also played in a number of non-competitive, charity and showpiece matches for a number of different clubs.
www.soccerphile.com /soccerphile/news/ranter/george-best.html   (1351 words)

 George Best (album) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
George Best is the debut album by The Wedding Present.
In a shrewd publicity move, the band sought and received permission to name the album after Northern Irish football legend George Best.
All later CD re-releases of George Best, starting with the 1997 re-release by Canadian reissue label Pearls from the Past, added all tracks of 1988 singles "Nobody's Twisting Your Arm" and "Why Are You Being So Reasonable Now?", including a cover of The Beatles' "Getting Better".
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/George_Best_(album)   (386 words)

 JockBio: George Best Biography
George was the game’s first true superstar—a cultural phenomenon who, in his time, was on a par with the Beatles.
George was inspired to become a world-class player by the stars of the Northern Ireland team that advanced to the World Cup quarterfinals in 1958—including Billy Bingham and Peter McParland.
George was not paid a high salary by the famously cheap Man U brass, but he made a small fortune endorsing everything from men’s cologne to eggs.
www.jockbio.com /Classic/Best/Best_bio.html   (3735 words)

 Guardian Unlimited Football | News | George Best
George Best in action for Manchester United in a match against Northern Ireland in September 1971.
Best, Denis Law and Bobby Charlton were the stars of a conquering United team, though the players tended to divide into camps; Celtic and English.
Best would say later that when called into Busby's office to be chastised, he would simply look beyond the manager and count the emblems on the wallpaper.
football.guardian.co.uk /obituary/0,16836,1650898,00.html   (1823 words)

 Glossary: Best, George   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Best had it all, superb balance, two good feet, brilliant dribbling skills, a powerful shot, he was even good in the air.
Best's decline is well documented, but ultimately he should be remembered for what he was - a footballing genius.
Best was twice married; in 1978 to Angela MacDonald James (divorced 1986), by whom he had a son, and in 1995 to Alex Pursey (dissolved 2004), 25 years his junior.
www.harbour.sfu.ca /~hayward/van/glossary/best.html   (304 words)

 PopMatters Sports Feature | The Killing of Georgie
Best's career at the very top was curtailed at the age of 26, and his later life was consumed by his battle with alcoholism.
Best scored twice in the opening 10 minutes of a 5 - 1 mauling), Best soon came to be regarded in England, as "the Fifth Beatle".
Best possessed almost supernatural balance — the key to success with most top sportsmen — he possessed extraordinary pace and acceleration, he was strong, a great header of the ball, a fearless tackler, and he scored an abundance of goals.
www.popmatters.com /sports/features/051128-georgebest.shtml   (2445 words)

 Mirror.co.uk - Sport - Football - GEORGE BEST: THE LEGEND
It was George Best's tragedy that he lingered longer in decline than he did on the muddy pitches he turned into fields of dreams in the late 60s and early 70s.
But the Best who was held up to ridicule when he lurched drunk on to the Wogan show was not the man we celebrate today.
Best, for all his bravado, was plagued by insecurity about what he let go and, people said, by guilt about the early death of his mother.
www.mirror.co.uk /sport/football/tm_objectid=16410659&method=full&siteid=94762&headline=george-best--the-legend-name_page.html   (1908 words)

 George Best @ ManchesterUnited.y2u.co.uk
Best played for Manchester United between 1963 and 1974, with whom he won the Football League Championship in 1965 and 1967, and the European Cup in 1968.
Pelé once stated that George Best was the best player he ever saw play and named him as one of the 125 best living footballers in his 2004 FIFA 100 list.
Best continued to drink, and was often seen at his local pub in Petersfield, Hampshire.
manchesterunited.y2u.co.uk /MU18_George_Best.htm   (1632 words)

 CNN.com - Football legend George Best dies - Nov 25, 2005
Best was adored by millions in the 1960s.
Best, who had been in hospital since the beginning of October, had an alcohol problem for much of his adult life and underwent a liver transplant in 2002 after years of heavy drinking.
Best died at 1255 GMT, according to a hospital statement.
www.cnn.com /2005/WORLD/europe/11/25/uk.best/index.html   (575 words)

 George Best is on the money - About Ireland
I am not one to normally get involved in petty disputes, but i grew up in the North of Ireland when George Best was at his prime, prior to his days playing for the American teams.
George Best may not have been the greatest representive for Northern Ireland, but he was an Ulsterman who was in the news for something other than violent acts.
I just think the note is a way to remember a man that meant a lot to a generation of youngsters with not much light at the end of their tunnel.
www.irelandlogue.com /about-ireland/george-best-is-on-the-money.html   (693 words)

 George Best: Football Genius : Football news, live scores, fixtures and results from 4thegame.com
George Best, who died this afternoon after a long spell in hospital, was quite simply one of the best footballers the British Isles has ever produced.
Best was born in Belfast on 22nd May 1946, but it was in Manchester that he made his name as a teenage prodigy long before Ryan Giggs, David Beckham or Wayne Rooney.
Best was also left frustrated that summer as he watched England win the World Cup, as Northern Ireland had failed to qualify for the tournament.
www.4thegame.com /features/feature/180825/george_best_football_genius.html   (1245 words)

 Scotsman.com News - George Best   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The late George Best received an accolade when his home-town airport was renamed in his honour.
HUNDREDS of football shirts left after the death of soccer legend George Best are to be sent to deprived children in Africa.
BELFAST City Airport is to be renamed George Best Airport, it was announced yesterday, a decision...
news.scotsman.com /topics.cfm?tid=505   (474 words)

 George Best: Manchester United Legend: Player Profile/Pictures
Genius, magician, legend, George Best is perhaps the most talented footballer ever to walk on the face of the planet.Best was the complete player, Pele, Cruyff, Maradona - all were superb but Best had a bit of each in his game and more.
Best was also strong enough to take the knocks and abuse from the less talented players who would try to hack him out of the game.In an age were players did not recieve protection from referees and the so called "hard-men" played the game, Best took it all on the chin and triumphed regardless.
And,George Best was the ultimate genius, a player that took the game to a different level, a level which mere footballing mortals can only gaze up at, in wonder, awe and sheer exhilaration.
dnausers.d-n-a.net /dnetmQXk/legends/georgebestRIGHT.htm   (442 words)

 Owen better than Beckham, says George Best - JAMAICAOBSERVER.COM
Best said Owen, who returned to the Premier League on Tuesday for a reported £17 million (US$30.3 million; euro24.9 million) after a frustrating year with Madrid, should have received more first-team opportunities.
Best said he was pleased Owen, who was voted European player of the year in 2001, had left Madrid.
Best, who underwent a liver transplant in 2002 after decades of heavy drinking, continues to be regularly featured in Britain's tabloid newspapers.
www.jamaicaobserver.com /sports/html/20050831T210000-0500_87337_OBS_OWEN_BETTER_THAN_BECKHAM__SAYS_GEORGE_BEST.asp   (428 words)

 George Best at Pride Of Manchester
George Best was born in Belfast on 22nd May 1946.
Best returned to Manchester United in September 1973 but finally broke both Tommy Docherty's and Manchester United's patience when he failed to turn up for training in January 1974.
George Best, at his peak, was probably the most natural and greatest talent the British Isles have ever produced.
www.prideofmanchester.com /mancirish/Best.htm   (754 words)

 Your Place And Mine - Topics - George Best 1946 - 2005
Football fans recall their memories of George Best's performance during a Home International Tournament match against Scotland, at Windsor Park, Belfast in 1967.
George Best won the first of his 37 international caps in 1964 against Wales.
Sometimes nicknamed "the fifth Beatle", George was the first pop-star footballer, receiving thousands of fan letters a week and regularly finding himself the focus of intense media attention.
www.bbc.co.uk /northernireland/yourplaceandmine/archive/A877188.shtml   (490 words)

 CBC Sports: Soccer legend George Best's condition deteriorating
It appears the life of soccer legend George Best is coming to a sad and early end.
Best has now been in critical care for a week and was put on life support Saturday.
Regarded as one of the most talented players of all-time until his retirement at age 27, Best was renowned for his standout dribbling skills and memorable goals.
www.cbc.ca /story/sports/national/2005/11/24/Sports/george_best_ill051124.html   (1092 words)

 Amazon.com: The Best of George Benson: Music: George Benson   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Best Of George Benson: The Instrumentals ~ George Benson
A supremely talented guitarist and an impressive vocalist, George Benson is one of the most influential and respected musicians in jazz/randb.
George Benson is an extremely talented vocalist and guitarist.This CD brings back a lot of memories and the songs are excellent!Every song is a treasure.I highly recommend it to anyone who likes good RandB/soul.
www.amazon.com /Best-George-Benson/dp/B000002N2T   (977 words)

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