Footballing Icons: George BEST

The Manchester United and Northern Ireland wingman was a maverick on and off the pitch during the 60’s and 70’s. The talented two footed Best would glide past defenders like they didn’t exist with his unique balance, pace and skill. He’s regarded as one of the greatest footballers to ever play the game and has some high calibre endorsements from his fellow professionals.

George Best until today is a footballer without comparison and his technical skills will never be forgotten.”


George Best was one of the most talented players of all time and probably the best footballer who never made it to a major world final.”

Franz Beckenbauer

“George inspired me when I was young. He was flamboyant and exciting and able to inspire his team-mates. I actually think we were very similar players – dribblers who were able to create moments of magic. George Best was magic!”

Diego Maradona

During a decade at Old Trafford the majestic Georgie boy lifted two first division titles and a European Cup in 1968 which led to him being crowned with a Ballon d’Or title.

Maradona Good, Pele Better, George Best

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