The Poster: George Best | The Manchester United Legend Who Defined an Era

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There have been many great footballers in the history of the sport, but there is only one George Best. The Manchester United legend was a true pioneer in the game, and his skills and style defined an era. Though his life off the pitch was plagued by controversy and personal problems, Best left his mark on the world of football and continues to be remembered as one of its greatest players ever. 

Best's Career

George Best was born in Belfast, Northern Ireland in 1946. He began playing football at a young age and quickly showed exceptional talent. By the time he was 15, Best had already been signed by Manchester United, one of the biggest clubs in England.

Best made his debut for Manchester United in 1963, at the age of 17. He quickly became a regular starter for the team and soon began to draw attention from fans and media alike. His skills on the pitch were unlike anything anyone had ever seen, and he quickly became one of the most popular players in the world.

In 1968, Best helped Manchester United win their first European Cup, cementing his status as a legend of the club. The following year, he was named European Footballer of the Year, becoming the first British player to ever win the award.

Best continued to play for Manchester United until 1974 when he left the club after a series of disagreements with its management. He then spent short periods playing for a number of other teams in England and the United States before finally retiring in 1984.

While his career was cut short by personal problems, George Best will always be remembered as one of the greatest footballers of all time. His skills and style defined an era, and he remains an inspiration to players and fans around the world.

George Best's Playing Style and Records

Best was a truly gifted footballer. He was incredibly fast, had great control of the ball, and could score goals with both feet. He was also a creative player who could set up his teammates for scoring opportunities. In an era when most footballers were content to play simple passes and stick to their assigned positions on the pitch, Best's flair and creativity set him apart from the rest.

In addition to his exceptional playing ability, Best held several records during his career. He was the first Manchester United player to score more than 20 league goals in a season, and he remains the only player to have won both the European Footballer of the Year award and the Ballon d'Or.

Personal Problems and Retirement

While George Best was an incredible footballer, his personal life was often plagued by problems. He had a well-publicized drinking problem, which led to many missed games and training sessions. In 1974, he was arrested for drunk driving and spent two weeks in jail.

Best's drinking problem continued to affect his career, and he retired from football in 1984 at the age of 38. After retirement, he struggled with alcoholism and financial problems. In 2005, he underwent a liver transplant but died just three weeks later due to complications from the surgery.

George Best will always be remembered as one of the greatest footballers of all time. Though his life off the pitch was often troubled, his impact on the game is undeniable. His skills and style defined an era, and he continues to be an inspiration to players and fans around the world.

A true maestro on the pitch, it's hard to imagine anyone playing football better than George Best did during his career.

George Best's Legacy and Tributes

George Best's career may have been cut short by personal problems, but his legacy will live on forever. He is considered one of the greatest players of all time, and his impact on the game can still be seen today. In 2005, a year before his death, he was inducted into the English Football Hall of Fame. The George Best Foundation, which was set up in his memory, works to promote healthier lifestyles for young people.

In 2006, a statue of George Best was erected outside Manchester United's stadium, Old Trafford. The statue shows Best dribbling past three defenders, a fitting tribute to one of the greatest footballers of all time.

George Best is, without doubt, a Manchester United legend. He is one of the few players to have won both the Ballon d'Or and European Footballer of the Year. His playing style was miles ahead of his time, and he is an icon in the history of football. Although his life was often troubled, his legacy will live on forever.

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