Friday, November 25, 2005
George Best for Manchester Utd (vs Benfica), 29 May 1968
George Best 1946-2005
There will be plenty of stuff written about him over the next few days, and much of it won't be about football.
Let's do him the honour here of remembering him purely for his football.
The statistics won't do much to paint a picture, but here they are:
- Manchester Utd 1963-74 - 466 appearances, 178 goals
- Also played for: Stockport County, Cork Celtics, Dunstable Town, Los Angeles Aztecs, Fulham, Fort Lauderdale Strikers, Hibernian, San Jose Earthquakes, Bournemouth, Brisbane Lions
He finally retired in 1983, aged 37.
- 37 Caps for Northern Ireland, 9 goals
- European Cup winner (1968)
- League Division 1 winner (1965,67)
- European Player of the Year (1968)
One of the greatest players the game has ever produced.
(there's a decent profile here)