George Best

1946 - 2005

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George Best (22 May 1946 – 25 November 2005) was a Northern Irish professional footballer who played as a winger, spending most of his club career at Manchester United. A skillful dribbler, he is considered one of the greatest players of all time, along with being considered one of the most talented to play. He was named European Footballer of the Year in 1968 and came fifth in the FIFA Player of the Century vote. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of George Best has received more than 9,658,124 page views. His biography is available in 65 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 64 in 2019). George Best is the 20th most popular soccer player (down from 14th in 2019), the 175th most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 196th in 2019) and the 2nd most popular British Soccer Player.

George Best was a football player who played for Manchester United and Northern Ireland. He is most famous for his dribbling skills and his ability to score goals.

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Among soccer players, George Best ranks 20 out of 21,273Before him are Ronaldo, Zico, Santiago Bernabéu Yeste, Bobby Charlton, Giuseppe Meazza, and Michel Platini. After him are Jairzinho, Koji Tanaka, Josef Bican, Lionel Messi, Rivellino, and Cesare Maldini.

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Among people born in 1946, George Best ranks 18Before him are Ted Bundy, Patti Smith, Gerard 't Hooft, Bon Scott, Jane Birkin, and Mireille Mathieu. After him are Charlotte Rampling, Queen Anne-Marie of Greece, Rivellino, Diane Keaton, David Lynch, and Dianne Wiest. Among people deceased in 2005, George Best ranks 5Before him are Pope John Paul II, Edward Heath, Rosa Parks, and Rainier III, Prince of Monaco. After him are Arthur Miller, Fahd of Saudi Arabia, Claude Simon, Rinus Michels, Peter Drucker, Hans Bethe, and Paul Ricœur.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, George Best ranks 175 out of 8,785Before him are Roger Waters (1943), Anthony Eden (1897), Duns Scotus (1265), George Boole (1815), Guy Fawkes (1570), and John Milton (1608). After him are Edward Smith (1850), Norman Foster, Baron Foster of Thames Bank (1935), Boudica (33), Aleister Crowley (1875), Humphry Davy (1778), and Charlotte Rampling (1946).

Among SOCCER PLAYERS In United Kingdom

Among soccer players born in United Kingdom, George Best ranks 2Before him are Bobby Charlton (1937). After him are Stanley Matthews (1915), David Beckham (1975), Gordon Banks (1937), Bobby Moore (1941), Denis Law (1940), Bobby Robson (1933), Kevin Keegan (1951), Peter Shilton (1949), Kenny Dalglish (1951), and Gary Lineker (1960).