George Best

1946 - 2005

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George Best (22 May 1946 – 25 November 2005), also known as Georgie Best, was a Northern Irish professional footballer who played as a winger, spending most of his club career at Manchester United. A highly skilful dribbler, Best is regarded as one of the best players in the history of the sport. He was named European Footballer of the Year in 1968 and came sixth 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 7,011,219 page views. His biography is available in 64 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 61 in 2019). George Best is the 14th most popular soccer player (down from 12th in 2019), the 181st most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 147th in 2019) and the 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 14 out of 16,923Before him are Gerd Müller, Diego Maradona, Lev Yashin, Giuseppe Meazza, Zinedine Zidane, and Cesare Maldini. After him are Santiago Bernabéu Yeste, Zico, Michel Platini, Just Fontaine, Didi, and Luis Suárez.

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Among people born in 1946, George Best ranks 15Before him are Alan Rickman, Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden, Demis Roussos, Patti Smith, Gianni Versace, and David Lynch. After him are Bon Scott, Tommy Lee Jones, Mireille Mathieu, Diane Keaton, Charlotte Rampling, and David Gilmour. Among people deceased in 2005, George Best ranks 4Before him are Pope John Paul II, Rosa Parks, and Rainier III, Prince of Monaco. After him are Rinus Michels, Peter Drucker, Fahd of Saudi Arabia, Arthur Miller, Paul Ricœur, Claude Simon, Rafic Hariri, and Simon Wiesenthal.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, George Best ranks 181 out of 6,924Before him are Robert Gascoyne-Cecil, 3rd Marquess of Salisbury (1830), Ken Loach (1936), William Golding (1911), Cary Grant (1904), Henry III of England (1207), and Brian Johnson (1947). After him are Bon Scott (1946), Percy Bysshe Shelley (1792), Elizabeth Woodville (1437), Ian Fleming (1908), Anne Hathaway (1556), and William Thomson, 1st Baron Kelvin (1824).

Among SOCCER PLAYERS In United Kingdom

Among soccer players born in United Kingdom, George Best ranks 1After him are Bobby Charlton (1937), David Beckham (1975), Stanley Matthews (1915), Gordon Banks (1937), Denis Law (1940), Bobby Robson (1933), Kenny Dalglish (1951), Bobby Moore (1941), Duncan Edwards (1936), Peter Shilton (1949), and Kevin Keegan (1951).