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George Best

1946 - 2005

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George Best (22 May 1946 – 25 November 2005) was a professional footballer from Northern Ireland 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 9,235,934 page views. His biography is available in 64 different languages on Wikipedia. George Best is the 14th most popular soccer player, the 196th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 181st 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 16,880Before him are Eusébio, Garrincha, Alfredo Di Stéfano, Zinedine Zidane, Giuseppe Meazza, and Josef Bican. After him are Michel Platini, Cesare Maldini, Cristiano Ronaldo, Zico, Santiago Bernabéu Yeste, and Luis Suárez.

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Among people born in 1946, George Best ranks 17Before him are Demis Roussos, Gianni Versace, Sonia Gandhi, David Lynch, Charlotte Rampling, and Bon Scott. After him are Patti Smith, Tommy Lee Jones, Benny Andersson, Mireille Mathieu, Jane Birkin, and Diane Keaton. Among people deceased in 2005, George Best ranks 6Before him are Pope John Paul II, Edward Heath, Rosa Parks, Rainier III, Prince of Monaco, and Peter Drucker. After him are Claude Simon, Fahd of Saudi Arabia, Paul Ricœur, Simon Wiesenthal, Arthur Miller, and Rinus Michels.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, George Best ranks 196 out of 7,765Before him are J. K. Rowling (1965), Mary Tudor, Queen of France (1496), Thomas Newcomen (1663), Roald Dahl (1916), Roger Taylor (1949), and Cat Stevens (1948). After him are Edward the Black Prince (1330), Duns Scotus (1265), James Hunt (1947), Saint Ursula (400), Ben Kingsley (1943), and Henry III of England (1207).

Among SOCCER PLAYERS In United Kingdom

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