George Best

1946 - 2005

George Best

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 highly skillfull dribbler, Best is regarded as one of the greatest players of all time. 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 5,509,706 page views. His biography is available in 61 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 12th most popular soccer player.

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  • 71.49

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  • 61

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 10.03

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 3.40

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among soccer players, George Best ranks 12 out of 13,233Before him are Garrincha, Alfredo Di Stéfano, Franz Beckenbauer, Diego Maradona, Gerd Müller, and Giuseppe Meazza. After him are Zinedine Zidane, Bobby Charlton, Michel Platini, Cesare Maldini, Santiago Bernabéu Yeste, and Cristiano Ronaldo.

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Among people born in 1946, George Best ranks 10Before him are Steven Spielberg, Cher, George W. Bush, Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden, Bill Clinton, and Demis Roussos. After him are Patti Smith, Ted Bundy, Bon Scott, Gianni Versace, Alan Rickman, and David Lynch. 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, Arthur Miller, Paul Ricœur, Simon Wiesenthal, Fahd of Saudi Arabia, Claude Simon, and Zhao Ziyang.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, George Best ranks 147 out of 5,347Before him are Eric Clapton (1945), William Golding (1911), Jane Seymour (1508), Maggie Smith (1934), Cary Grant (1904), and Humphry Davy (1778). After him are Edward VII (1841), Henry VI of England (1421), Olav V of Norway (1903), C. S. Lewis (1898), Julie Andrews (1935), and John Logie Baird (1888).

Among SOCCER PLAYERS In United Kingdom

Among soccer players born in United Kingdom, George Best ranks 1After him are Bobby Charlton (1937), Gordon Banks (1937), Bobby Moore (1941), Stanley Matthews (1915), David Beckham (1975), Bobby Robson (1933), Denis Law (1940), Duncan Edwards (1936), Brian Clough (1935), Kevin Keegan (1951), and Bob Paisley (1919).

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