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Best in 1976
Personal information
Full name George Best
Date of birth (1946-05-22)22 May 1946
Place of birth Belfast, Northern Ireland
Date of death 25 November 2005(2005-11-25) (aged 59)
Place of death London, England
Height 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Playing position Winger
Attacking midfielder
Youth career
1961–1963 Manchester United
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1963–1974 Manchester United 361 (137)
1974 → Jewish Guild (loan) 5 (1)
1974 → Dunstable Town (loan) 0 (0)
1975 Stockport County 3 (2)
1975–1976 Cork Celtic 3 (0)
1976 Los Angeles Aztecs 23 (15)
1976–1977 Fulham 42 (8)
1977–1978 Los Angeles Aztecs 32 (12)
1978–1979 Fort Lauderdale Strikers 28 (6)
1979–1980 Hibernian 17 (3)
1980–1981 San Jose Earthquakes 56 (21)
1980–1982 San Jose Earthquakes (indoor) 21 (33)
1982 Sea Bee 2 (0)
1982 Hong Kong Rangers 1 (0)
1983 Bournemouth 5 (0)
1983 Brisbane Lions 4 (0)
1983 Osborne Park Galeb 1 (1)
1983 Nuneaton Borough 3 (1)
1984 Tobermore United 1 (0)
Total 604 (239)
National team
1964–1977 Northern Ireland 37 (9)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

The best thing about being a dad? Well, I think it's just the thing that every man wants – to have a son and heir.
George Best
Maybe 'loner' is too strong a word, but I've always enjoyed being on my own.
George Best
Football is a sad game.
I can remember earning £5,000 a game playing for Hibs at the end of the Seventies. They let me commute from London, train on the Friday and play on Saturday. That lasted until my friends at the Inland Revenue decided to take two-thirds. That wasn't very entertaining for me.
George Best
I even found it difficult to watch myself playing on TV because I couldn't identify with the person on the screen. I couldn't get to grips with it. It was as if it was all happening to someone else.
George Best
I was ill, and everyone could see it but me.
That thing about being an icon, the fifth Beatle, I just found it so freaky.
George Best
Love is about mutual respect, apart from attraction.
People say you have to hit rock bottom, and, I can tell you, almost dying is as rock bottom as it gets.
George Best
I spent a lot of money on booze, birds and fast cars. The rest I just squandered.
George Best
I'd have to be superman to do some of the things I'm supposed to have done, I've been at six different places at six different times.
George Best
If you make up your own mind, you can only blame yourself.
I was born with a great gift, and sometimes with that comes a destructive streak.
George Best
You can't trust very many people.
I always wanted more - more of everything.
I used to go missing a lot… Miss Canada, Miss United Kingdom, Miss World.
George Best
There isn't a single player I would pay to watch. You can say Thierry Henry, he's a fabulous striker, with pace and power, but a great entertainer needs to have charisma, too. Does he have charisma? No.
George Best
I've stopped drinking, but only while I'm asleep.
I spent a lot of money on booze, birds and fast cars. The rest I just squandered.
George Best
I definitely don't think that money can buy you love. It can buy you affection but certainly not love.
George Best