George Best was a professional footballer who was a native of Belfast Northern Ireland. He began his professional career with Manchester United and stayed with the club for eleven years. Best also played international football with Northern Ireland. He was named European Footballer of the Year in 1968.
George Best was born in Belfast on May 22nd 1946. He joined Manchester United as a youth at the age of 15 having been spotted by the club’s scout Bob Bishop. Bishop told the club’s manager, Matt Busby: ‘I think I’ve found a genius’. Two years later, in September 1963, he began his senior career with Manchester United.
During the following 11 years Best made 470 appearances for Manchester United. He scored 179 goals for the club. Best left Manchester United in 1974. He played for several other clubs in various locations around the world until his retirement in 1983. He made 37 international appearances for Northern Ireland.
George Best died at the age of 59 in the year 2005 On This Day.
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