Northern Irish footballer George Best Biography, Family, Height, Weight, Age, Measurements will be discussed here. George Best’s personal details can be checked here. He was the European Player of the Year (1968), and won the European Cup with Manchester United (1968).
George Best was a Northern Irish professional footballer who played as a winger, and is widely regarded as one of the greatest players in the history of the sport. Best spent most of his club career at Manchester United. He won league titles with Manchester United in 1965 and 1967. He also played for Los Angeles Aztecs, Fulham, Los Angeles Aztecs, Fort Lauderdale Strikers, Hibernian, and San Jose Earthquakes. In international football, Best was capped 37 times for Northern Ireland between 1964 and 1977.
Early Life and Family:
Born in Belfast, United Kingdom, he was the first child of Dickie Best and Anne Withers. Best grew up in Cregagh, east Belfast, and was brought up in the Free Presbyterian faith. He had four sisters, Grace, Barbara, Julie and Carol, and one brother, Ian (Ian Busby Best).
Best was married to Angie Best from 1978-1986 and Alex Best from 1995-2004. Best was an alcoholic, and had a liver transplant in 2003. He had a liver transplant in 2003. He died of a lung infection and multiple organ failure in 2005, at age 59.
At 22, Best had already won the Ballon d’Or and was the star of English football.
George Best Personal Details:
Date Of Birth: May 22, 1946
Birth Place: Belfast, United Kingdom
Date of Death: November 25, 2005
Death Place: South Kensington, London, England, UK
Cause of Death: Chest infection and internal bleeding)
Birth Name: George Best
Nicknames: George, Bestie, Georgie, ‘The Belfast Boy.’
Also known as Georgie Best
Zodiac Sign: Gemini
Nationality: Northern Irish
Religion: Free Presbyterian
Hair Color: Brown
Eye Color: Blue
Sexual Orientation: Straight
At 28, Best had 181 goals for United and had won 6 titles, a European Cup between them. However, he couldn’t handle all the pressure and fame. The addiction to alcohol and women ruined him.
George Best Body Statistics:
Weight in Pounds: 143.3 lbs
Weight in Kilogram: 65 kg
Height in Feet: 5′ 9″
Height in Meters: 1.75 m
Body Build/Type: Athletic
Shoe Size: Unknown
“I’m fine. They found some blood in my alcoholic torrent. In 1969 I gave up women and drinking. It was the worst 20 minutes of my life. I spent a lot of money on cars, women and alcohol. The rest I just wasted.” are some of his iconic phrases.
George Best Family Details:
Father: Richard “Dickie” Best (1919–2008)
Mother: Anne Best (1922–1978)
Spouse/Wife: Alex Best (m. 1995–2004), Angie Best (m. 1978–1986)
Children: Calum Best (Son) (with Angie Best)
Siblings: Ian Best, Grace Best, Barbara Best, Carol Best, Julie Best
Others: Amelia Lucie Hogan (Grandchild)
George Best Education:
In 2005, his liver became infected and he was rushed to the hospital. Knowing what awaited him, he asked a newspaper to publish a photo of his condition with the phrase: “Don’t die like me.”
George Best Facts:
*He was born on May 22, 1946 in Belfast, United Kingdom.
*As a child, he was an avid supporter of Glentoran and Wolverhampton Wanderers.
*He was one of the greatest players never to have appeared in a World Cup tournament.
*In Belfast, where Best was born, they named the airport after him.