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George Best

George BestBorn: 22-May-1946
Birthplace: Belfast, Northern Ireland
Died: 25-Nov-2005
Location of death: London, England [1]
Cause of death: unspecified
Remains: Buried, Roselawn Cemetery, Belfast, Northern Ireland

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Soccer

Nationality: Northern Ireland
Executive summary: Manchester United

Regarded by many as the greatest soccer player in history. Despite a liver transplant, Best continued his alcoholism. "I spent a lot of my money on booze, birds and fast cars... the rest I just squandered."


[1] Cromwell Hospital, London, England.

Father: Richard Best
Mother: Anne Withers (d. 1978 alcoholism)
Sister: Barbara
Sister: Carol
Sister: Julie
Wife: Angie Best (m. 1978, div. 1984, one son)
Son: Calum Best
Girlfriend: Mary Shatila
Wife: Alex Pursey (m. Jul-1995, div. 14-Apr-2004)

    High School: Grosvenor High School

    European Footballer of the Year 1968
    FWA Footballer of the Year 1968
    English Football Hall of Fame 2002
    Driving While Intoxicated 1984
    Failure to Appear 1984
    Assault 1984
    Assault Surrey, England 12-Jul-2003
    Assault Reigate (26-Dec-2003), no charges filed
    Driving While Intoxicated London, England (30-Jan-2004)
    Assault Vicky Pope, Ewell, Surrey, England (9-Jun-2005), charges dropped
    Child Molestation arrested 9-Jun-2005, charges dropped
    Liver Transplant
    Bankruptcy 1983
    Risk Factors: Alcoholism, Depression

    SPORTS FRANCHISE HISTORY
    Manchester United 1963-74

    FILMOGRAPHY AS ACTOR
    Best (1-May-2000) · Himself

Author of books:
The Good, the Bad and the Bubbly (1991, memoir, with Ross Benson)
The Best of Times: My Favourite Football Stories (1994, memoir, with Les Scott)
George Best, Blessed: The Autobiography (2001, memoir)
Scoring At Half-Time: Adventures On and Off The Pitch (2003, memoir)


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