Rare Footage Of George Best Shows You Everything You Need To Know Of His Greatness

This goal from George Best in a match between Fulham and Oldham will give you an idea of how good he was.

The legacy of George Best will forever be a collection of astonishing brilliance and deep sorrow. As one part of the United Trinity at Manchester United, Best dazzled in the red No. 7 shirt.

In eleven remarkable years with the club, Best scored 181 goals, won the First Division twice and, most famously, lifted the 1968 European Cup.

The next 10 years of his career would see him play for 10 different clubs, including stints in the United States, Scotland and Australia. During that period, he also had a mini-revival with Fulham, scoring 10 goals in 47 matches for the Cottagers.

This rarely seen goal from a 30-year-old Best showcases his audacious range of talent. 

 

A tragic hero, Best’s genius was accompanied by an extravagant lifestyle that led to a long battle with alcoholism, a battle which eventually killed him at the age of 59. The 1968 Ballon d’Or winner was best eulogized by Eric Cantona: “I would love him to save me a place in his team, George Best that is, not God.”

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