"George Best" was a Northern Irish association football/footballer who played as a Midfielder#Winger/winger for Manchester United F.C./Manchester United and the Northern Ireland national football team/Northern Ireland national team. In 1968 he won the UEFA Champions League/European Cup with United, and was named the Ballon d'Or (1956–2009)/European Footballer of the Year and FWA Footballer of the Year. He is described by the Irish Football Association as the "greatest player to ever pull on the green shirt of Northern Ireland".
Born and brought up in Belfast, Best began his club career in England with Manchester United, with the scout who had spotted his talent at the age of 15 sending a telegram to manager Matt Busby which read: "I think I've found you a genius." He went on to see success with United, scoring 179 goals from 470 appearances over 11 years, and was the club's List of Manchester United F.C. seasons#Seasons/top goalscorer in the league for five consecutive seasons.If you enjoy these quotes, be sure to check out other famous athletes! More George Best on Wikipedia.