George Best
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"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.

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I've stopped drinking, but only while I'm asleep.

I was in for 10 hours and had 40 pints - beating my previous record by 20 minutes.

In 1969 I gave up women and alcohol - it was the worst 20 minutes of my life.

Drifting in and out of consciousness.

It was shown on BBC Two television the first time on a Monday or Tuesday night, and seven hours afterwards fans jammed the switchboard at the BBC asking where they could get a copy of the record.

I would just like to thank everyone.

For me Owen is better than Beckham.

That's what children do - throw food. That's not fighting. We were real men. We'd have chinned them.

On the pitch, he could beat everybody. Off it, he couldn't beat himself.

I spent a lot of money on booze, birds and fast cars. The rest I just squandered.

I used to go missing a lot... Miss Canada, Miss United Kingdom, Miss World.

I'd have to be superman to do some of the things I'm supposed to have done, I've been at six different places at six different times.

He can't kick with his left foot, he can't tackle, he can't head the ball and he doesn't score many goals. Apart from that, he's all right.

I once said Gazza's IQ was less than his shirt number and he asked me: 'What's an IQ?'

I'm OK. Much better than on other occasions. It's true that I've made lots of mistakes but I've never tried to bother anyone. I want to stay alive, preferably in peace, without seeing every one of my mistakes in the papers, and on many occasions, even stories that are lies.