Saturday, November 26, 2005

George Best Passes at 59

Europe has lost (arguably), as of November 25, its greatest footballer in history. George Best, the legend who played for Manchester United and N. Ireland, led MU to its first European Cup in 1968. Both Pele and Diego Maradona declared that Best was the most skilled man to ever dribble a ball, a very heavy claim considering Pele and Maradona are absolute legends in their own right.
News of the World (a tabloid) is reporting that his final words were "Don't die like me". Best lived life to the utmost extremes, battling the alcoholism that was responsible for his release from Man. Uni. in 1974. It's sad that booze can put such an impediment in someone's life; just alarming.
The Telegraph has an obituary here. Rest well, George, we'll miss you dearly.
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