A Portrait Of A Legend

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George Best's years with Manchester United made him a footballing legend nothing can tarnish. Indifferent seasons with lesser clubs, publicly disastrous liaisons, and an ongoing battle with alcoholism did nothing to erase the memories of this charismatic man. This insightful biography tells the story of his troubled relationship with his family in Belfast, his near-adoption by Matt Busby, his tensions with Bobby Charlton, his wives and lovers, and the serious personal failures, both on and off the pitch that brought him notoriety. Affectionate and revealing, it is a sympathetic account of the life of a flawed genius, one who brought joy to football fans everywhere.

About George Best

George Best was a Northern Irish professional football player with a career that spanned over twenty years. Playing with Manchester United, he won the 1968 European Cup. One of the first celebrity footballers, George Best's extravagant, and sometimes controversial, lifestyle never eclipsed his talent on the pitch. He died in 2005.

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