From Prospect To Party Boy: Photos That Perfectly Encapsulate The Life And Times Of George Best
George Best will go down as one a Manchester United legend and even more than that as one of Britain’s finest ever footballers.
The Northern Irish phenomenon scored 251 goals throughout his career, including 179 for the Red Devils which is the joint fourth highest in the club’s history – only trumped by Wayne Rooney, Bobby Charlton, Denis Law and Jack Rowley.
The man was an incredibly gifted player while also enjoying himself off the field when it came to drinking and partying.
Best’s ability to turn up and play such high-quality football despite not living the life a professional sportsman should be quite remarkable and has made him something of a cult hero.
Here we are going to look at some of the photos which best sum up just what a maverick and what a magician he was., starting with him as a fresh-faced teenager who had not long before been given his big break at Old Trafford…
Best pictured before a match against Arsenal at Highbury, aged just 18 years old. This was only a year after his first senior appearance for Manchester United.
28th November 1964.