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Biography

“If I’d been born ugly, you’d never have heard of Pelé.” Many a true word is spoken in jest, and few would argue George Best was the most naturally gifted footballer Britain has produced.

  • Position

    Forward

  • Country

    Northern Ireland

  • Date of birth

    22 May 1946

  • Joined

    22 May 1963

  • United debut

    14 Sep 1963

    v West Brom (H) League

  • Left United

    2 Jan 1974

UTD Podcast: Crerand's Best memories Video

Paddy says George Best was the second-best player he ever saw, so who's number one? Find out now...

  • published time Sep 21Podcast

Who makes the Mancunian Way XI? article

"Youth, courage and success" is printed on this year's new kit, which players fit that best?

Goal of the Day: Best v Tottenham Video

A classy player in a classic shirt, we'll never tire of this George Best footage...

Have you seen these amazing postcards? article

A unique chance to read handwritten gems by legends such as George Best and Billy Meredith.

Collecting the game: Football trading cards article

A new weekly series from United's museum curators begins with a look at the club's trading card collection.

7.5 notable games from Best's career article

On the 75th anniversary of his birth, we've compiled some of the many matches in which George made the headlines.

Is there anything new to say about George Best? article

A new book proves there is, by shining a light on some of the overlooked parts of a rollercoaster career...

  • published time May 21News

A tribute to the Belfast Boy article

On what would have been his 75th birthday, read this extraordinary ode to George Best and his finest hour.

Goal of the Day: Best v Tottenham Video

Let's remind ourselves of George Best's brilliance, on what would have been his 75th birthday...

  • published time May 21Clips

Why Rashford is in our top 20 article

Marcus's strike against Liverpool lifted him on to another leaderboard at Old Trafford.

The night Best became a global star article

It's 55 years since George and co produced arguably the club's greatest away performance in Europe.

Museum's iconic no.7 artefacts article

As lockdown continues, get a peak of some of our most treasured memorabilia, on display at Old Trafford.

When Best, Law and Charlton first played together article

We're marking a major milestone in club history by showing you objects from the United Trinity's stellar careers.

Goal of the Day: Best v Benfica Video

We've saved the 'Best' for the big day - Merry Christmas, Reds...

  • published time Dec 20Video

United legend named in all-time world XI article

One of our very greatest players has been included in France Football's 'Dream Team'.

  • published time Dec 20News