If I had to choose between dribbling past 5 players and scoring from 40 yards at Anfield or shagging miss world, it'd be a hard choice. Thankfully, i've done both

— George Best

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


Pele called me the greatest footballer in the world. That is the ultimate salute to my life.


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

George Best quote I spent a lot of money on booze, birds a

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


I'd give all the champagne I've ever drunk to be playing alongside him in a big European match at Old Trafford.


Every team has a hard man. We has Nobby Stiles, Chelsea had Chopper, Arsenal had Peter Storey, Liverpool had Tommy Smith. Leeds had eleven of them


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


Pain is temporary, glory...lasts forever!


I never went out in the morning with the intention of getting drunk. It just happened.


I spent 90% of my money on women and drink. The rest I wasted


If you'd given me the choice of going out and beating four men and smashing a goal in from thirty yards against Liverpool or going to bed with Miss World, it would have been a difficult choice. Luckily, I had both.


Cristiano Ronaldo's was the most exciting debut I've ever seen.

There have been a few players described as 'The New George Best' over the years, but this is the first time it's been a compliment to me.


I was born with a great gift, and sometimes with that comes a destructive streak.


About George Best

Quotes 47 sayings
Nationality Irish
Profession Footballer
Birthday October 16

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


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


Robert Redford used to be such a handsome man and now look at him: everything has dropped, expanded and turned a funny color.


I don't recognize myself in the players I see today.

There's only one who excites me, and that is Thierry Henry. He's not just a great footballer, he's a showman, an entertainer.


Maybe 'loner' is too strong a word, but I've always enjoyed being on my own.


There isn't a single player I would pay to watch. A great entertainer needs to have charisma.


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.


People say you have to hit rock bottom, and, I can tell you, almost dying is as rock bottom as it gets.


To call Keegan a superstar is stretching a point.


That thing about being an icon, the fifth Beatle, I just found it so freaky.


Everyone went crazy over Wayne Rooney, but I get more excited by Cristiano Ronaldo.


Don't die like I did.


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


I was ill, and everyone could see it but me.


One day they might even say that I was another Ryan Giggs.


When they first installed all-seater stadiums everyone predicted that the fans wouldn't stand for it


Even at the height of my fame, 50 per cent of the people who saw me wanted a fight; it’s the downside of being a star player.


The best thing about being a dad? Well, I think it's just the thing that every man wants - to have a son and heir.


I want to be remembered for my football and the pleasure I gave people.


They say Paul Gascoigne is the new George Best but has he shagged three Miss Worlds?


I will respect this liver. After all, it's not mine.


If you make up your own mind, you can only blame yourself.


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


I always wanted more - more of everything.


Football is a sad game.


I even found it difficult to watch myself playing on TV because I couldn't identify with the person on the screen. I couldn't get to grips with it. It was as if it was all happening to someone else.


People say I slept with seven miss worlds, I didn't.

It was only four, I didn't turn up for the other three


You can't trust very many people.


If I had been born ugly, you would have never heard of Pele


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.


They told me I wouldn't make 25. Then it was 35, then 45. These were my doctors speaking - they're all dead now.


My one big regret is that I didn’t play on for 10 more years.


I must be the only person in the world who's looking forward to going into hospital. I can't wait to get it over and done with.


He's not fit to lace my boots as a player. (on Kevin Keegan)

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