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.

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

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

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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.

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

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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

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

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Pain is temporary, glory...lasts forever!

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

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

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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.

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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.

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

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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

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

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

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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.

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

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

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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.

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

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To call Keegan a superstar is stretching a point.

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

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

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Don't die like I did.

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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.

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

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

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

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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.

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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.

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

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

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

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

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

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I always wanted more - more of everything.

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Football is a sad game.

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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.

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

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

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You can't trust very many people.

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

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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.

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

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

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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.

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

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