10 Greatest George Best Quotes

Today is the anniversary of the death of George Best. He passed away in November 25th 2005 at the age of 59 but he left the footballing world incredible memories of his playing days and of his off the field stories.

He was a larger than life person, with an appetite for alcohol and woman that perhaps was only matched by his incredible ability to play football. A legend of the game that left us too early but for sure will never be forgotten.

He was one of the greats that this beautiful game has ever seen and one that we will all remember.

What better way to celebrate his life on the anniversary of his passing than to put together his 10 best quotes, these should all remind us of how funny he was but also how aware he was of his own daemons and problems.

"I once said Gazza's IQ was less than his shirt number and he asked me: "What's an IQ?"
George Best on Paul Gascoigne

"He cannot kick with his left foot, he cannot head a ball, he cannot tackle and he doesn't score many goals. Apart from that he's all right." Best on David Beckham

"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." Best on Cristiano Ronaldo

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

“I was born with a great gift, and sometimes with that come a destructive streak.” Best on his life

“I've stopped drinking, but only while I'm asleep.” Best on his alcohol abuse

“Love is about mutual respect, apart from attraction.” Best on love

“I used to go missing a lot... Miss Canada, Miss United Kingdom, Miss World.” Best on his sex life

"In 1969 I gave up women and alcohol - it was the worst 20 minutes of my life." Best on his additions

"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." Best on his life



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