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Iconic George Best Quotes that Capture His Personality

George Best possessed a charm and charisma that captivated the world. Witty, warm and one of a kind, we’ve gathered 10 of the most iconic George Best quotes that capture him at his best.

Let’s just say, the cheeky Northern Irish star certainly wasn’t one to bite his tongue!

Most Iconic George Best Quotes

“I 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.”

 

“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.”

 

“Footballers today are millionaires by the time they’re 22 or 23. More and more of them are going out and looking for something to give them a buzz outside football, be it gambling, drugs or booze. I got my buzz from playing. Players now have a groin injury for months and months and I often think they don’t really give a toss whether they’re playing or not because they’re getting paid anyway.”

 

“I always wanted more – more of everything.”

 

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

 

“I 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.”

 

“In 1969 I gave up women and alcohol. It was the worst 20 minutes of my life.”

 

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

 

“They’ll forget all the rubbish when I’ve gone and they’ll remember the football. If only one person thinks I’m the best player in the world, that’s good enough for me.”

 

“The people of Northern Ireland have sorted out my whole life.”

 

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

 

We hope you’ve enjoyed our favourite icon George Best quotes. We hope to see you soon at Belfast’s luxury George Best Hotel. 

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