Vdes ylli i futbollit George Best
George Best ka vdekur në moshën 59 vjeçare. Stili i tij ekstravagant i jetesës bëri që t'i jepte fund karierës futbollistike në mënyrë të papritur. Më vonë pati probleme shëndetsore për shkak të alkoholit që merrte. Ai bëri një transplatim të mëlçisë në vitin 2002 por iu kthye sërish alkoholit. Kevin Gearey njofton:
George Best had a rare ability to make the ball do his bidding. In 1968, he helped Manchester United become the first English club to win the European Cup.
Best was named European Footballer of the Year, and the young man dubbed "the fifth Beatle" took football into the realms of showbiz. But at just 26, with the headlines by now all about his sex and drinking exploits, he announced his retirement. His comeback appearances with other clubs were swiftly curtailed by his drinking, which continued after his second wife left him and after his liver transplant.
Those who saw George Best, the footballing genius, will revel in the memory, but will also regret that his career and life ended so sadly and prematurely:
do his bidding
dubbed "the fifth Beatle"
the realms of showbiz
his liver transplant
revel in the memory