The Best 62 George Best Quotes Height, Weight, Net Worth, Age, Birthday, Wikipedia, Who, Nationality, Biography

George Best was a well-known Northern Irish professional footballer who was a winger for Manchester United. He was also considered as one of the all-time best players. In 1968, he has crowned European Footballer of the Year and finished sixth on the FIFA Player of the Century ballot. He was a very skilled and elegant player with the ability to pace, balance, feints, goal-scoring, two-footedness, and go past opponents.
George Best, a handsome and good-looking player, was one of the first media star footballers to acquire the epithet EI Beatle in 1966. It is heartbreaking to learn that he is no longer with us, having died in 2005 at the age of 59.
His top 62 quotations that will take your life from zero to one are listed below.

  1. “Love is about mutual respect, apart from the attraction.”― George Best
  2. “I dressed more like a pop star, I suppose, rather than the traditional blazer and tall trousers other players went for.”― George Best
  3. “That thing about being an icon, the fifth Beatle, I just found it so freaky.”― George Best
  4. “I used to rush home to see ‘Match Of The Day.’ Whatever I was doing, I wouldn’t miss it.”― George Best
  5. “You can’t trust very many people.”― George Best
  6. “My long hair and the sideburns made me stand out, really, because my hairstyle was completely different to the other footballers of that era.”― George Best
  7. “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.”― George Best
  9. “I’ve stopped drinking, but only while I’m asleep.”― George Best
  10. “I’ve always been a bit of a gypsy.”― George Best
  11. “Maybe ‘loner’ is too strong a word, but I’ve always enjoyed being on my own.”― George Best
  12. “I became a beach bum.”― George Best
  13. “I noticed that when I touched the ball on the field, you could hear this shrill noise in the crowd with all the birds screaming like at a Beatles concert.”― George Best
  14. “Football is big business – you can’t get away from it. But you have to separate that side from the playing.”― George Best
  15. “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.”― George Best
  16. “I spent a lot of money on booze, birds and fast cars. The rest I just squandered.”― George Best
  17. “The nice thing is that when people come up to me, it’s the football they remember, not all the other rubbish.”― George Best
  18. “I used to go missing a lot… Miss Canada, Miss United Kingdom, Miss World.”― George Best
  19. “If you make up your own mind, you can only blame yourself.”― George Best
  20. “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.”― George Best
  21. “Football is a sad game.”― George Best
  22. “I was born with a great gift, and sometimes with that comes a destructive streak.”― George Best
  23. “People say you have to hit rock bottom, and, I can tell you, almost dying is as rock bottom as it gets.”― George Best
  24. “I was ill, and everyone could see it but me.”― George Best
  25. “I always wanted more – more of everything.”― George Best
  26. “I definitely don’t think that money can buy you love. It can buy you affection but certainly not love.”― George Best
  27. “I can remember earning £5,000 a game playing for Hibs at the end of the Seventies. They let me commute from London, train on the Friday and play on Saturday. That lasted until my friends at the Inland Revenue decided to take two-thirds. That wasn’t very entertaining for me.”― George Best
  28. “There isn’t a single player I would pay to watch. You can say Thierry Henry, he’s a fabulous striker, with pace and power, but a great entertainer needs to have charisma, too. Does he have charisma? No.”― George Best
  29. “I was the one who took football off the back pages and put it on to page one.”― George Best
  30. “I was 19 or 20 when The Beatles were at their peak, and I was coming up to the peak of my career, too. I was also the first footballer to have long hair, and that’s how I got my nickname ‘the Fifth Beatle.’”― George Best
  31. “I have always thought I was the best ever player.”― George Best
  32. “David Beckham has never impressed me.”― George Best
  33. “There are good players, there are great players, and there are those few at the pinnacle – the Peles, Cruyffs and Maradonas.”― George Best
  35. “It all went wrong with football, the thing I loved most of all, and from there, my life slowly fell apart.”― George Best
  36. “I’m lucky that, despite all the bad press I’ve had over the years, the public still seems to like me.”― George Best
  37. “Nobody knows me.”― George Best
  38. “I don’t have any regrets. I made all my own decisions.”― George Best
  39. “When I look back on my life as a whole, it is impossible for me not to feel blessed.”― George Best
  40. “Dave Mackay is my definition of a superstar. The man broke his leg three times, but wouldn’t be carried off. He walked off.”― George Best
  41. “The people of Northern Ireland have sorted out my whole life.”― George Best
  42. “I rate Fabien Barthez and played with two great keepers in Alex Stepney and Harry Gregg.”― George Best
  43. “When I was playing, there were always lots of teams in contention for the league – Arsenal, Manchester City, Liverpool, Leeds. Every week was a big game and a big battle.”― George Best
  44. “Players today moan about the number of games, but when you’re young, you can’t play enough.”― George Best
  45. “There are so many memories for me in Manchester. Everywhere I go, I think, ‘I used to have boutiques here, clubs there, restaurants in that area.’”― George Best
  46. “It’s a big compliment that so many people want to see me. For them, it’s all about football. That’s what they remember about me.”― George Best
  47. “Drink is the only opponent I have been unable to beat.”― George Best
  48. “At the start of the season, there are 16 teams in the top division looking behind them, making sure they avoid relegation. The fear starts in the boardroom, comes down to managers and through to players. The fans sense it.”― George Best
  49. “From the FA to UEFA and FIFA, there’s a naivety, a lack of knowledge and understanding and packed with people who are out of touch.”― George Best
  50. “The onus is on the managers to send out an attacking formation and to tell their players to be bold.”― George Best
  51. “I used to dream about taking the ball ’round the keeper, stopping it on the line, and then getting on my hands and knees and heading it into the net. When I scored against Benfica in the 1968 European Cup final, I nearly did it. I left the keeper for dead, but then I chickened out.”― George Best
  52. “My one big regret is that I didn’t play on for ten more years.”― George Best
  53. “I was probably the first footballer ever to have a pop-star profile, and my agent was right when he said we could put my name on stair rods and sell them to people in bungalows.”― George Best
  54. “If I’d been born ugly, you’d never have heard of Pele.”― George Best
  55. “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.”― George Best
  56. “Just as I wanted to outdo everyone when I played, I had to outdo everyone when we were out on the town.”― George Best
  57. “I got my buzz from playing.”― George Best
  59. “One reason I don’t want to play in England again is because we don’t have any personalities.”― George Best
  60. “As long as I stay in training and play well, I don’t see what objection there can be to what I do off the field.”― George Best
  61. “In England, when an athlete gets to the top, we do our best to destroy him.”― George Best
  62. “I have really been disillusioned with soccer in England.”― George Best