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George Best: one of Northern Ireland’s top brands

November 7th, 2012

The Belfast Telegraph ran a poll this week on Northern Ireland’s top 50 brands. George came 12th, and here is what they said:

The man above knew what he was doing. For he simply couldn’t have given the world’s best footballer a better name than Best. But the worst of times were also to engulf the shy star from Burren Way as his life, like his football career, was cut short by alcohol. Bestie scored with thousands of women but one love affair endured and on a dismal December day in 2005 Belfast people forgot which foot they kicked with to say farewell to the Man Utd and Northern Ireland icon who dazzled with both.

Additionally, here’s a look at some of the best quotes about George.