May 24th, 2016
On May 22nd 2016 fans all over the world paid tribute to George Best on what would have been his 70th birthday.
“This man is born on the 22 May … What a day I’m proud to be born on.. A football profile 18 years older than me to the day”. Garry Burgess
“Growing up in Northern Ireland in the dark troubled days of the 60s and 70s he was our one shining light. Totally idolised him. Still miss him so much. Best footballer ever to pull on a pair of football boots.” Garth Turner
“No one better than George Best, feel sorry for the kids who have never seen him play, sorry kids but you missed the best player ever and I don’t think you will ever see the like again, and I am a Blue, R.I.P G B.” Peter Beachill
“The mould was broke when George was born. No other player will match his skill, flare and technique on the pitch”. Jules Armstrong
“The Greatest footballer who ever lived”. Brian Blowe Snr
“Simply the very best that ever played the game”. Martin Dawson
“Without doubt, the best player ever… His parents named him George, God made sure his name was Best… Never to be forgotten… Hope you’re having a good time up there, George”. John McConnell
“God sprinkled you with stardust and made you the greatest footballer that ever lived…Happy Birthday Georgie Boy….”. Brian Blowe Snr
“Remembering George on his special day. Absolute Legend, who lit the world up on the football pitch with his amazing talent. Your name is sung all over Old Trafford, and your memory will always live on in our hearts . RIP , xxx”. Ursula Lockwood
“It’s a pleasure to share my birthday with the world’s greatest player George Best. Happy 70th Birthday George RIP xx”. Susan Gravett
“Happy Birthday George, watched you play so many times at Old Trafford …you will never be forgotten x”. Mallory Meredith Dooley
“Remembering George’s birthday and his brilliance as a footballer. Grew up on the Cregagh Estate and had the pleasure of kicking a ball with him on the field at the top of Burren Way; I’ll never forget. All the Best from Vancouver.” Bill Morrell
“…RIP Happy Birthday to the man who made me love football!”. Jim Aitken
“Happy birthday to the Belfast Boy George Best true Legend”. Alan Mcfadden
“70 years ago today, a star was sent from heaven above,
it landed in a place called Belfast, a son for Mr and Mrs Best to love.
The Lord named him George and he gave him a gift,
to entertain the people and a special cup to lift.
He did the lords will, with a talent so rare,
and an attitude that the devil may care.
The people they loved him, everyone knew his name,
he was the hero of the terraces a magnet for fortune and fame.
Well the years they did fly, and the managers did cry,
for the soul that was troubled and sore.
Till the dreaded day dawned and he played till the end, and the star could shine no more.
Happy Birthday George, thanks for the memories xxxx”. June Hagan
Best, who won the European Cup with Manchester United in 1968, was born in Belfast on May 22, 1946.
Happy 70th Birthday George. Thanks for the magical moments. You will never be forgotten.