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‘El Beatle’ | How George Best Became Known as the Fifth Beatle

He was the world?s first celebrity sports star and football?s original pin-up ? George Best held a grip on 1960s culture that rivalled the dominance of the Fab Four during his golden years at Manchester United. It?s no wonder they called him ?El Beatle?. But, given that United?s most famous No.7 never met the boys from Merseyside, what was the...

Help Us To Find The Best George Best Stories and Photos

In a recent article from Belfast Live, an appeal was started by the George Best family to find the very best George Best stories and photos to be displayed in The George Best Hotel. Norman and Barbara McNarry, George?s sister and brother-in-law, have set out in search of untold, touching and funny stories from George?s past. Asking fans and friends,...

The Life of George Best

George Best is undeniably one of the most recognised and celebrated footballers in sporting history. Born and bred in Belfast, Best shot into the spotlight as a young, eager and gifted footballer with a passion for the game and a talent no one could comprehend. From an early age, George was recognised as a unique player and was spotted by...