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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...

Best, Law and Charlton: The Best Moments of The Holy Trinity

On a cold day in January 1964, after a difficult spell for Manchester United, three players strode out onto the pitch at West Brom as part of the starting XI for the very first time. What came next was nearly a full decade of fantastic football from those who became Manchester United’s Holy Trinity. Today, 47 years since all three players...

Bob Bishop – The Football Scout who Discovered George Best

In 1961, Manchester United scout Bob Bishop discovered 15 year old George Best. Captivated by George's raw talent and skilful trickery, Bishop sent club manager Matt Busby a life-changing eight worded telegram. The message read, "I think I've found you a genius"...and the rest is history. If their paths hadn't intertwined, the world may never have known the name of the...

The Best George Best Songs & The Stories Behind Them

It’s no secret that football fans like to sing and with that said there’s no man with more songs to his name than George Best. The people simply loved his style, skills and cheeky charm so much they decided to pen ballads and tributes to celebrate his talent, career and his memory. So, we’ve unearthed some of the best George...

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,...

Explore Belfast Through the Footsteps of George Best

George Best might have left Belfast at the tender age of 15, but his heart continued to belong to the Northern Irish city long after he'd departed. Born in east Belfast on 22 May 1946 to a working-class family, there are spots all around the city that were touched by a little bit of George Best magic throughout his life....

Take a Look Back at Fascinating George Best Interviews

An icon of the 60s and 70s, George Best's style and charisma was perfectly captured on camera. Always humble and true to his roots, Best was frequently quizzed about his rise to fame, ties to Belfast and the glamorous lifestyle that captivated his fans. To showcase some of his finest moments on film, we've compiled some of our favourite George...

What Was it Like to Be Friends with George Best?

Can you imagine being friends with a football legend? In the 1970s, Northern Ireland teammates Tommy Cassidy and George Best shared a room for the duration of four years. And it's no surprise that the football duo shared some memorable moments along the way. Back in 2015, Cassidy recalled his friendship with the one and only George Best. Speaking to...

A Unique Stay in Best’s Family Home

An unassuming terraced house in east Belfast is fast becoming one of the most sought-after Airbnb’s in the city. From the outside, it looks like many other homes in Belfast, but once you know its history, you’ll understand why people are clamouring to stay at this Airbnb in Belfast. 16 Burren Way isn’t just a standard Belfast home, it was...

George Best Remembered Fondly by the City he Loved

This week, George Best’s ex-wife talked fondly of how Belfast continues to remember its native son. With murals at every turn, his name attached to one of the city’s airports and with work being completed on Signature Living’s George Best Hotel, George Best’s legacy is sure to continue for many years to come. Alex Best was married to the famous...

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