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FAQ of George Best
How many goals did George Best score during his career?
George Best scored a total of 260 senior goals throughout his career. 251 of these strikes came at club level with 179 being scored for Manchester United. As well as those 251 club goals, Best scored on nine occasions for the senior Northern Irish team between 1964 and 1977.
In what year did Best join Manchester United?
George Best first joined the youth team set up at Manchester United in 1961. He was fifteen at the time, and would be involved in that section of the club for two years. Best subsequently signed his first professional contract with Manchester United in 1963.
Does Best have a Ballon d'Or?
Yes, George Best won the Ballon d’Or award in 1968, the same year that his Manchester United team lifted the European Cup. This was his only Ballon d’Or, but he also came third in the voting in 1971, behind Johan Cruyff of the Netherlands and Italy’s Sandro Mazzola.
What number did George Best wear for United?
George Best most famously wore the number seven shirt for Manchester United. This became an iconic number within the club, with other great stars such as Eric Cantona also taking seven. However, Best also wore alternative numbers including 11, 10, 8 and 9.
How many trophies did George Best win?
George Best won six major trophies in his career. With Manchester United, he won the first division championship twice, in 1965 and 1967, and he was part of the team that won the 1968 European Cup. Best also won the charity shield twice, plus the East of Scotland Shield with Hibernian in 1980.
George Best Quiz Questions
- George Best scored six goals in a single match for Manchester United against which team in 1970?
- George Best won the Ballon d’Or award in which year?
- How many FA Cup titles did George Best win with Manchester United?
- How many league titles did Best win with United during his career?
- In what year was George Best inducted into the English Football Hall of Fame?
- In which year did Best help Man United win the European Cup?
- In which year did George Best retire from professional football?
- What was the highest number of goals George Best scored in a single League season?
- What was the nickname given to George Best due to his incredible dribbling skills?
- What was the total number of goals George Best scored for Manchester United in all competitions?
- When did George Best make his professional debut for Manchester United?
- Which club did George Best join after leaving Manchester United in 1974?
- Which national team did George Best represent during his international career?
- Which position did Best primarily play during his career?