George Best

1946-2005

George Best

At the age of 28 George Best had turned his back on a glittering career at Manchester United when the pressure of being in the limelight became too much.

By this time he had already scored 178 goals in 466 club games, gained two league championship medals and helped the Red Devils win the European Cup.

One of the greatest footballers of all time, Best had lost some of his pace by the time he arrived at Craven Cottage in 1976 but was still a marvellous player.

There was never a dull moment when he was around. Having surmounted legal wranglings over his transfer from Los Angeles Aztecs, Best scored 71 seconds into his debut for the Club.

He initially linked superbly with Rodney Marsh but things did not run as smoothly after a sending-off at Southampton and he eventually moved on.

Nevertheless, Best scored some fine goals and left lots of memories for the fans who saw him play for Fulham.

He died on 25th November 2005, aged 59, after suffering multiple organ failure.