Focus On; George Best

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He played for Fulham from 1976–77, showing that, although he had lost some of his pace, he retained his skills. His time with the “Cottagers” is particularly remembered for a match against Hereford United on 25 September 1976 in which he jokingly tackled his own teammate, and old drinking mate, Rodney Marsh. Best and Marsh were drawn to the club by the presence of England World Cup winning captain Bobby Moore, and they were involved in exuberant goal celebrations.

Best played for three clubs in the United States: Los Angeles Aztecs, Fort Lauderdale Strikers and later San Jose Earthquakes; he also played for the Detroit Express on a European tour.

Best was a success on the field, scoring 15 goals in 24 games in his first season with the Aztecs and named as the NASL’s best midfielder in his second. He and manager Ken Adam opened “Bestie’s Beach Club” (now called “The Underground” after the London subway system) in Hermosa Beach, California in the 1970s, and continued to operate it until the 1990s.


  • Full Name: George Best
  • Position: Forward
  • Date of Birth: 22.05.1946
  • Birthplace: Belfast
  • Nation: N Ireland
  • Caps: 37
  • Goals: 9
  • Club Career: Fulham
  • Period: 1976-1977
    • League Games, 42
    • League Goals, 8
    • Previous Club: Los Angeles Aztecs
      • Transfer Fee: –
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