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Tales from the Book of Golden Ball Champions through Time .. George Best

Many football stars left indelible historical imprints inside the green rectangle during their football career full of titles and accomplishments, whether with the national teams or the clubs that defended their shirt, to succeed in engraving their names in letters of light in the records of the winners of the Golden Ball Award granted annually by the famous French magazine France Football has been named the best player in the world since its inception in 1956 until now.

George Best, the former legend of Northern Ireland and Manchester United, won the Ballon d'Or in 1968, as the late player in 2005 was one of the best strikers in football history, and was incredibly talented, especially in offensive skills, but was also known to be a symbol of sexual scandals and alcoholism. .

George Best won the Ballon d'Or after winning first place in the voting race with 61 points, surpassing Sir Bobby Charlton, who came in summer with 53 points, while Serbian Dragan Djijic came third with 46 points.

George Best, born in 1946, fought a busy career in the green rectangle with the clubs that he played in their jersey, most notably Manchester United, who wore his shirt between 1963 and 1974.

George Best participated in 470 matches in all championships with the Red Devils, during which he managed to score 179 goals, and won five titles, including the English Premier League twice, the Charity Shield twice, in addition to one title in the Champions League.

George Best has a record with United by scoring 6 goals in one game, which led Manchester United to an 8-2 victory over Northampton Town in the fifth round of the FA Cup in 1970.

At the international level, George Best made his appearance in 37 international matches for Northern Ireland, during which he scored 9 goals.