George Best’s Death – Cause and Date

Born (Birthday)

May 22, 1946

Death Date

November 25, 2005

Age of Death

59 years

Cause of Death

Alcohol Use Disorder


Soccer Player

The soccer player George Best died at the age of 59. Here is all you want to know, and more!

Biography - A Short Wiki

1968 European Soccer Player of the year who unexpectedly retired in the prime of his career at the age of 27; scored 137 goals in 361 appearances for Manchester United between 1963 and 1974.

He married his first wife, Angela MacDonald-Janes, in 1978 and had his first son, Calum, in 1981.



“The best thing about being a dad? Well, I think it’s just the thing that every man wants – to have a son and heir.” (George Best)


“I’ve always been a bit of a gypsy.” (George Best)


“Football is big business – you can’t get away from it. But you have to separate that side from the playing.” (George Best)


“My long hair and the sideburns made me stand out, really, because my hairstyle was completely different to the other footballers of that era.” (George Best)


“That thing about being an icon, the fifth Beatle, I just found it so freaky.” (George Best)