1. George Best was flamboyant and exciting and able to inspire his teammates.
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3. In September 1990, George Best appeared on the primetime BBC chat show Wogan in which he was heavily drunk and swore, at one point saying to the host, "Terry, I like screwing".
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4. George Best spent Christmas of 1984 behind bars at Ford Open Prison.
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6. George Best was successfully defended when the case reached court in January 1973 by barrister George Carman QC, a close drinking companion of Best, as acknowledged in his book, Scoring at Half Time.
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9. George Best continued to be selected for Northern Ireland throughout the 1970s, despite his fluctuating form and off pitch problems.
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11. On 15 May 1971, George Best scored possibly the most famous "goal" of his career at Windsor Park in Belfast against England.
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12. George Best was capped 37 times for Northern Ireland, scoring nine goals.
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16. In total George Best made 470 appearances for Manchester United in all competitions from 1963 to 1974, and scored 179 goals.
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17. George Best would be the subject for a second time in 2003 when Michael Aspel surprised him at Teddington Studios.
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18. George Best won the Ballon d'Or in 1968 after receiving more votes than Bobby Charlton, Dragan Dzajic and Franz Beckenbauer.
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22. At the age of 15, George Best was discovered in Belfast by Manchester United scout Bob Bishop, whose telegram to United manager Matt Busby read: "I think I've found you a genius.
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24. George Best had four sisters, Carol, Barbara, Julie and Grace, and one brother, Ian.
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26. George Best was one of the inaugural 22 inductees into the English Football Hall of Fame in 2002.
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27. George Best was on the six-man short list for the BBC's Sports Personality of the Century in 1999.
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