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  Tuesday, 30 July, 2002, 13:42 GMT 14:42 UK
George Best: Career in pictures

Best scores in the European Cup final against Benfica
George Best's strike helps Manchester United to European Cup glory in 1968

Man Utd legends Paddy Crerand, Matt Busby and George Best after Manchester United beat Benfica 4-1
Finest hour: Best (right), manager Matt Busby (centre) and Pat Crerand posing with the European Cup

George Best with Man Utd and England legends Bobby Charlton (right) and Nobby Stiles
The striker lined up for Man Utd for only four more years before announcing his retirement in 1972

George Best battled to control drink problems throughout his footballing career
In 1976 Best moved closer to the Kings Road, playing for Fulham for a record 500 per game

Best turned out for LA Aztecs before retiring completely at the end of 1983
Best twice graced the North American Soccer League, in 1975 for Fort Lauderdale, and 1983 for LA Aztecs

George Best, Bobby Charlton and Denis Law picked up their awards at Old Trafford
Best, Sir Bobby Charlton and Denis Law received lifetime achievement awards in August 2000

George Best with his father in August 2000 before he was diagnosed with liver problems
Best currently works as a pundit for Sky Sports, here he poses with his father at another awards ceremony

George Best

Best's liver transplant

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