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George Best
Born: May 22, 1946 City: Belfast, Northern Ireland   Height: 5' 8" Weight: 159 lbs.   National Team: Northern Ireland 1964-1977
Died: November 25, 2005            
Clubs: Manchester United 1963-74, Jewish Guild 1974, Dunstable Town 1974, Stockport County 1975, Cork Celtic 1975-76, Fulham 1976-78, Hibernian 1979-81, Sea Bee 1982, Hong Kong Rangers 1982, Bournmouthe 1983, Brisbane Lions 1983, Osborne Park Galeb 1983, Nuneaton Burough 1983, Tobermore United 1984
Aztecs 77 Head George Best
Thanks Jan Reinertsen
Team League Year Num P Gms Goals Asts Pts Citizen
Los Angeles Aztecs NASL 76 11 F 23 15 7 37 N. Ireland
Los Angeles Aztecs NASL 77 11 F 20 11 18 40 N. Ireland
Los Angeles Aztecs Indoor NASL 78 11 F         N. Ireland
Los Angeles Aztecs NASL 78 11 F 12 1 0 2 N. Ireland
Ft. Lauderdale Strikers NASL 78 3 F 9 4 1 9 N. Ireland
Ft. Lauderdale Strikers NASL 79 3 F 19 2 7 11 N. Ireland
San Jose Earthquakes NASL 80 11 F 26 8 11 27 N. Ireland
San Jose Earthquakes Indoor NASL 80-81 11 F 16 25 27 77 N. Ireland
San Jose Earthquakes NASL 81 11 F 30 13 10 36 N. Ireland
San Jose Earthquakes Indoor NASL 81-82 11 F 5 8 15 31 N. Ireland
                   
                   
                   
                   
                   
Northern Ireland 1971

George Best (L), Gordon Banks (R)
Northern Ireland vs. England
   
Dunstable Town 1974 (England)

Manchester United Reserves at Dunstable
 
Manchester United Reserves at Dunstable
Los Angeles Aztecs 1976 Home Numbers Above Stripes (NASL)
     
NASL Soccer Los Angeles Aztecs 76 Home George Best (4)     
Los Angeles Aztecs 1976 Home Numbers Through Stripes (NASL)
     

Davie Kemp (13), George Best (11)
Earthquakes Red collar
Los Angeles Aztecs-San Jose Earthquakes
 
Bobby Moore (6), George Best (12)
San Antonio Thunder at Los Angeles Aztecs
NASL Soccer Los Angeles Aztecs 76 Home George Best
Brian Joy (4), George Best (11), Alan Stephens
San Diego Jaws at Los Angeles Aztecs

George Best (11), Pat McBride
St. Louis Stars vs. Los Angeles Aztecs
Los Angeles Aztecs 1976 Road (NASL)
     
NASL Soccer Los Angeles Aztecs 76 Road George Best (4)
NASL Soccer Los Angeles Aztecs 76 Road Back George Best Los Angeles Aztecs 76 Road Team 3
 
Los Angeles Aztecs 1976 Road Alternate (NASL)
     
NASL Soccer Los Angeles Aztecs 76 Road George Best, cooke, McAlinden
This picture is from '76.   The players  are wearing the '75 jerseys.  It is unclear if this is just an early season photo opportunity.  All the '76 Aztecs wearing '74 jerseys pictures seem to be taken at the same time with Elton John in many of the pictures.  There are no people in the stands.

Elton John (L), George Best (11)

This picture is likely from 1976.  However, I'm not sure.
Los Angeles Aztecs 1977 Home (NASL)

Thanks http://www.footballshirtcollection.com/

Thanks http://www.footballshirtcollection.com/


Thanks http://www.footballshirtcollection.com/
NASL Soccer Los Angeles Aztecs 77 Home George Best 2 
Charlie Cooke (5), George Best (11), Brian Bason (14)
Vancouver Whitecaps at Los Angeles Aztecs

John McGrane (18), Des Backos (6), Steve David (7), George Best (11), Charlie Cooke (5)

George Best (11), Bob Hope (R)
Dallas Tornado at Los Angeles Aztecs
Photo from http://www.gettyimages.com/
NASL Soccer Los Angeles Aztecs 77 Home Back George Best Timbers Clyde Best  
Los Angeles Aztecs 1977 Road (NASL)
     

Rodney Marsh (10), George Best (11)
Los Angeles Aztecs at Tampa Bay Rowdies
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George Best (11), Pele (10), Vito Dimitrijevic (3)
Los Angeles Aztecs at New York Cosmos
NASL Soccer Los Angeles Aztecs 77 Road George Best
 
George Best, Terry Fisher
Los Angeles Aztecs at Tampa Bay Rowdies
Los Angeles Aztecs 1977 Road Big Number Variation (NASL)
NASL Soccer Los Angeles Aztecs 77 Road George Best    
Los Angeles Aztecs 1978 Home (NASL)
     
  Aztecs 78 Home Suhnholz, Best, Cosmos
Terry Garbett (14), Wolfgang Suhnholz (10), Werner Roth (4), Erol Yasin (G), George Best (11)
New York Cosmos at Los Angeles Aztecs
Photo by Tim Considine

Steve David (7), George Best (11)
Los Angeles Aztecs 1978 Road (NASL)
     
   
Ft. Lauderdale Strikers 1978 Home (NASL)
     

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Strikers 78 Road George Best (2)
Al Trost (12), George Best (3), Joe Clarke (20)
Ft. Lauderdale Strikers at California Surf
Strikers 78 Road George Best, Rowdies.jpg
George Best (3), Mirandinha (26)
Tampa Bay Rowdies at Ft. Lauderdale Strikers

Thanks Jan Reinertsen

In the series of photos, you can see the disintegration of George's jersey.  In the last picture, the Strikers logo has completely worn off

 Ian Turner (00), George Best (3)
Ft. Lauderdale Strikers at Houston Hurricane
Ft. Lauderdale Strikers 1978 Road (NASL)
     
NASL Soccer Ft. Lauderdale Strikers 78 Home George Best, Tea Men Dennis Wit,    
Ft. Lauderdale Strikers 1979 Home (NASL)
NASL Soccer Ft. Lauderdale Strikers 79 Road Jersey George Best NASL Soccer Ft. Lauderdale Strikers 79 Road Jersey George Best Back  

George Best (3), Arnie Mausser (1), Tony Whelan (6)
Ft. Lauderdale Strikers at New York Cosmos
NASL Soccer Ft. Lauderdale Strikers 79 Road Back George Best 2 Strikers 79 Road Team
Thanks http://mytampabayrowdies.blogspot.com/

Teofilo Cubillas (2), George Best (3), Guy Newman (25), Gerd Mueller (15)
Photo from
http://www.soccernation.com
  NASL Soccer Ft. Lauderdale Strikers 79 Road George Best
Ft. Lauderdale Strikers 1979 Road (NASL)
     
NASL Soccer Ft. Lauderdale Strikers 79 Home Teofilo Cubillas, Best, Whittle  
Ken Fogarty (8), George Best (3), Terry Park (7)
Photo from http://naslmemories.blogspot.com/
Hibernian 1979-81 (Scotland)

 
     
San Jose Earthquakes 1980 Home (NASL)

Steve David (7), Peter Lechermann (22), George Best (11)
California Surf at San Jose Earthquakes

George Best (11), Johan Cruyff (14)
San Jose Earthquakes at San Jose Earthquakes
NASL Soccer San Jose Earthquakes 80 Home George Best 2 - Copy   George Best (11), Dave Huson (18), Bobby Thomson (2)
San Jose Earthquakes vs. Memphis Rogues
Thanks http://thememphisrogues.blogspot.com/
San Jose Earthquakes 1980 Road (NASL)
     
     
San Jose Earthquakes 1980-81 Indoor Home (NASL)
     
     

George Best (11), Alan Hudson (4), Jeff Stock (16)
San Jose Earthquakes at Seattle Sounders
   
San Jose Earthquakes 1980-81 Indoor Road (NASL)
     
     
San Jose Earthquakes 1981 Home (NASL)
NASL Soccer San Jose Earthquakes 80-81 Road Jersey George Best PW  
NASL Soccer San Jose Earthquakes 81 Road George Best (6)   NASL Soccer San Jose Earthquakes 81 Road Team
San Jose Earthquakes 1981 Home No Adidas Logo (NASL)
     
NASL Soccer San Jose Earthquakes 81 Road George Best (3)                                             
San Jose Earthquakes 1981 Road (NASL)
NASL Soccer San Jose Earthquakes 81 Home Jersey George Best Back  NASL Soccer San Jose Earthquakes 81 Home Jersey George Best Back.jpg  
     
San Jose Earthquakes 1981-82 Home Mesh (NASL)
Quakes 80-81 Road George Best Sitting
This example of the mesh shirt is missing Adidas logo
                                           George Best can be seen wearing this jersey in the interview before the 1981 Boomers-Earthquakes game.

San Jose Earthquakes 1981-82 Indoor Home (NASL)
   
Thanks Jan Reinertsen
                                              
San Jose Earthquakes 1981-82 Indoor Road (NASL)
     
                                              
Tobermore United 1984 (Northern Ireland)