If I had been born ugly, you would never have heard of Pelé. (ang.)
George Best cytaty
Data urodzenia: 22. Maj 1946
Data zgonu: 25. Listopad 2005
George Best – piłkarz północnoirlandzki, wieloletni zawodnik Manchesteru United.
Cytaty George Best
I spent a lot of money on booze, birds and fast cars. The rest I just squandered. (ang.)
„Pele nazwał mnie najlepszym piłkarzem na świecie. To jest najpełniejsze uhonorowanie mojego życia.“
Pelé called me the greatest footballer in the world. That is the ultimate salute to my life. (ang.)
„Nie umie grać lewą nogą, ani głową, nie umie robić wślizgów i nie strzela wielu goli. Poza tym jest w porządku.“
He cannot kick with his left foot, he cannot head a ball, he cannot tackle and he doesn't score many goals. Apart from that he's all right. (ang.)
o Davidzie Beckhamie.
„Powiedziałem kiedyś, że IQ Gazzy jest mniejsze niż jego numer na jego koszulce. A on mnie zapytał co to jest IQ.“
I once said Gazza's IQ was less than his shirt number and he asked me: What's an IQ? (ang.)
o Paulu Gascoigne.
C. 1974; reported in Patrick West, Beating Them at Their Own Game: How the Irish Conquered English Soccer (2006), p. 188.
Reported in " Best: Decline of the golden boy http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/4090840.stm", BBC News (June 14 2005).
„If you'd given me the choice of going out and beating four men and smashing a goal in from thirty yards against Liverpool or going to bed with Miss World, it would have been a difficult choice. Luckily, I had both.“
In the book The Afterlife by Paul Morley " http://footyfactor.com/tag/the-afterlife", Footy Factor (April 23, 2009).
Reported in Ned Sherrin, Oxford Dictionary of Humorous Quotations (2008), p. 153.
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„…the Englishman, George Best, who was an amazing footballer in his day but at the same time he was a bum and a drunk – a bohemian. Because of his soccer art though, he had a royal funeral.“
quoted in interview with ['Get Out of Here, I am Sekularac', Prvoslav Vujcic, http://www.urbanbookcircle.com/get-out-of-here-i-am-sekularac-by-prvoslav-vujcic.html, Urban Book Circle, 2006-05-01, 2016-05-15]
„There have been a few players described as the new George Best over the years, but this is the first time it's been a compliment to me.“
On Cristiano Ronaldo; reported in " Funniest ever footie quotes http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/news/article891202.ece", TheSun.co.uk (March 8, 2008).
Reported in " The things they say: George Best http://www.fifa.com/worldfootball/news/newsid=1085364.html", FIFA.com (July 31, 2009).
„He cannot kick with his left foot, he cannot head a ball, he cannot tackle and he doesn't score many goals. Apart from that he's all right.“
On David Beckham; reported in " The things they say: George Best http://www.fifa.com/worldfootball/news/newsid=1085364.html", FIFA.com (July 31, 2009).