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If I’d been born ugly, you’d never have heard of Pelé
Georgie Best was the most naturally gifted footballer Britain has produced.
Honours and statistics don’t tell the story here- it was what he could do with the ball, even under intense physical pressure in an era of muddy pitches when tackles from behind were the thing and when referees didn’t protect the stars.
The legend of his Beatledom and self destruction is another matter, but to spend five minutes watching clips of vintage Best, riding savage tackles and imposing his will on the ball is a transcendental pleasure indeed.

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