Friday, October 27, 2006

Ulster's finest son, a fitting tribute...

Dick Best, George's father, and the new five pound note

How many professional sportsmen, never mind famous footballers have been honoured by having their face being printed on banknotes? I don't know the answer to that question, but I doubt there's many, if any. But that is exactly what the Ulster Bank has done to commemorate the legend and the late Georgie Best, it's a fitting tribute to the finest player that I've ever had the pleasure to witness play.

Best gave me countless unforgettable memories of his sublime skill. He will never be replaced by another in the eyes of those who watched him play on a regular basis back in the 60s and early 70s.

Forget the rubbish about being a flawed genius, he was a true genius, only Diego Maradona has come close to what Best could do with a football as his feet. If you get to chance to own one of these notes, they will be collectors items. The legend lives on.

BBC News


  1. Jack Nicklaus was put on the back of a Royal Bank of Scotland fiver. Quite fitting that, too.

  2. I never knew that, the Golden Bear has his own banknotes, fitting indeed.


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