Oct 3, 2011
It’s Retro Week here at World Soccer Shop! We’re celebrating by featuring a handful of the throw-back kits available in our shop. Spanning the past century and the entire globe, these retro jerseys carry plenty of memories and an equal amount of old-school swag!
George Best’s jersey is probably better recognized as a red blur down the flank at Manchester United’s Old Trafford, because the former Red Devil made a career flashing past defenders out wide before tucking the ball in the ole onion bag. But here on the right, is a decorated Best jersey, one of hundreds, laid outside Old Trafford for the legend’s memorial late 2005.
Best made his debut for the Red Devils a the fledgling age of 17, and few would have guessed that teenager would prove to be one of the most famous players to come through the club. From 1963-74 Best fired home 179 goals, good enough to tie him for United’s fourth all-time goal scorer, across 470 appearances for the Red Devils. One of his highlight performances in his obviously prolific career with United came against Northampton Town in 1970 when he found the net six times. Best will forever be remembered as one of the best players to come through Manchester United, and given the club’s long-time success and high-profile rosters, that speaks volumes.
Mix his top-shelf play on the field with a celebrity-like persona off it, and it’s clear why Best will always be highly regarded in the hearts of Manchester United fans and general fans of the sport alike.
These very fans arrived in droves at Old Trafford on Nov. 26, 2005, the day after Best passed away, to leave candles, jerseys and other items to show their respects to the legendary player and his impressive career as a professional footballer.