Maradona Good, Pelé Better, George Best

From the age of two-and-a-half George Best lived in Cregagh and played football on the pitch at the centre of the estate, where Cregagh Boys played their home games. After playing for Lisnasharragh Secondary he went to Manchester United at age fifteen – in 1961 – and from there to international stardom. When he died in 2005, he was remembered in the estate by a mural (that replaced a UFF mural). It stood for about ten years and now been updated with the mural shown in today’s images, along with the family home that has been returned to a 1960’s appearance – complete with George Best memorabilia – and is available to rent on AirBnb. The home and playing fields are also the starting part of the George Best Trail.

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2 thoughts on “Maradona Good, Pelé Better, George Best

  1. Anonymous 2022-03-27 / 11:48 am

    is it a painted mural or a digital product? Who designed it? (Dee Craig?)

    • Extramural Activity 2022-04-02 / 6:04 am

      Yes, it’s by Dee Craig. He uses parachute cloth, so it might just have been painted but more likely was designed and printed in outline/shadow before being painted.

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