For The Football

Before he died (in 2005), George Best asked that people “remember me for my football” and the phrase became the title of a Best retrospective. It is also inspired the life-size title of the statue of created by Tony Currie and funded by fans (Belfast Live) in front of Windsor Park (and the Glen Molly (ig) mural in Hill Street). When it was launched, the statue drew criticism for not looking like its subject (BBC | Newsletter). Soccer star sculptures are perhaps hard to do: here’s a list of ten questionable statues of soccer stars, including Maradona in Kolkata (Guardian) and Ronaldo in Madeira (BBC), but missing Mo Salah in Sharm al-Sheikh (BBC).

For an awkward painting of Best, see The Best A Man Can Get in Newtownards.

See also the new Best mural in Cregagh: Maradona Good, Pelé Better, George Best

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3 thoughts on “For The Football

  1. John Doherty 2022-05-14 / 9:26 am

    Over 50 years ago George visited me in the Belfast Childrens Hospital and presented me with his Northern Ireland shirt. What a player! Where did you take the photo of Mural Remember me for my football? Thanks.

    • Extramural Activity 2022-05-17 / 9:05 pm

      Hello John – it’s in through the big black doors below the Harp Lager sign on Hill St – across from the Black Box murals

      • John Doherty 2022-05-17 / 10:58 pm

        Many thanks for the information. Keep safe and well.

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