WATCH: Upcoming documentary on George Best looks absolutely incredible 5 years ago

WATCH: Upcoming documentary on George Best looks absolutely incredible

"The promise of magic is what George Best always brought."

Before Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi or any other football superstar, there was George Best.


In the eyes of many football fans, he was the best. On the field, 'El Beatle' was capable of producing moments that were genuinely mesmeric and as Pele said "George Best was the greatest player in the world." Quite simply put, he made the beautiful game look beautiful.

Away from the pitch, Best perfectly described his life with one iconic quote "I spent a lot of money on booze, birds and fast cars – the rest I just squandered."

Previous documentaries and film adaptations have failed to do justice to Belfast's most famous son, but we have a feeling that George Best: All By Himself, most certainly will.


For those that want a sneak peek, it's being shown at the Belfast and Dublin Film Festivals and you can check out what's in store in the above trailer.

Plot's it all about:  He was football’s first rock and roll star – a handsome, charismatic Belfast boy who could thrill and excite the crowds with every turn of the ball. But George Best was also the lead in his own Shakespearean tragedy, a flawed genius, brought down by drink, temptation and depression.

Release date: 24 February