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Belfast City Airport named after George Best Image Source : Wikipédia

On the 25th November of 2005 and 2013, two Manchester United legends George Best and Bill Foulkes left this land respectively. May their souls rest well.

George Best.
George Best, also known as Georgie Best, was a Northern Irish professional footballer born on 22 May 1946 ,  who played as a winger, spending most of his club career at Manchester United. A highly skilful dribbler, Best is regarded as one of the best players in the history of the sport. He was named European Footballer of the Year in 1968 and came sixth in the FIFA Player of the Century vote. Best received plaudits for his playing style, which combined pace, skill, balance, feints, two-footedness, goalscoring and the ability to get past defenders.

UEFA also twitted in accordance to George Best's 16th anniversary.
See tweet below;

George Best played for Manchester United between 1963 and 1974. He played
361games for the club and netted 137 goals.
On 20 November, the British tabloid News of the World published a picture of Best (at his own request) showing him in his hospital bed with jaundice, along with a warning about the dangers of alcohol with his message: "Don't die like me". In the early hours of 25 November 2005, treatment was stopped; later that day he died, aged 59, as a result of a lung infection and multiple organ failure

Bill Foulkes
William Anthony Foulkes, born on 5th January 1932 was an English footballer who played for Manchester United in the Busby Babes teams of the 1950s, and also in the 1960s. His favoured position was centre-half. For Manchester United, he played 688 games which places him at number 4 on the all-time list of appearances behind Ryan Giggs, Bobby Charlton and Paul Scholes. He made 3 appearances as a substitute. He also started in every single United game in the 1957–58, 1959–60 and 1964–65 seasons. He scored a total of 9 goals in his 18 seasons at United, an equivalent of 566 games and helped the club win four First Division titles, one FA Cup and one European Cup. He was capped only once for England in 1955.

Foulkes died at the age of 81 in Manchester on 25 November 2013. He had reportedly been suffering from Alzheimer's disease during the final few years of his life. His last appearance in public was almost four years earlier at the funeral of Albert Scanlon, another United player who survived the Munich crash. He is not believed to have attended the funeral of Kenny Morgans, another survivor of the crash, in November 2012.

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