George Best’s little black book containing a list of his many romantic conquests sells for £1,500 at auction
- The former Manchester United star kept names and numbers in a black book
- Best, from Belfast, died aged 59 in 2005 from complications of his liver disease
- The player had a liver transplant in 2002 but the organ failed within two years
George Best’s ‘Little Black Book’ which he kept the names and numbers of dozens of women has gone under the hammer and sold for £1,500.
The former Manchester United player was renowned for his womanising and later alcoholism which would eventually claim his life in 2005.
The footballer once said: ‘I used to go ‘missing’ a lot… Miss Canada, Miss United Kingdom, Miss World…’
Former Manchester United ace George Best, pictured with wife Alex in the early 2000s
George Best, who died in 2005 aged 59, kept a list of his romantic conquests in a little black book which was sold at auction for £1,500
The former player was linked to a string of models, actresses and singers from the 1960s
Best was married to Angie from the 1970s until 1981 and then to Alex Best, pictured left, between 1995 and 2004. He is pictured here in 1977 with girlfriend Heidi Stillians, 18
George and his the future wife Angie Macdonald relaxing at his London home in 1976
The former footballer was 59 when he died in the Cromwell Hospital in London.
Best was married twice. He had a son Callum with his first wife Angie, who was a former Playboy bunny.
They met in the 1970s while Best was playing in the United States towards the end of his career.
They divorced in 1981.
His second wife Alex Best remained married to him between 1995 and 2004.
Best underwent a liver transplant in 2002 and tried to battle his alcoholism, but towards the end of his life, the transplant began to fail and he was readmitted to hospital.
As well as his wives, Best was romantically linked to the Texan Miss World Marjorie Wallace.
He also had encounters with Carry On actress Barbara Windsor, actress Susan George and Lynsey de Paul.
Best once said: ‘If you’d given me the choice of beating four men and smashing a goal in from 30 yards against Liverpool or going to bed with Miss World.
‘It would have been a difficult choice. Luckily, I had both.’
According to The Mirror, the book was sold by Stacey’s Auctioneers in Basildon, Essex.