George Best Match Worn Manchester United Shirt 1964 – 1968

Incredibly rare George Best Match Worn Manchester United Away Shirt

This shirt was an original piece of Manchester United squad equipment, and was worn on the field of play by Manchester United legend George Best.

George Best scored 179 goals in 470 club appearances for the club. During his time at Old Trafford, Best led United to 2 League Titles and one European Cup. Best also won the Ballon d’Or in 1968. George Best made his first team debut in 1963 at the age of 17 and went on to play 11 seasons at Old Trafford. Upon close inspection, you will come to find the following signs of use throughout this shirt: The shirt shows it’s age. There is minor/normal piling to the fabric. Very minor discoloring of the fabric. The squad number has normal/light fraying around the edges. Minor fraying to the sleeve cuffs. Umbro label is intact and colors are vibrant. One small hole is found to the back of the garment. Stitching appears to be intact throughout. No significant damage or staining can be found. Overall, excellent hallmarks of the age of the shirt while remaining in relatively excellent condition.

Please take a moment to review the authentication notes provided, as well as the provided photographs:

1. Umbro manufactured. Made in England.

2. No size label is listed. The garment appears to most closely resemble a size Medium. This slightly slimmer fit aligns with George’s garments early in his career at Old Trafford.

3. Umbro label stitched to inner neckline.

4. Best’s squad #7 stitched in cloth to the back of the garment. Best most commonly wore the squad numbers 7 & 11, depending on his position on match day. Historically, #7 was given to the right winger, and #11 to the left winger. Numbers in this era were often issued by position on match day, regardless of a player’s preferred number.

5. Ribbed collar and sleeve cuffs.

6. Shirt appears to be cotton, and is relatively lightweight.

7. Blue away shirt colourway. United wore this blue kit from 1964-1971, including during their
triumphant European Cup title in 1968 v. Benfica.

Comes With a Certificate of Authenticity

A museum-quality treasure. A stunning and beautiful George Best example dating to early in his legendary Manchester United career. Shirt will be presented in a black glossy gift box for future safekeeping.

Incredibly rare shirt from one of if not the greatest Manchester United player of all time.

Price : £24,994.99

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“George inspired me when I was young. He was flamboyant and exciting and able to inspire his team-mates. I actually think we were very similar players – dribblers who were able to create moments of magic.” — Diego Maradona

“What he had was unique, you can’t coach it.” — Johan Cruyff

“George was unique, the greatest talent our football ever produced – easily.” — Sir Alex Ferguson

“George Best was just the best. The greatest. He knew players went out onto the pitch to hurt him. They couldn’t get near him.” — Harry Redknapp

“Boss, I think I’ve found you a genius.” — Bob Bishop, Man United scout reporting on Best to manager Matt Busby