The games, the goals, the glory: The complete untold story ‘It is no secret that George had his troubles. It was played out in the newspapers like a soap opera. That was not the life he wished for. In fact, he simply wished that the public, the supporters, would remember him for his football. Since he passed away, we have been dedicated to fulfilling his wish. We are delighted that this book concentrates on just that’ – Ian Best, brother ‘Remember me for the football’ was George Best’s last wish before his untimely death, aged just 59.‘True Genius’ is the definitive family-backed account of his remarkable career published to coincide with what would have been his 75th birthday. Written by celebrated Manchester United author Wayne Barton, this biography goes into unparalleled depth to tell the complete story for the first time of how the lad from Cregagh, Northern Ireland, became the game’s first superstar. Barton has spent years trawling the archives and spoken to a host of former team-mates, managers, friends and close family to tell his story, going behind the scenes and researching matches and official records in microscopic detail. While there have been many books on George Best, this is the only biography that captures the football story so exhaustively, unearthing revealing material that will shed new light on one of the game’s most naturally gifted players. Supplemented with rare and unseen images painstakingly researched and restored from the Daily Mirror archives this is the ultimate portrait of a true football genius.