On this Day, 2005: Football legend Best dies

Sport360 staff 11:28 25/11/2016
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Best: One of football's most iconic players.

The legendary star is remembered as one of football’s all-time great and unique talents.

Best made his name at Manchester United, where he won the European Cup in 1968 and was also named European Footballer of the Year.

He was also revered as Northern Ireland’s best-ever player.

Having experienced health troubles over a number of years, Best sadly died at the age of 59 in 2005.


Here are the other sporting events that happened on this day:

1953: England lost to continental opposition at Wembley for the first time, beaten 6-3 by Hungary.
1970: Peter Shilton made his debut as England goalkeeper in a 3-1 win over East Germany at Wembley. He won his 125th and final cap in 1990.
1990: Australia beat England by 10 wickets in the first Test at Brisbane, their first win over England inside three days since 1938.
2004: England’s one-day international against Zimbabwe in Harare was cancelled in the wake of the row which saw 13 British journalists banned from entering the country.
2009: Leicester Tigers coach Richard Cockerill was suspended for four weeks after admitting to offences of match official abuse.
2010: The Scottish Football Association announced all Clydesdale Bank Premier League fixtures for the coming weekend would go ahead despite a strike by Scottish referees. Officials from Luxembourg and Israel were involved in ensuring the games went ahead.
2012: Ricky Hatton announced his retirement from boxing for a second time after losing his comeback fight against Vyacheslav Senchenko in Manchester.
2013: England team director Andy Flower said David Warner got it ”horribly wrong” when he publicly criticised England batsman Jonathan Trott, who left the Ashes tour with a stress-related illness.
2014: Australia batsman Phil Hughes was left fighting for his life after being struck on the head by a bouncer during a Sheffield Shield match. He died two days later.

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