George Best statue unveiled in Belfast
A bronze statue of George Best has been unveiled just yards away from Windsor Park, where the legendary footballer player many international games for Northern Ireland.
The life-sized statue - which was funded by the public - has been placed outside the Olympia Leisure Centre.
It's unveiling took place this morning, marking what would have been the former Manchester United star's 73rd birthday.
The statue was created by Belfast sculptor Tony Currie of the Lecale Bronze art group and captures George Best dribbling a football.
This morning's unveiling was attended by George Best's sister, Barbara McNarry and his former teammate Pat Jennings.
Football legend Pat Jennings, George Best’s sister Barbara and superfan Robert have unveiled a bronzed statue of Best on what would have been his 73rd birthday. pic.twitter.com/qUnzYzCf6i— Q Radio News (@qnewsdesk) May 22, 2019
Mr Jennings said: "As soon as you saw him in the training sessions, going around nutmegging the older players, you thought 'Oh, what a talent this lad's going to be' and of course he went on to be an unbelieveable player."
NI Football legend Pat Jennings pays tribute to George Best, describing him as one of the “best” like Ronaldo and Messi. Pat and George both played together and against each other over the years. pic.twitter.com/ET0zwIwRP4— Q Radio News (@qnewsdesk) May 22, 2019