At that time, many believe Best to have been the complete footballer like Pele, Johann Cruyff, and Diego Maradona but sadly, fame surrounded by famous models and heavy drinking were taking its toll and by the end of the 1972 season, his career at the very top was over. After years of struggling and battling his addiction to alcohol, Best died on Friday in London's Cromwell hospital in west London at the age of 59.
Eventhough his glory days of fantastic dribbling skills in football were far behind before I was born, I could sense how thankful football lovers at that time of this player and one moral lesson, why does Islam prohibit alcohol. Understood.
"When the football was great and I was playing well, I couldn't wait to get up in the morning and that was the foundation of my life" Thank you Best.