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George Best becomes new Ultimate Team Legend for FIFA 16

By Jenny Kirkham

Published 05/08/2015

George Best showing his skills at a young age.
George Best showing his skills at a young age.
Manchester Utd V Glentoran at the Oval. A friendly pre season match which featured N.I World Cup star Norman Whiteside playing for Man Utd, and George Best, the legendary N.I player who played for the Glens that day against the English team who discovered him. George Best had asked Glentoran of he could play as a favour to his dad who had been a life long supporter of Glentoran.
George Best at Windsor Park.
George Best played winger for Manchester United and the Northern Ireland national team.
Best made his First Division debut, aged 17, on 14 September 1963.
George Best with son Calum at Windsor Park - August 1988
Best is described by the Irish Football Association as the "greatest player to ever pull on the green shirt of Northern Ireland".
Ireland v England Oct. 1966. Best and Parke outwitted by a headless Charlton as Englend mount an attack.

Footballer George Best will officially be recognised as a legend when FIFA releases its annual video game on September 25.

Northern Ireland football hero Best is one of eight new players being added to FIFA Ultimate Team Legends and he will join Legends veterans Roy Keane and Michael Owen on the full list.

The East Belfast man, who died in November 2005, will be available to play alongside other newcomers to the list: Ryan Giggs (Manchester United), Vitor Baia (FC Barcelona),  Deco (Chelsea FC), Javier Zanetti (Inter Milan), Alessandro Nesta (AC Milan), Jari Litmanen (Liverpool FC), Gennaro Gattuso (Rangers).

Best has long been considered a legend in the sporting world due to his impressive performances as a winger for Manchester United and the Northern Ireland national team.

FIFA 16 will be released on September 22 in USA before its launch in the UK and Europe on September 25. As well as the new legends being added, FIFA has also added nine new stadiums including Borussia Park and Carrow Park.

For the first time in FIFA gaming history EA will also be including women in the mix.

You can choose to play as one of the 12 Women's National Teams, but you can only play against another Women's team.

EA Sports said, "With FIFA 16, we’ve made the necessary advancements in gameplay. We used new physics and new models to help us to accurately and authentically represent how these athletes walk, run, sprint and move horizontally."

Players can choose to play as team USA, Canada, Brazil, Germany, Spain, France, China, Sweden, Italy, Mexico, England or Australia.

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