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Brazilian footballer Pele famously described Northern Irish winger George Best as the "best player in the world". The teenager was at the heart of Manchester United's recovery under manager Matt Busby after the tragedy of the Munich air crash. Skillful and exuberant on the pitch, Best helped the Red Devils to claim league titles and the European Cup and in 1968, he won the Ballon d'Or as European Footballer Of The Year ahead of team mate Bobby Charlton. The pressures of fame at a time when the country was gripped by Beatle-mania took a hefty toll and Best's hard fought battle with alcoholism diminished his abilities on the pitch before he turned 30. Director Daniel Gordon crafts a heart-breaking portrait of a sporting genius undone by his own demons, combining archive footage and interviews with the people who knew him best.