George Best - Such was Best's talent and charisma that he became one of the first celebrity footballers, but his subsequent extravagant lifestyle led to various problems, most notably alcoholism, which he suffered from for the rest of his adult life. These problems affected him on and off the field throughout his career, at times causing controversy. He often said of his career that "I spent a lot of money on booze, birds and fast cars - the rest I just squandered"
"I spent a lot of money on booze, birds and fast cars - the rest I just squandered" Wasteful? To an extent. Self-destructive? Massively. Violent? Occasionally. But to call the life of George Best tragic is wide of the mark.... “If I’d been born ugly, you’d never have heard of Pelé.” :)