5.- George Best
FA Cup: Leeds United v Manchester United (0:0) – George Best challenged by Norman Hunter, Hillsborough, 14 March 1970. (Photo: Mirrorpix) pic.twitter.com/LHnRKy81h0
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The Irish winger is perhaps one of the first major players on this position, he made a tremendous impact at Manchester United and became the first massive star to wear this mythical number for the Red Devils.
We could easily credit the club adopting this number as their talisman forever thanks to this player’s heroics while wearing this jersey, Georgie Best is still remembered as one of the best players in football history and certainly the best Irish player who ever played the beautiful game.