STYLO MATCHMAKERS LEGEND: FOOTBALL BOOTS WORN BY GEORGE BEST

george best in his stylo matchmakers

Following International sensations Pele and Bobby Collins, in 1968 George Best puts pen to paper signing with Stylo Matchmakers.Stylo Matchmakers sales began to skyrocket with over 1 million shoes sold. Best even designs and creates his own line of fashion with the brand. This was trailblazing at the time and led the way for how footballers worked with brands. Stylo Matchmakers soon became the biggest British football boot brand and went head-to-head with the German giants. George Best became the world’s first celebrity sports star and football’s original pin-up poster boy.

One of the most iconic footballers of all time, Best was a Manchester United player with extraordinary skill – and style. His talent and flair on the pitch captivated his fans, earning him the nickname “El Beatle”. It is no wonder that Portuguese supporters called him ‘El Beatle’ as he had such a profound impact on the 1960s and 1970s culture in England. Best remains one of the most talented players to ever grace a soccer field. His death at age 59 left many stunned but also found a new respect for this global icon.

Best had forged a deadly partnership with Denis Law and Bobby Charlton at Manchester United, the two other ‘United’ greats, and reached the zenith of his career when he led his club to a European Cup triumph.  At the top of his game, George was influencing millions of young footballers around the world to get their pair of Stylo Matchmakers football boots.  George Best’s celebrity fame went global having played a considerable role in helping Manchester United to two league titles and a European Cup by the age of 22, also claiming the Ballon d’Or and becoming the youngest-ever Footballer of the Year winner.

Signed to Stylo Matchmakers in 1968 at the Playboy Club in London, George Best then went on to wear a number of Stylo Matchmakers’ earliest designs. Back in the sixties, football boots had traditionally been all-black and any additional detail had always been limited, until Stylo Matchmakers built in their signature black/white designs that went on to become world-famous. Best played some of his greatest football in a classic all-leather design, today we call the Heirship Sixty Eight. This design has two white stripes that run down each side of the boot.

Aside from Best, this football boot was also popular with other 60’s superstars including the first million pound player Trevor Francis and the legendary winger of Liverpool FC, Steve Heighway.

Since its original sixties design, this boot has been mmodernizedand remastered using the best of 2020 football boot technology for a lightweight, comfortable, stylish football shoe.

George Best

George Best is widely considered one of the greatest football (soccer) players of all time. He was a Northern Irish forward who played for Manchester United and the Northern Ireland national team during his career. He was known for his exceptional technical skills, agility, and dribbling ability, as well as his vision, passing, and goal-scoring ability.

Best was known for his flair and style on the field, and his ability to entertain and excite the crowd. He was a player who could score goals, create assists and make the game look easy. He was also known for his ability to score spectacular goals, and for his ability to take on and beat multiple defenders. He was also a humble, charismatic and charming person, who was highly respected by fans and peers alike.

During his time at Manchester United, Best helped the team win the English First Division (now the Premier League) twice, and the European Cup (now the Champions League) once. He also won the Ballon d'Or (European Footballer of the Year) award in 1968, and was named to the FIFPro World XI (a team of the best players in the world) in 1968 and 1974. He was also included in the FIFA 100 list of the greatest living footballers and was inducted into the English Football Hall of Fame in 2002.

In summary, George Best was an exceptional player who possessed a rare combination of skill, flair, and vision, and his impact on the game of football is still felt today. He was a true legend of the game and his legacy continues to live on