FOOTBALL fans saw the Best - and worst - of superstar George in his four appearances in Huddersfield.
Three of them were on the pitch at Town's old Leeds Road ground.
The fourth was in 1994, as a guest speaker at Golcar Entertainments Centre.
The former Manchester United and Northern Ireland star was jeered off stage when question and answer session broke down into heckling, as Best seemed to slur his words.
Today he was close to death after doctors said they could do nothing more to save him.
The star's first visit to Leeds Road was in March 1964 when a bumper crowd of 54,952 saw a then 17-year-old Best.
After Manchester United and Sunderland twice drew in the FA Cup quarter-finals, the second replay had to take place at a neutral venue - and Town's ground was the choice.
Thousands of Huddersfield people joined the legions from Lancashire and Wearside to see a sparkling show from United, who won 5-1 with the help of a hat trick from former Town player Denis Law.
While Best was an emerging talent in 1964, he was a major star when Town hosted United in a top-flight match in January 1971.
Again the fans flocked to the ground, with the 41,464 attendance the best for a Town home league game in 16 years.
Wayward genius Best was returning from a club suspension imposed for missing training. And he produced a fine display to help United win 2-1.
United supporters in a 33,458 crowd didn't know it, but the match against Town at Leeds Road the following season was to have a special significance.
The visitors in October 1971 won 3-0 with goals by Best, Law and Bobby Charlton.
It was the last time all three of the Old Trafford club's so-called "Holy Trinity" all scored in the same game.
Best's consultant Professor Roger Williams said he was surprised that Best, 59, had survived the night.
He was still breathing with the help of a ventilator but doctors predicted the end was near.
Best's family, including son Calum, 24, and father Dickie, 87, kept a vigil by his bedside at Cromwell Hospital, west London, and Sir Bobby Charlton and Denis Law both came to say emotional goodbyes.
It was also revealed that Best, who had liver transplant in 2002, carries a donor card and his organs will be used to help others live.