Best to get lifetime achievement award


George Best is to receive a special award at the BBC's annual Sports Personality of the Year show.

The former Manchester United star will be presented with a lifetime achievement award.

Best's close friend and biographer Michael Parkinson will present a filmed tribute to the soccer legend during the show.

Best told The Mail On Sunday's Night and Day supplement: "I couldn't believe it when they rang and told me.

"The only other person who has received the award is Sir Alex Ferguson, and what he has done for British football doesn't need explaining."