Denis Law

Denis Law1940 –

Football Player; One of the games greatest goal scorers Denis Law was born in Aberdeen on 24 February 1940. The ‘Law Man’ had a glittering career at club and international level starting off at Huddersfield Town under Andy Beattie and later Bill Shankly. Manchester City paid a British record transfer fee of £55,000 for Denis in 1960 and one year later Law became the first player in Britain to be sold for a six figure sum when Torino signed him for £100,000. The trip to Italy never worked out and Matt Busby paid a then British record fee of £115,000 to bring Law to Old Trafford where the best years of his career would be spent.

Law was Scotland’s youngest post Second World War internationalist and he went on to win 55 caps scoring 30 goals in the process. When a Rest of the World team was chosen by FIFA to play England in 1963 Law was one of two Scots in the squad and he was named European Footballer of the Year in 1964. With Manchester United Denis won the Football League in 1965 and 1967 and the FA Cup in 1963. He returned to Manchester City in 1973 for one season and retired after playing for Scotland in the 1974 World Cup finals. In 2002 a statue of Denis Law was unveiled at the Stretford end of Old Trafford as a permanent commemoration to the man known simply as ‘The King’.