Red demons have always been loved by the fans, not for their capability to unleash hell over the field but for their legend production rate. Many of its products such as Denis Law have been the athletes who changed football forever; thus we welcome you to top facts about Denis Law, the lawman.
Denis Law CBE is a former forward for the Scottish national football team. In 1956, he began his football career with Huddersfield Town of the Second Division. He was signed by Manchester City for an estimated transfer fee of £55,000 after four years at Huddersfield, which was a new British record.
Law stayed for a year before Torino signed him for £110,000, breaking the previous record for a British player transfer. Despite his success in Italy, he struggled to settle and signed for Manchester United in 1962, establishing another British transfer record of £115,000 in the process.
Law played for Manchester United for 11 years, scoring 237 goals in 404 games. His record of goals places him third all-time at the club, behindWayne Rooney
and Bobby Charlton.
Supporters dubbed him The King and The Lawman, while opponents dubbed him Denis the Menace. In 1964, he became the first Scottish player to win the Ballon d'Or trophy, and in 1965 and 1967, he helped his club win the First Division. Due to injury, he was unable to participate in the team's European Cup victory in 1968.
In 1973, Law returned to Manchester City for a season after leaving Manchester United, and he represented Scotland at the 1974 FIFA World Cup. In the 1974–75 season, he only appeared in two competitive games before retiring before the League's official start.
Law has a total of 55 caps for Scotland and shares the Scottish international goal-scoring record with 30 goals. Law maintains the United record for most competitive goals scored in a single season with 46.
With that amazing introduction lest start this article about top facts about Denis Law.
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First, we will provide you with a piece of basic knowledge about Denis Law and his most basic information. This section of top facts about Denis Law will come right after the current heading.
Next, we would go briefly through his career statistics. After that, we will give you accurate detail about his personal life which would also consist of the hidden facts and truths, and finally net worth as well as his Transfermarkt statistics and information.
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Date of birth:
24 February 1940
Star sign features:
Intuitive, sensitive, devoted
Place of birth:
Last team:Manchester City
Physical stats and appearance
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What kind of information does Transfermarkt.com hold of Denis law? We are about to find out in this section of
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Unlike many other players, Denis Law does not have a market value graph on his profile page of Transfermarkt which can be linked to his year of play, which was way before the creation of the internet and of courseTransfermarkt
His statistics on the website are also incomplete. According to the website he has received 2 yellow cards and 3 red cards, then against as we mention it is not so accurate. Most of his transfers had an unknown fee but one of them has a fee of 124 thousand Euros and that one is his transfer from Manchester City toTorino
On August 18, 1962, he made his United debut againstWest Bromwich Albion
, and he got off to a flying start, scoring after only seven minutes. The game ended with a 2–2 tie. United's form, on the other hand, had been inconsistent since the Munich air tragedy in 1958, and they had spent the season fighting relegation as a result of their unreliability.
Law scored a hat trick in a league match against Leicester City, but United still lost. However, they recovered form in the FA Cup, with Law scoring another hat trick in a 5–0 win over his former club Huddersfield Town, and they went on to face Leicester City in the final.
Early in the 1963–64 season, Law scored a handful of goals and was selected to play for a Rest of the World team against England at Wembley, scoring their goal in a 2–1 defeat. This, he subsequently said, was the greatest honor of his career. His season was cut short when he received a 28-day suspension for a red card againstAston Villa
United's fortunes deteriorated as a result of the abnormally cold winter, which caused them to play many of their games in a short period of time. United's failure to win a title that season was attributed to this, according to Law.
Tommy Docherty gave Law a free move in the summer of 1973 after 11 years at the club, during which time he scored 237 goals in 404 games in all competitions, including two league titles and an FA Cup winner's medal. United's only other goal scorers are Bobby Charlton (who retired in 1973) and Wayne Rooney.
You may be curious how much a legend like Denis Law made throughout his amazing career. Well, we are here to answer.
Based on our records and estimation he made over 3 million dollars.
Now you may think that 3 million dollars is not that much for a player like him, that’s why we should mention that back then he was not signing deals of astronomical values and as we mentioned before one of his deals had a fee of 124 thousand euros which is not even close to what today’s athletes are signing for.
In this section of top facts about Denis Law, let’s go back in time and see where Denis law started from.
Law was the youngest of seven children born to George Law, a fisherman, and his wife, Robina, in Aberdeen, Scotland. He was the youngest of seven children, including four boys and three daughters.
The Laws were poor and lived in a council tenement flat on Aberdeen's Printfield Terrace. He went barefoot until he was 12 years old and wore hand-me-down shoes throughout his childhood; his first pair of football boots was a second-hand birthday present from a neighbor that he received when he was a teenager.
When he had enough money, he backed Aberdeen and watched them play, and when he didn't, he watched local non-league teams.
He turned down a spot at Aberdeen Grammar School because he would have had to play rugby there, due to his fascination with football. Instead, he went to Aberdeen's Powis Academy. Despite a severe squint, he showed remarkable promise after being shifted from fullback to inside-left and was named for Scotland Schoolboys.
This was about his early life and family but what about his own personal life? Let us go into that in the next part of
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When they were both teenagers, he met his future wife, Diana, in an Aberdeenshire dancehall. They married in December 1962 and have five children together.
Diana, their daughter, worked in theManchester United
press office for numerous years. Gary, Andrew, Robert, and Iain are their other children. Denis Law and his wife continue to live in Manchester. Law has frequently worked on radio and television summarizing and presenting games since his retirement as a player.
Law was a sub-presenter on Granada Television's Match Time, the counterpart of LWT's The Big Match, and was one of the original sport news presenters on Granada Reports.
On February 19, 1975, months after retiring as a player, he appeared as a special guest on the TV guest show This Is Your Life. In 2002, Law was named an Inaugural Inductee of the English Football Hall of Fame in honor of his contributions to the English game.
A statue of Law (together with George Best and Bobby Charlton) was installed at Old Trafford on February 23, 2002, in the Scoreboard End section of the stadium. In November 2003, he underwent successful prostate cancer treatment and received honorary degrees from the Universities of Aberdeen and St. Andrews in 2005, as well as Robert Gordon University in 2017.
When Dutch international Dennis Bergkamp rose to prominence in the 1990s, it was revealed that the player's parents were Law fans who named their son after him. It may come as a surprise to you but we also have another article aboutDennis Bergkamp
which we highly recommend.
Dutch officials, on the other hand, refused to recognize the name unless it was spelled with two n's since it was too similar to the female name Denise.
But what about his legacy and after football events? Here they are in this part of top facts about Denis Law.
Law (together with UEFA president Michel Platini) handed the medals to the champions of the UEFA Cup, Zenit Saint Petersburg, and their opponents, Scottish side Rangers, at the City of Manchester Stadium in May 2008.
Law took over as patron of the UK-based organization Football Aid in February 2010, after Sir Bobby Robson.
In 2012, the Denis Law Legacy Trust installed a statue of Law showing his pose after scoring for Scotland against England in 1967 at the entrance of Aberdeen Sports Village (a facility he had formally opened two years previously).
In the 2016 New Year Honours, Law was named Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) for services to football and charity. Law was awarded the Freedom of the City of Aberdeen in 2017.
Let’s derivate from the main topic and talk about his charity company in this portion of top facts about Denis Law.
Law founded the Denis Law Legacy Trust in 2012, a registered charity that runs programs and activities aimed at increasing community engagement and sporting participation.
To provide community-based programs and festivals that are free and open to all members of the community. To encourage participation, community engagement, and social inclusion. Prevention, intervention, and diversionary activities are used to motivate and empower young people.
Their website states that they have 10 goals in total and those 10 goals were inspired by number 10 which was Law’s jersey number and the phrase goal refers to “scoring a goal”. According to their site, their goals are as follows:
To promote community respect, civic values, and social responsibility, as well as to assist in the reduction of young crime and anti-social behavior.
To promote health and well-being while discouraging substance, drug, and alcohol usage.
To encourage education and creativity, as well as the growth of self-esteem, initiative, and interpersonal skills.
By providing alternative activities and possibilities for achievement, we hope to support and reconnect alienated young people.
To serve as a catalyst for positive change.
To give volunteers the chance to participate in and complete personal development activities and credentials.
To collaborate and work in collaboration with all parties who share our common goals for the benefit of communities and youth.
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