Law, Denis

Denis Law

Denis Law

Clubs played for: Huddersfield Town, Manchester City, Torino, Manchester United, Manchester City (1956-1974)

Born: 1940

Birthplace: Aberdeen, Scotland

Position: Centre-forward

Biography: One of the most deadly finishers to grace the game, Law had the ability to produce results whilst also able to entertain the crowd. Earned his nickname 'The King' by scoring 237 goals for the club in 404 games after his record £110,000 transfer from Torino. An FA Cup winner in 1963, he was voted 'European Footballer of the Year' a year later. Law helped United to League Championships in 1965 and 1967 but he missed the European Cup Final win over Benfica with a knee injury. A hugely popular figure with the fans, he was given a free transfer by Tommy Docherty and returned to Maine Road where he relegated United with a back heel at the end of the 1973-1974 season. That was to prove to be his last ever League game. Undoubtedly one of football's great personalities. Since leaving the playing side, has worked as a commentator on both television and radio, and is a popular after dinner speaker. Has since won a battle with prostate cancer. Lives in Bowden, Cheshire.

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Law, Denis Always wanted to meet Denis, never got to meet him. My Dad Harry Williamson knows Denis well, they are related. Though my Dad is older than Denis, its is his Mum, my Nan Florence (Flo) who is cousin to Denis (related by their Mothers side). My Dad last spoke to Denis many years ago when my Dads best friend the great Ron Saunders took my Dad onto a team coach at Aston Villa back in the seventies. I now have info and photos of where Denis lived just a street over from his cousin and my Nan in Aberdeen. If for any reason Denis gets to know about this, just ask him if he can remember when he got his E-type Jaguar how he stopped to offer my nan a lift and she was embarrassed at getting into such an expensive car lol. My friends would never believe that I was related to Denis. I'm now 62 and Denis has always been my football hero. Thanks for the memories. Wish we could have met, my Dad is now 92 and lives in Plymouth. He so wanted to see Denis again.

28-08-20Steve Williamson

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