Denis Law is a retired Scottish footballer who had a highly successful playing career in the 1960s and 1970s. He is widely regarded as one of the greatest footballers in the history of Scottish football, and his contributions to the game both at club and international level have earned him a place in the hearts of football fans all over the world.
Law was born in Aberdeen, Scotland, in 1940, and began his professional career with Huddersfield Town in 1956. He quickly established himself as one of the top young players in the country, scoring 28 goals in 56 appearances for Huddersfield before moving to Manchester City in 1960.
At Manchester City, Law continued to impress, becoming the club's top scorer in his first season at Maine Road. At the end of the season Law was sold to Italian club Torino for a fee of £110,000 (a record fee for a British player) but things didn't go well for him in Italy and he was back in England within a year, signing for City's arch-rivals Manchester Utd.
It was at Old Trafford where Law would become a true legend. He signed for United in 1962 and quickly formed a lethal strike partnership with Bobby Charlton and George Best. Together, the trio would lead United to two First Division titles, an FA Cup, and a European Cup during the 1960s.
Law's skill and precision in front of goal were unmatched, and he is widely regarded as one of the most clinical finishers in the history of the game. He scored a total of 237 goals in 404 appearances for Manchester United, and his contribution to the club's success during the 1960s cannot be overstated.
In addition to his club success, Law also represented Scotland at international level, earning 55 caps and scoring 30 goals for his country. He played in three World Cups for Scotland, and his performances on the international stage earned him a place in the Scotland national team's Hall of Fame.
Law retired from professional football in 1974, having played for a number of clubs after leaving Manchester United, including Manchester City and Torino in Italy. Despite his retirement, he remains one of the most beloved figures in the history of Scottish and English football, and his legacy as a player continues to inspire future generations of footballers.
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