(born 24 February 1940) is a retired Scottish football
player, who enjoyed a long and successful career as a striker
from the 1950s to the 1970s.
Law's career as a football player began at Second Division Huddersfield Town
in 1956. After four years at Huddersfield, Manchester City
signed him for a transfer fee of £55,000, setting a new British record. Law spent one year there before Torino
bought him for £110,000, this time setting a new record fee for a transfer between an English and an Italian club. Although he played well in Italy, he found it difficult to settle there and signed for Manchester United
in 1962, setting another British record transfer fee of £115,000.
He is best known for the eleven years that he spent at United, where he scored 237 goals in 409 appearances and was nicknamed The King
Denis Law and Ron Gubba, Denis Law – An Autobiography
(London: Futura Publications, 1980), 8. and The Lawman
by supporters. He is the only Scottish player in history to have won the prestigious......