Denis Law

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Denis Law (born 24 February 1940) is a Scottish former footballer who played as a forward. His career as a football player began at Second Division Huddersfield Town in 1956. After four years at Huddersfield, he was signed by Manchester City for an estimated transfer fee of £55,000, which set a new British record. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Denis Law has received more than 1,861,978 page views. His biography is available in 47 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 43 in 2019). Denis Law is the 85th most popular soccer player (up from 97th in 2019), the 579th most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 626th in 2019) and the 6th most popular British Soccer Player.

Denis Law is most famous for scoring Manchester United's winning goal in the 1968 European Cup final.

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Among soccer players, Denis Law ranks 85 out of 16,923Before him are Oleg Blokhin, Gylmar dos Santos Neves, Franco Baresi, Matthias Sindelar, Quique Setién, and Francesco Totti. After him are Richard Møller Nielsen, Gianluigi Buffon, Nándor Hidegkuti, Hristo Stoichkov, Bebeto, and George Weah.

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Among people born in 1940, Denis Law ranks 54Before him are Dennis Tito, H. R. Giger, Eduardo Galeano, Tarō Asō, James Cromwell, and Raquel Welch. After him are Herbie Hancock, Raul Julia, Shahnaz Pahlavi, Abdurrahman Wahid, John Gotti, and Jacques Rancière.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Denis Law ranks 579 out of 6,924Before him are David Hockney (1937), Houston Stewart Chamberlain (1855), George Martin (1926), Nick Mason (1944), Muriel Spark (1918), and Brian Epstein (1934). After him are Fred Perry (1909), Kenneth MacAlpin (810), Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex (1964), Tony Buzan (1942), Desmond Llewelyn (1914), and William Lamb, 2nd Viscount Melbourne (1779).

Among SOCCER PLAYERS In United Kingdom

Among soccer players born in United Kingdom, Denis Law ranks 6Before him are George Best (1946), Bobby Charlton (1937), David Beckham (1975), Stanley Matthews (1915), and Gordon Banks (1937). After him are Bobby Robson (1933), Kenny Dalglish (1951), Bobby Moore (1941), Duncan Edwards (1936), Peter Shilton (1949), and Kevin Keegan (1951).