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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 2,495,690 page views. His biography is available in 46 different languages on Wikipedia (down from 47 in 2019). Denis Law is the 89th most popular soccer player (down from 85th in 2019), the 587th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 579th in 2019) and the 7th 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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  • 63.40

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 46

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  • 5.50

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  • 4.22

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among soccer players, Denis Law ranks 89 out of 16,880Before him are Guillermo Stábile, Bebeto, Jean-Pierre Adams, Gylmar dos Santos Neves, Miguel Muñoz, and Helenio Herrera. After him are Roberto Mancini, René Higuita, Udo Lattek, Leo Beenhakker, Rob Rensenbrink, and Kakuichi Mimura.

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Among people born in 1940, Denis Law ranks 55Before him are Thomas Harris, Stuart Sutcliffe, Tarō Asō, Cliff Richard, Tom Jones, and Nancy Pelosi. After him are James Cromwell, Jean-Luc Nancy, Vicente Fernández, Raul Julia, Óscar Arias, and Al Jarreau.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Denis Law ranks 587 out of 7,765Before him are John Edward Gray (1800), Catherine Zeta-Jones (1969), Kenneth MacAlpin (810), Sean Bean (1959), Cyril Norman Hinshelwood (1897), and Cecilia Bowes-Lyon, Countess of Strathmore and Kinghorne (1862). After him are A. J. Cronin (1896), Ian Stewart (1938), John Harvard (1607), Aubrey Beardsley (1872), Peter Greenaway (1942), and Philippa of Lancaster (1360).

Among SOCCER PLAYERS In United Kingdom

Among soccer players born in United Kingdom, Denis Law ranks 7Before him are George Best (1946), Bobby Charlton (1937), Stanley Matthews (1915), David Beckham (1975), Bobby Moore (1941), and Gordon Banks (1937). After him are Bobby Robson (1933), Kenny Dalglish (1951), Kevin Keegan (1951), Duncan Edwards (1936), Peter Shilton (1949), and Jimmy Greaves (1940).