Denis Law

Date of birth24 February 1940
Place of birthAberdeen
NationalityScottish
PositionForward

Playing in a forward line containing Charlton and Best, it was Denis Law who was dubbed 'The King'. His all-action style, lightning reflexes, brilliant control, outstanding heading skills, coupled with a burning will to win, made him a nightmare for defences and a hero to the fans. In 1963-64 he scored a club record 46 goals, then completed 100 in 111 games: his 34 FA Cup and 28 European goals were club records. A knee injury saw him miss the European Cup triumph, but he won FA Cup (1963) and league titles (1965 and 1967). Denis, European Footballer of the Year in 1964, was one of the greatest footballers who ever lived, his name will live on for ever.

Club history

Team Joined Left Loan / Trialist
Huddersfield Town 01 Feb 1957 01 Mar 1960
Manchester City 01 Mar 1960 01 Aug 1962
Manchester United 01 Aug 1962 01 Jul 1973

Club stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
1960-61 Football League Inter League 2
3
1961-62 Italian League Inter League 2
1962-63 Manchester United FA Cup 6
6
1962-63 Manchester United League Division One 38
23
1963-64 Manchester United FA Charity Shield 1
1963-64 Manchester United FA Cup 6
10
1963-64 Manchester United League Division One 30
30
1
1963-64 Manchester United UEFA European Cup Winners Cup 5
6
1963-64 Rest of Europe Danish 75th Anniversary 1
1
1963-64 Rest of the World International Friendly 1
1
1964-65 Manchester United FA Cup 6
3
1964-65 Manchester United Fairs Cup 10
8
1964-65 Manchester United League Division One 36
28
1965-66 Manchester United European Cup 8
3
1965-66 Manchester United FA Charity Shield 1
1965-66 Manchester United FA Cup 7
6
1965-66 Manchester United League Division One 33
15
1966-67 Manchester United FA Cup 2
2
1966-67 Manchester United League Division One 36
23
1967-68 Manchester United European Cup 3
2
1967-68 Manchester United FA Charity Shield 1
1
1967-68 Manchester United FA Cup 1
1967-68 Manchester United League Division One 23
7
1968-69 Manchester United European Cup 7
9
1968-69 Manchester United FA Cup 6
7
1968-69 Manchester United Intercontinental Cup 2
1968-69 Manchester United League Division One 30
14
1969-70 Manchester United FA Cup
2
1969-70 Manchester United League Cup 3
1
1969-70 Manchester United League Division One 10
1
2
1970-71 Manchester United FA Cup 2
1970-71 Manchester United League Cup 4
1
1970-71 Manchester United League Division One 28
15
1971-72 Manchester United FA Cup 7
1971-72 Manchester United League Cup 2
1971-72 Manchester United League Division One 32
1
13
1972-73 Manchester United FA Cup 1
1972-73 Manchester United League Cup 2
1
1972-73 Manchester United League Division One 9
2
1


Please note: Career stats are based on performances in the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

Club matches

Date Match Result Competition Round
12 Oct 1960 FOOTBALL LEAGUE v IRISH LEAGUE W 5-2 INTER LEAGUE
01 Nov 1960 Italian League v Football League L 4-2 INTER LEAGUE


Please note: Match history is complete for the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

International stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
1958-59 Scotland British Championships 2
1
1958-59 Scotland International Friendly 2
1958-59 Scotland Unofficial 1
1
1959-60 Scotland British Championships 3
1959-60 Scotland International Friendly 2
1
1959-60 Scotland Under-23 2
1960-61 Scotland British Championships 2
1
1960-61 Scotland Under-23 1
1
1961-62 Scotland British Championships 1
1961-62 Scotland FIFA World Cup 2
2
1962-63 Scotland British Championships 3
5
1962-63 Scotland International Friendly 4
6
1963-64 Scotland British Championships 2
1
1963-64 Scotland International Friendly 2
4
1964-65 Scotland British Championships 3
1
1964-65 Scotland FIFA World Cup 3
2
1964-65 Scotland International Friendly 1
1965-66 Scotland British Championships 2
1
1965-66 Scotland FIFA World Cup 1
1966-67 Scotland International Friendly 1
1966-67 Scotland UEFA European Championship 2
2
1967-68 Scotland UEFA European Championship 1
1968-69 Scotland British Championships 1
1968-69 Scotland FIFA World Cup 2
1
1971-72 Scotland British Championships 3
1
1971-72 Scotland Independence 1
1971-72 Scotland International Friendly 1
1
1972-73 Scotland Independence 2
1973-74 Scotland British Championships 1
1973-74 Scotland FIFA World Cup 3
1973-74 Scotland International Friendly 2


Please note: Career stats are based on performances in the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

International matches

Date Match Result Competition Round
18 Oct 1958 Wales v Scotland W 0-3 British Championships
05 Nov 1958 Scotland v Northern Ireland D 2-2 British Championships
24 May 1959 JUTLAND v Scotland D 3-3 UNOFFICIAL
27 May 1959 Netherlands v Scotland W 1-2 International Friendly
03 Jun 1959 Portugal v Scotland L 1-0 International Friendly
03 Oct 1959 Northern Ireland v Scotland W 0-4 British Championships
04 Nov 1959 Scotland v Wales D 1-1 British Championships
25 Nov 1959 Wales v Scotland D 1-1 U23
02 Mar 1960 Scotland v England D 4-4 U23
09 Apr 1960 Scotland v England D 1-1 British Championships
04 May 1960 Scotland v Poland L 2-3 International Friendly
29 May 1960 Austria v Scotland L 4-1 International Friendly
09 Nov 1960 Scotland v Northern Ireland W 5-2 British Championships
01 Mar 1961 England v Scotland W 0-1 U23
15 Apr 1961 England v Scotland L 9-3 British Championships
26 Sep 1961 Scotland v Czechoslovakia W 3-2 FIFA World Cup Europe group 8
29 Nov 1961 Scotland v Czechoslovakia L 2-4 FIFA World Cup Europe group 8 play-off
14 Apr 1962 Scotland v England W 2-0 British Championships
20 Oct 1962 Wales v Scotland W 2-3 British Championships
07 Nov 1962 Scotland v Northern Ireland W 5-1 British Championships
06 Apr 1963 England v Scotland W 1-2 British Championships
08 May 1963 Scotland v Austria W 4-1 International Friendly
04 Jun 1963 Norway v Scotland L 4-3 International Friendly
09 Jun 1963 Republic of Ireland v Scotland L 1-0 International Friendly
13 Jun 1963 Spain v Scotland W 2-6 International Friendly
07 Nov 1963 Scotland v Norway W 6-1 International Friendly
20 Nov 1963 Scotland v Wales W 2-1 British Championships
11 Apr 1964 Scotland v England W 1-0 British Championships
12 May 1964 West Germany v Scotland D 2-2 International Friendly
03 Oct 1964 Wales v Scotland L 3-2 British Championships
21 Oct 1964 Scotland v Finland W 3-1 FIFA World Cup Europe group 8
25 Nov 1964 Scotland v Northern Ireland W 3-2 British Championships
10 Apr 1965 England v Scotland D 2-2 British Championships
08 May 1965 Scotland v Spain D 0-0 International Friendly
23 May 1965 Poland v Scotland D 1-1 FIFA World Cup Europe group 8
27 May 1965 Finland v Scotland W 1-2 FIFA World Cup Europe group 8
02 Oct 1965 Northern Ireland v Scotland L 3-2 British Championships
13 Oct 1965 Scotland v Poland L 1-2 FIFA World Cup Europe group 8
02 Apr 1966 Scotland v England L 3-4 British Championships
22 Oct 1966 Wales v Scotland D 1-1 UEFA European Championship Group 8
15 Apr 1967 England v Scotland W 2-3 UEFA European Championship Group 8
10 May 1967 Scotland v USSR L 0-2 International Friendly
21 Oct 1967 Northern Ireland v Scotland L 1-0 UEFA European Championship Group 8
06 Nov 1968 Scotland v Austria W 2-1 FIFA World Cup Europe group 7
16 Apr 1969 Scotland v West Germany D 1-1 FIFA World Cup Europe group 7
06 May 1969 Scotland v Northern Ireland D 1-1 British Championships
26 Apr 1972 Scotland v Peru W 2-0 International Friendly
20 May 1972 Scotland v Northern Ireland W 2-0 British Championships
24 May 1972 Scotland v Wales W 1-0 British Championships
27 May 1972 Scotland v England L 0-1 British Championships
29 Jun 1972 Scotland v Yugoslavia D 2-2 Independence Group 4
02 Jul 1972 Scotland v Czechoslovakia D 0-0 Independence Group 4
05 Jul 1972 Brazil v Scotland L 1-0 Independence Group 4
26 Sep 1973 Scotland v Czechoslovakia W 2-1 FIFA World Cup Group 8
17 Oct 1973 Czechoslovakia v Scotland L 1-0 FIFA World Cup Group 8
14 Nov 1973 Scotland v West Germany D 1-1 International Friendly
27 Mar 1974 Germany v Scotland L 2-1 International Friendly
11 May 1974 Scotland v Northern Ireland L 0-1 British Championships
14 Jun 1974 Scotland v Zaire W 2-0 FIFA World Cup Finals group 2


Please note: Match history is complete for the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.