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Denis Law: King and Country
     

Denis Law: King and Country

by Alex Gordon
 

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Denis Law is undoubtedly Scottish football's favourite son. He is joint top record scorer for his country with an impressive strike rate of 30 goals in 52 games and scored in the famous 3 - 2 win over world champions England at Wembley in 1967. As well as his prolific strike rate, he was also part of the Scotland team that won their way through to the 1974 World Cup

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Denis Law is undoubtedly Scottish football's favourite son. He is joint top record scorer for his country with an impressive strike rate of 30 goals in 52 games and scored in the famous 3 - 2 win over world champions England at Wembley in 1967. As well as his prolific strike rate, he was also part of the Scotland team that won their way through to the 1974 World Cup Finals in West Germany - the first time the Scots had reached the finals in 16 years. In this unique portrait of Denis Law, which is the first book solely devoted to his illustrious international career, Alex Gordon interviews a vast array of former teammates, including Willie Henderson, Davie Hay, John Greig, Pat Crerand, Tommy Gemmell, and international opponents such as Gordon Banks, George Best and Bobby Charlton. Denis Law was the showman supreme. He was more than a mere goal scorer whose cavalier thrusts and menacing darts brought panic to opposing defences. Law was an inspiration to those around him at club and country level and to younger generations of fans everywhere. Team-mates adored him, opponents feared him, fans revered him. He was a free spirit, an extrovert, a complete one-off, a rare combination of impudence and intelligence, class and clout. Denis Law is, was and always will be The King.

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“He was the finest player that Scotland has ever produced and one of the greatest the world has ever seen. He was my idol as a player.”  —Sir Alex Ferguson

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780857906397
Publisher:
Birlinn, Limited
Publication date:
08/01/2013
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
256
File size:
4 MB

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Alex Gordon is the former sports editor of the Sunday Mail and has run the sports agency 7 Day Press for the past 18 years. He has written many books on Scottish football including The Lisbon Lions: The 40th Anniversary and the autobiographies of Davie Hay, Bertie Auld, and Chic Charnley. Sir Alex Ferguson is a former soccer player who has been the Manchester United manager since 1986 and has won Manager of the Year the most times in British football history.

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