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Denis Law honoured as Sir Alex Ferguson helps unveil statue in Aberdeen

Denis Law, also known as The King, has been honoured with a 4.7m high statue in his hometown of Aberdeen.

The former Manchester United forward, who scored 237 goals in 404 appearances for the club, is Scotland’s only ever Ballon D’or winner. He is also the country’s joint-top scorer of all-time with 30 goals from 55 international caps.

Law scored on his United debut in August 1962, against West Brom – and many of his goals were met by his trademark celebration, with his arm in the air and finger pointing towards the sky.

Sir Alex Ferguson was in attendance to help unveil the bronze statue on Thursday, which unsurprisingly made the day more special for Law, the ultimate goalscorer who played with great flair and genuine love for the game.

He already has two statues at Old Trafford – one in the Stretford End as well as the Trinity with George Best and Sir Bobby Charlton on the forecourt.

Speaking at the event today, Law said (as quoted by STV): “I have to again express how humbled I am that this statue has been unveiled in my beloved Aberdeen.

“The city and people of Aberdeen have always meant so much to me and this truly a great honour.

“To be joined by so many of my family and friends, including Sir Alex, just makes it all the more special.”

Sir Alex Ferguson added, as per ManUtd.com: “I think this statue definitely captures him. The only thing I don’t see is him wiping his sweater on his nose!

“I think Denis epitomises a Scotsman. He showed fantastic courage at 15 years of age, to go down to Huddersfield, as a young kid. Not many have the courage to do that type of thing.

“He had the chance to be a great player. He took the chance and his career was incredible. He was a fantastic player. He was the greatest Scottish player of all time, no question.”

Law’s statue was sculpted by Alan Herriot.

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