Statue in Aberdeen moves Denis Law to tears

Denis Law with his statue. Picture: Derek Ironside
Denis Law with his statue. Picture: Derek Ironside
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Scottish football legend Denis Law broke down yesterday as a statue of him was unveiled in his home city.

The bronze statue was unveiled at Aberdeen Sports Village in front of the former striker’s friends, family and fans.

The former footballer – classed as one of the greatest players in history – choked back tears as he told the crowd: “I will always be an Aberdonian.”

After the unveiling, the 72-year-old said: “It was a bit embarrassing really. I just sort of broke down a wee bit. I didn’t know what to say and got stuck for words. I can’t believe there is a statue of me here. It’s a lovely honour to be given a statue in my own lovely city.”

Law, who now lives in Manchester, started his illustrious career as a teenager at Huddersfield Town in 1956.

He was signed up by Manchester City four years later, setting a British record with his £55,000 transfer fee.

He later returned from Italy to play for Manchester United in 1962.