King and CountryeBook - 2013
Denis Law is undoubtedly Scottish football's favorite son and this unique portrait is the first book solely devoted to his illustrious international career. 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 biography, Alex Gordon interviews a vast array of Law's former teammates, including Willie Henderson, Davie Hay, John Greig, Pat Crerand, and Tommy Gemmell, and international opponents such as Gordon Banks, George Best, and Bobby Charlton. Denis Law was the showman supreme, more than a mere goal scorer whose cavalier thrusts and menacing darts brought panic to opposing defenses. Law was an inspiration to those around him at club and country level and to younger generations of fans everywhere. Teammates 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, and this book is a fitting tribute.
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] :, Birlinn Ltd,, 
Copyright Date: ©2013
Characteristics: 1 online resource (256 pages)
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