A bronze statue in honor of the legendary footballer will sit next to Provost Skene’s house
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Aberdeen-born soccer hero Denis Law is expected to visit the Granite City next month to unveil his own statue.
And another gaming legend, Sir Alex Ferguson, will also take part in the event on November 18.
Law is expected to be immortalized in bronze next to Provost Skene (PSH) house in the city center.
This could be Law’s first public appearance since revealing he suffers from Alzheimer’s disease and vascular dementia.
Denis and Sir Alex both feature in PSH, which features people with connections to Aberdeen and the North East who have transformed the world.
In addition to being present in the Hall of Heroes on the ground floor, Denis is celebrated in the Sporting Champions section, where memories of his career are displayed.
Denis Law said: “I am honestly touched that a statue is erected in the heart of my beloved hometown. Aberdeen and the people of Aberdeen mean everything to me.
“It really is a huge privilege and I want to thank Aberdeen City Council and the Denis Law Legacy Trust for honoring me in this way.”
Councilor Ryan Houghton, Chairman of the City’s Growth and Resources Committee, said: “Denis Law is a truly inspiring figure, who transcends his sport and is held with the greatest respect and affection by the people of Aberdeen. .
“We have the honor of welcoming Denis and Sir Alex to the city, where they have done so much for the success of Aberdeen and our reputation in the world. The city council is delighted to support this project.
And David Suttie, Trustee of the Denis Law Legacy Trust, said: “The Trust is delighted that the Denis Law statue is erected in the city center on Marischal Square, close to Provost Skene’s house and within sight of the King Robert the Bruce.
“Denis Law is known around the world as ‘The King’ which means Aberdeen will have a fabulous tourist attraction in the heart of the city – the two Kings of Aberdeen. We expect Denis and Sir Alex Ferguson to be involved in the ceremony.
Denis, 81, was born and raised in the Printfield neighborhood of Aberdeen.
The only Scottish player to win the Golden Ball, Law has played for Manchester United as well as for neighbors Manchester City and Italian club Turin.
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