Diana Law Biography – Diana Law Wiki
Diana Law is the wife of Denis Law, a former Manchester United and Scotland footballer. He scored 237 goals in 404 appearances for United, placing him third on the club’s all-time list of scorers, behind Wayne Rooney and Bobby Charlton. The Aberdeen-born striker had spells with Manchester City and Torino before heading to Old Trafford in 1962. His career as a football player began at Huddersfield in 1956.
In 1964, Law won the Fifa Ballon d’Or award. He is the only Scottish player to have won the Ballon d’Or award. He also jointly holds the Scottish international record goal tally, alongside Kenny Dalglish, with 30 goals from 55 caps. He retired from football after the 1974 World Cup finals in West Germany where he made the last of his 55 appearances for Scotland.
After retirement, Law worked in TV and radio covering football for many years and was the inaugural inductee of the English Football Hall of Fame in 2002 in recognition of his impact on the English game.
Law was named as patron of the UK based charity Football Aid in 2010, established a charity – Denis Law Legacy Trust – focused around community engagement, health and sports participation.
He was appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire in the 2016 New Year Honours list and received the Freedom of the City of Aberdeen in 2017.
Denis Law Dementia
On Thursday 19 August 2021, Denis Law revealed he had been “diagnosed with ‘mixed dementia’, which is more than one type of dementia.” The Manchester United legend issued the following statement about his dementia diagnosis: “I am at the point where I feel I want to be open about my condition. I have been diagnosed with ‘mixed dementia’, which is more than one type of dementia, in my case, this being Alzheimer’s and Vascular dementia. This has been an extremely difficult year for everyone and the long periods of isolation have certainly not helped.
“It is an incredibly challenging and problematic disease and I have witnessed many friends go through this. You hope that it won’t happen to you, even make jokes about it whilst ignoring the early signs because you don’t want it to be true. You get angry, frustrated, confused and then worried, worried for your family, as they will be the ones dealing with it.
“However, the time has come to tackle this head on, excuse the pun. I recognise how my brain is deteriorating and how my memory evades me when I don’t want it to and how this causes me distress in situations that are beyond my control. I do understand what is happening and that is why I want to address my situation now whilst I am able, because I know there will be days when I don’t understand and I hate the thought of that right now.
“In the height of the pandemic, I said I hoped that if one positive was to come out of it, it would be that it would make people kinder to each other, so that’s what I am hoping for now. I don’t want people to be saddened if I forget places, people or dates because you need to remember I enjoyed all those memories and I am lucky to have experienced what I have in my life…a loving and supportive family, a great career doing what I loved and getting paid to do it, and lifelong friends.
“I have good days and bad days and aim to take each day as it comes adjusting my lifestyle accordingly. I hung up my football boots a long time ago and now it’s time to put my signing days behind me too, so apologies to anyone who has sent me anything but I am just not able. I am trying to be positive and determined to continue watching my club, Manchester United at Old Trafford, hopefully this will be a season of success and I am excited by the new signings that Ole and the club have made.
“Also, where possible, I would like to continue my involvement with the ‘Denis Law Legacy Trust’, the work the staff and volunteers do in the community is amazing and it makes a real difference.
“I know the road ahead will be hard, demanding, painful and ever changing and so ask for understanding and patience as this will not be an easy journey, especially for the people who love you the most.
“My daughter, Di, is completing ‘The Thames Bridges Trek’ challenge on 11 September to raise money for the Alzheimer’s Society so, if you can, please donate here.
“As a family, we have been offered support by Alzheimer’s Society and have chosen to fundraise for the charity to help support its crucial work. Alzheimer’s Society’s services have never been in more need, used over 5.5 million times since March 2020, and are a lifeline to thousands of families who are also facing a dementia diagnosis.
“The charity is also doing amazing work with the sports industry, with its Sport United Against Dementia campaign, which I fully support. This really could make the biggest difference to former players, players, and fans alike. Thank you.”
Kate Lee, chief executive at Alzheimer’s Society said in a statement: “We have offered support to Denis Law and the whole family. We are incredibly thankful to the family for choosing to raise vital funds for us and hope Denis’s bravery in coming forward will encourage many others to seek the help they need, for which we are hugely grateful.
“We’ve seen too many sporting heroes impacted by the condition, which is why our Sport United Against Dementia campaign is needed now more than ever. It’s never been more important to fund crucial research and our vital support services and ensure that right now, past and present players, as well as fans, know our services are here and can get the dedicated dementia support they deserve.”
Manchester United said in a separate statement: “Denis Law will always be one of this club’s greatest legends and everybody at Manchester United sends our love and best wishes to him and his family. We know our fans around the world will also rally behind him. We applaud Denis’s brave words and will continue to offer whatever support we can as he adapts to this challenging condition.”
Denis Law Wife – Diana law denis law
Who is Diana Law’s wife? Denis Law met his wife-to-be Diana at an Aberdeenshire dancefloor when they were both still teenagers. They married on 11 December 1962 and went on to have five children.
Diana Law Children
Football legend Denis Law and his wife, Diana Law, have five children. Their daughter, also called Diana, worked for several years in the Manchester United press office. Their other children are Gary, Andrew, Robert and Iain.
Denis Law Family
Denis Law was born to George Law (a fisherman) and his wife Robina. He was the youngest of seven children.
Diana Law Age
Diana Law’s age is unclear. Her husband, Denis Law, was born on 24 February 1940, at No 6 Printfield Terrace, Woodside, Aberdeen, Scotland.