Kenny Dalglish

Celtic hero Kenny Dalglish was born in Glasgow on 4 March 1951 (age 69).

Dalglish signed a provisional contract with Celtic in May 1967. Celtic manager Jock Stein sent Sean Fallon to see Dalglish and his parents at their home; on hearing that Fallon was at the door, Dalglish rushed upstairs to remove the Rangers posters from his bedroom walls. In his first season Dalglish was loaned out to Cumbernauld United, for whom he scored 37 goals. During this time he also worked as an apprentice joiner. By the following year Dalglish was a full professional and a regular member of the highly rated Celtic reserve team that became known as the Quality Street Gang, due to its having a large number of future Scottish internationals, including Danny McGrain, George Connelly, Lou Macari, and David Hay. Dalglish made his first-team competitive debut for Celtic as a substitute in the 1968 Scottish League Cup quarter-final tie against Hamilton Academical. Dalglish was in the stands when the Ibrox disaster occurred at an Old Firm match in January 1971, when 66 Rangers fans were killed. On 17 May 1971, he played for Celtic against Kilmarnock in a testimonial match for the Rugby Park club’s long serving midfielder, Frank Beattie. Dalglish scored six goals for Celtic in a 7–2 win.

By the 1971–72 season, Dalglish had become established in the Celtic first team. He scored his first goal for the club in a major competition, a penalty, in a 2–0 Scottish League Cup tie win over Rangers at Ibrox in August 1971, and that season went on to score 23 league and cup goals in 49 appearances. The following season Dalglish was Celtic’s leading scorer, with 39 goals in all competitions. He was made Celtic captain in the 1975–76 season, during which Celtic failed to win a trophy for the first time in 12 years, after Stein was badly injured in a car crash and missed most of the season. On 10 August 1977, after making 320 appearances and scoring 167 goals for Celtic, Dalglish was signed by Liverpool manager Bob Paisley for a British transfer fee record of £440,000. Dalglish’s departure was unpopular with the Celtic fans, and when he returned in August 1978 to play in Stein’s testimonial, he was booed by a large contingent of Celtic supporters.

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Video: A Day Of Outrageous Celtic Goals

Video: Kenny Dalglish Scores A Belter At Tannadice, On This Day (1977)

HITC · Jan 3

‘Best performer on the pitch’: Celtic legend Kenny Dalglish defends controversial ref after Rangers win

Daily Record · Jan 3

Kenny Dalglish insists Bobby Madden called Celtic red card perfectly

Rangers vs Celtic: Sir Kenny Dalglish has his say on Bobby Madden’s decision to send Nir Bitton off

Evening Times · Jan 3

Rangers vs Celtic: Sir Kenny Dalglish has his say on Bobby Madden’s decision to send Nir Bitton off

The Boot Room · Dec 28, 2020

‘Really looks the part’: Kenny Dalglish in awe of Celtic prodigy who can ‘hurt’ rivals in derby

67HailHail · Dec 27, 2020

Kenny Dalglish predicts risky Neil Lennon Celtic decision vs Rangers; could backfire

HITC · Dec 27, 2020

The Rangers star that Celtic legend Kenny Dalglish says could make derby difference

HITC · Dec 27, 2020

‘Baffling’: Kenny Dalglish pinpoints Celtic vulnerability ahead of Rangers clash

Glasgow Live · Dec 27, 2020

Kenny Dalglish makes Scott Brown Celtic prediction ahead of Rangers clash

The Celtic Star · Dec 27, 2020

Legend’s DIY Warning for Hoops: “Celtic can’t rely on anyone doing them a favour”

Daily Record · Dec 27, 2020

Kenny Dalglish tells Rangers that Celtic will be ready for them

67HailHail · Dec 20, 2020

Celtic final: Kenny Dalglish reckons Lennon may have done deal with Brown

Daily Record · Dec 20, 2020

Kenny Dalglish suspects Celtic cup final pact between Brown and Lennon

The Celtic Star · Dec 11, 2020

“Oh Harry, Harry…Oh Harry Hood”: Harry, Charlie, the Pope and the King

Daily Record · Nov 29, 2020

Kenny Dalglish tells Celtic players to step up even for ‘selfish’ reasons

Celtic Fanzine TV · Nov 20, 2020

Celtic Soul Podcast 42 George McCluskey

Celtic Soul · Nov 20, 2020

Celtic Soul Podcast 42 George McCluskey

Off the Ball · Nov 17, 2020

Kenny Dalglish & Jason McAteer | Hillsborough campaign & leaving Liverpool | Blackburn title victory

Daily Record · Nov 15, 2020

Kenny Dalglish has hailed his Celtic development with Lisbon Lions

Off the Ball · Nov 15, 2020

Kenny Dalglish at Liverpool: 1970s dressing-room | Souness & Hansen | Perms galore & more

Off the Ball · Nov 15, 2020

Kenny Dalglish at Celtic: Jock Stein | Losing 10-in-a-row | Lisbon Lions

Off the Ball · Nov 15, 2020

Kenny Dalglish and Jason McAteer | Dealing with Alex Ferguson | Anfield’s golden years | Cadbury FC

Daily Record · Nov 10, 2020

Kenny Dalglish predicts Steve Clarke and Andy Robertson will end Scotland misery

Evening Times · Nov 9, 2020

Kenny Dalglish backs fellow Scottish Liverpool hero Andy Robertson to lead the nation to glory

Transfer Tavern · Nov 9, 2020

‘Huge improvement is required’ – Celtic hero reads riot act to under-performing Hoops

Daily Record · Nov 8, 2020

Kenny Dalglish warns Celtic flops to do more even if they don’t like Neil Lennon

67HailHail · Oct 27, 2020

“Deeply troubling” “Spot on”; Celtic fans differ as they react to Kenny Dalglish’s rallying cry

Celtic Quick News · Oct 27, 2020

Lenny ‘Will Be Here for a While and Rightly So,’ Dalglish

The Celtic Star · Oct 27, 2020

Celtic and Liverpool legend’s big prediction about Neil Lennon

Herald Scotland · Oct 26, 2020

No split loyalties for Kenny Dalglish as he backs Celtic to triumph over fellow Liverpool icon Steven Gerrard

Evening Times · Oct 26, 2020

No split loyalties for Kenny Dalglish as he backs Celtic to triumph over fellow Liverpool icon Steven Gerrard

Herald Scotland · Oct 26, 2020

Kenny Dalglish says Neil Lennon deserves time to turn things around at Celtic – and he will get it

Evening Times · Oct 26, 2020

Kenny Dalglish says Neil Lennon deserves time to turn things around at Celtic – and he will get it

BBC Sportsound · Oct 26, 2020

Sportsound Podcast : 26 Oct 20. Celtic’s woes continue but Lennon has plenty of credit in the bank says Dalglish.

Sports Mole · Oct 26, 2020

Sir Kenny Dalglish launches defence of under-fire Celtic boss Neil Lennon

Sky Sports · Oct 26, 2020

Dalglish backs Lennon amid Celtic’s winless run

Celts Are Here · Oct 26, 2020

Celtic Legend Backs Neil Lennon

BBC · Oct 26, 2020

Kenny Dalglish says Neil Lennon deserves chance to guide Celtic to 10th consecutive title

Don't Let it Be Forgot · Oct 24, 2020

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67HailHail · Oct 18, 2020

Kenny Dalglish thinks Celtic can still beat AC Milan this Thursday

The Celtic Bhoys · Oct 12, 2020

Kenny Dalglish supports Celtic board’s controversial decision

Celtic Now And Forever · Oct 12, 2020

Celtic Legend States “It’s what the supporters want, above all else.”

Daily Record · Oct 12, 2020

Neil Lennon’s Celtic ‘ultimate aim’ as Kenny Dalglish bites back at doubters

67HailHail · Oct 12, 2020

Celtic legend Kenny Dalglish bigs up Neil Lennon ahead of Rangers meeting

Daily Record · Sep 27, 2020

Kenny Dalglish fizzes over Steven Gerrard’s charge

Glasgow Live · Sep 23, 2020

Kenny Dalglish makes Celtic and Rangers ‘crucified’ claim

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