Kenny Dalglish

Read all the news about Celtic hero Kenny Dalglish. Kenny Dalglish was born in Glasgow on 4 March 1951 (age 68).

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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67HailHail · Dec 8

Dalglish names the Celtic star who Rangers might be unable to stop today – it’s not Edouard

Celtic legend Kenny Dalglish thinks Ryan Christie will be the Hoops’ most crucial player today against Rangers in the Scottish League Cup final, writing in his Sunday Post column.

67HailHail · Dec 8
The Celtic Star · Nov 19

‘He meant that in a metaphorical sense,’ Martin O’Neill on Dermot Desmond’s Celtic Proposition

MARTIN O’NEILL has revealed how Celtic convinced him to leave Leicester and set about turning Celtic back into a force in Europe and dominating in Scotland.

The Celtic Star · Nov 19
67HailHail · Nov 12

Premier League icon: Celtic stars don’t need England move

English Premier League legend and former Celtic hero Kenny Dalglish doesn’t believe our biggest stars need to move south to perform for Scotland.

67HailHail · Nov 12
Herald Scotland · Nov 11

Sir Kenny Dalglish: Celtic players don’t need to move to England to shine with Scotland

HIS British record £440,000 transfer from Celtic to Liverpool in 1977 might have helped Sir Kenny Dalglish to elevate his career to a higher level, enjoy great success both in England and Europe and develop into one of the best players in world football...

Herald Scotland · Nov 11
Read Celtic · Oct 28

Celtic legend urges fans to be “relaxed” about Parkhead ace’s transfer situation

Sir Kenny Dalglish believes Celtic fans need to ‘relax’ about Odsonne Edouard’s future at the club amid growing transfer interest in him, and he does make a good point...

Read Celtic · Oct 28
67HailHail · Oct 27

“Supporters should be relaxed” – Celtic legend tells fans not to worry about 21-year-old

Celtic legend Kenny Dalglish doesn’t think Hoops fans have anything to worry about with regards to a potential Odsonne Edouard exit this season, writing in his Sunday Post column.

67HailHail · Oct 27
67HailHail · Oct 26

Celtic icon sounds note of caution before Hoops trip to Italy

Celtic icon Kenny Dalglish was full of praise for the Hoops’ performance in the recent 2-1 Europa League win over Lazio.

67HailHail · Oct 26

Sir Kenny Warns Celtic

CELTIC legend Kenny Dalglish has applauded the efforts of Neil Lennon in Europe – but has warned of a backlash from Lazio in Rome...

FootballFanCast · Oct 15

Scott Brown names the one Celtic legend he wishes he could’ve played with

Brown had a number of top players to choose from as Celtic have had some world-class talent over the years such as Kenny Dalglish and Jimmy Johnstone, but it was another club legend that Brown most wanted to play with...

FootballFanCast · Oct 15

Kenny McLean compares Celtic target with Teemu Pukki

Kenny McLean loves the talent of Lawrence Shankland, and has joined in the praise of the Dundee striker ahead of the international matches the Scottish national club will partake in.

Kenny Dalglish gives his verdict on striker wanted by Celtic

Kenny Dalglish wrote recently in his column in the Sunday Post about Lawrence Shankland, a striker from Dundee United.

67HailHail · Oct 7

‘That’s why’ – Dalglish makes transfer prediction about Celtic star flourishing under Lennon

Legendary Celtic striker Kenny Dalglish doesn’t think the Hoops need to worry about losing Odsonne Edouard any time soon, despite his exceptional form for club and country, writing in his Sunday Post column (06/10 print edition, Post Match supplement page 11).

67HailHail · Oct 7

Former Celtic boss linked with return to management

Former Celtic manager, and soccer legend John Barnes is reportedly in the hunt for the JD Cymru North position in Wales.

Read Celtic · Sep 9

Former Liverpool forward backs Celtic to go unbeaten – is it possible?

Former Celtic and Liverpool forward Kenny Dalglish has backed Celtic to go unbeaten in the league this season.

Read Celtic · Sep 9
The Celtic Star · Oct 30

On This Day: Double Derby Delight, Dalglish and Sutton’s Hattrick

On This Day – 30th of October. Through the years, on this day, we have a number of different games to reflect on and thanks to @LilZe85, we can share some of them with you.

The Celtic Star · Oct 30
Evening Times · Sep 30

Kenny Dalglish: Gerrard will have been embarrassed by Klopp’s comments on Liverpool job

Kenny Dalglish believes Steven Gerrard will have been embarrassed by Jurgen Klopp’s comments after the German tipped him to take over at Liverpool when he decides to call it a day...

Evening Times · Sep 30
67HailHail · Oct 6

‘Clearly has that’ – Legend Dalglish praises 24-year-old linked with Celtic

Celtic and Scotland legend Kenny Dalglish has praised the ability of Hoops-linked Lawrence Shankland this weekend, writing in his regular Sunday Post column (06/10 print edition, Post Match supplement page 11)...

67HailHail · Oct 6

Celtic looking for 10 in a row

The biggest shock of Jock Stein’s era was Celtic’s 4-1 defeat to Partick Thistle in the 1971 League Cup Final.

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