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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Celtic legend gives his verdict on current Hoops boss – Can he get the supporters back on side?

Sir Kenny Dalglish has hailed Neil Lennon as being the perfect man to be in charge of Celtic despite the defeat to CFR Cluj, so can the Hoops boss get those supporters calling for him to be sacked back on side?

Inside Futbol · Aug 19

Neil Lennon’s Good Work Can’t Be Written Off – Celtic Legend

Celtic legend Kenny Dalglish believes Neil Lennon’s good work at the club should not be overlooked...

Inside Futbol · Aug 19
67HailHail · Aug 19

Kenny Dalglish comes out in swinging in support of under fire Celtic man

Celtic legend Kenny Dalglish has offered a robust defence of manager Neil Lennon in his weekly Sunday Post column.

67HailHail · Aug 19
Evening Times · Aug 19

Kenny Dalglish urges Celtic fans to back Neil Lennon despite Champions League exit

Celtic legend Kenny Dalglish insists Neil Lennon IS the man for the job – and urged fans to get behind him despite the Hoops crashing out of the Champions League...

Evening Times · Aug 19

Sound Thrashings 1978 Celtic 7-1 Dundee

Tommy Gemmell was already a football legend when he brought his Dundee team to Celtic Park for a Scottish Cup tie in February 1978.

The Celtic Star · Aug 11

His Departure was Devastating for Celtic and the Support

CELTIC got a mention on Match of the Day last night when Gary Lineker mentioned that it was on this day (10 August) in 1977 that ‘one of the all-time greats’ Kenny Dalglish joined Liverpool from Celtic.

The Celtic Star · Aug 11

Boss Answers KT ‘Vitriol’

NEIL LENNON insists Kieran Tierney can leave Celtic with “his head held high” after his £25million switch to Arsenal on Thursday...

Scotzine · Aug 7

BACK PAGE BULLETIN: LENNON NO-GO FOR £35m MISFIT, EX-CELTIC TARGET POISED FOR £8.5m MOVE, BLOW FOR GERRARD AS KENT HEADS FOR LEEDS, DONS EYE LOAN DEAL

NEIL LENNON will not be acting on reports linking Celtic with former West Ham striker Andy Carroll and Brentford defender Rico Henry Speculation across the border stated both players were on the Hoops’ wanted list and the ex-England international frontman, who once cost Kenny Dalglish a staggering £35million when he joined Liverpool from Newcastle in...

Scotzine · Aug 7
HITC · Aug 6

‘Extremely tricky’: Dalglish predicts how Steven Gerrard’s Rangers and Celtic will fare in Europe

Steven Gerrard’s Glasgow Rangers and Neil Lennon’s Celtic will progress in Europe, predicts Sir Kenny Dalglish...

HITC · Aug 6

Celtic legend Kenny Dalglish says transfer window will decide destination of the league

Holding onto players like Alfredo Morelos and Kieran Tierney, or replacing them if they go, is what will separate Rangers and the Hoops this season...

Celts Are Here · Jul 28

Celtic Legend Praises Steven Gerrard – Refuses to Make Prediction

CELTIC LEGEND Kenny Dalglish has told RecordSport he believes this will be the closest SPFL race in years and that he won’t top Celtic for the title until he sees who else they bring in this summer...

Celts Are Here · Jul 28
Daily Record · Jul 28

Kenny Dalglish claims Celtic and Rangers can’t even be separated by a sheet of paper

Celtic legend reckons the Premiership title race is going to be a thriller – and could all come down to business done in the transfer window...

Daily Record · Jul 28
The Celtic Star · Jul 27

Celtic ‘keeper Denis Connaghan’s Incredible Own Goal

On This Day 1974 – Airdrie 2-4 Celtic, Drybrough Cup CELTIC started the first game of the new 1974/75 season resting Kenny Dalglish, George Connelly, Dixie Deans and Brian McLaughlin...

The Celtic Star · Jul 27
Scotzine · Jul 22

Transfer Hotline: KT Could Stay, Insists Celtic Legend, Simunovic Praised, Confirmed: Ibrox Ace Heads for Exit, Three More to Follow?, Hearts Hampden Hero on Move, Tannadice Double Deal

CELTIC legend Kenny Dalglish reckons Kieran Tierney could be thinking the timing might be right to quit the Hoops – as Arsenal prepare a third bid for the Scotland international defender.

Scotzine · Jul 22

Crooks Anonymous

The feel-good stories have been ratcheted up and The Peeppul are convinced not only that everything is rosy down Ibrox way, but that they’re going to win the league...

Celtic Legend Dalglish believes Lennon is the Man for the Job

Huge amounts of fan backlash is easily spotted across all forms of social media after the Celtic loss to CFR Cluj and narrow win against Dunfermline.

67HailHail · Aug 19

Celtic legend warns against ‘guaranteed recipe for disaster’ at the club; defends Lawwell

Celtic legend Kenny Dalglish feels the club would be making a massive mistake if it signs players ‘for the sake of it’ in the wake of last week’s Champions League exit, The Sunday Post report...

67HailHail · Aug 19
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