Kenny Dalglish

Read all the news about Celtic hero Kenny Dalglish. Kenny Dalglish was born in Glasgow on 4 March 1951 (age 67).

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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Broony: Sir Kenny Agrees with Bertie

SIR Kenny Dalglish agrees with Celtic legend Bertie Auld on the future of Hoops skipper Scott Brown, as CQN reported last week.

Into Football · Dec 7

Into Football: “The Quality Street Gang” The Greatest Celtic Team That Never Was

As the ink dried on his Anfield contract in August 1977 and another record-breaking cheque was inevitably cashed by the Parkhead powerbrokers, the departure of Kenny Dalglish signalled the end of a golden era at Celtic Park...

Into Football · Dec 7
90min.com · Nov 17

Arise, Sir Kenny: Liverpool Legend Dalglish Honoured With a Knighthood

Liverpool and Celtic legend Kenny Dalglish has received a Knighthood for his services to football, charity and the city of Liverpool.

90min.com · Nov 17
The Celtic Star · Nov 16

It’s Sir Kenny of the Kop and of the Celtic

CELTIC and Liverpool legend Kenny Dalglish – know as King Kenny to supporters of both clubs – is now officially Sir Kenny after being knighted at Buckingham Palace today by the Heir to the British Throne, Prince Charles...

The Celtic Star · Nov 16
Daily Record · Nov 16

Kenny Dalglish ‘humbled’ as he receives knighthood for outstanding career

Liverpool and Celtic icon receives honour for services to football, charity and his work helping Liverpool families in the aftermath of the Hillsborough tragedy...

Daily Record · Nov 16
HITC · Nov 14

‘I don’t even like talking about him’: Kenny Dalglish unhappy with £18k-a-week Celtic star

Kenny Dalglish is unhappy with Celtic’s Leigh Griffiths and anyone else who doesn’t want to play for their country...

HITC · Nov 14
The Celtic Star · Nov 10

Jim Craig – Young Celtic Star Kenny Dalglish makes his debut for Scotland

After being reared with Drumchapel Amateurs and having enjoyed a farmed-out spell with Cumbernauld United, Kenny Dalglish played his first match for Celtic in the League Cup Quarter Final second leg tie against Hamilton at Parkhead in September 1969...

The Celtic Star · Nov 10
Soccerlens · Oct 30

Sir Kenny Dalglish names which Celtic player is ‘such an important player’

originally posted on Sportslens.com Sir Kenny Dalglish was full of praise for Tom Rogic, calling the Celtic midfielder “such an important player” to manager Brendan Rodgers and “one of the finest” playmakers.

Soccerlens · Oct 30
BBC · Nov 17

Sir Kenny Dalglish: Scotland great says knighthood is ‘a wee bit embarrassing’

Former Celtic, Liverpool and Scotland striker Kenny Dalglish says his knighthood is a reward for good upbringing...

BBC · Nov 17
Soccerlens · Oct 17

Kenny Dalglish names which Celtic and Liverpool players are “highly-accomplished footballers”

originally posted on Sportslens.com Sir Kenny Dalglish believes Kieran Tierney and Andrew Robertson are “highly-accomplished footballers” for the Scotland national team.

Soccerlens · Oct 17
Soccerlens · Oct 16

Sir Kenny Dalglish names which Celtic and Aston Villa players are “very good”

originally posted on Sportslens.com Sir Kenny Dalglish was full of praise for Celtic midfielder Callum McGregor and Aston Villa’s John McGinn, calling the Scottish pair “very good”.

Soccerlens · Oct 16
Soccerlens · Oct 16

Kenny Dalglish names which Celtic player “can be an asset” for Scotland

originally posted on Sportslens.com Sir Kenny Dalglish hopes that Leigh Griffiths can patch things up with Scotland manager Alex McLeish so he can feature for the national team in November’s Nations League double-header against Albania and Israel.

Soccerlens · Oct 16

St Johnstone 0 Celtic 6 – Scintillating football from James Forrest and Tom Rogic

HENRIK LARSSON couldn’t do it, Willie Wallace who called me this morning to talk about Celtic, couldn’t do it not could other goalscorers like Kenny Dalglish, Harry Hood, Dixie Dean, Frank McGarvey or even Chris Sutton who was at the game today...

HITC · Sep 25

Sir Kenny Dalglish gives his verdict on £1m Celtic ace’s attitude

Leigh Griffiths scored for Brendan Rodgers’s Celtic against Rosenborg in the Europa League last week...

HITC · Sep 25
The Celtic Star · Sep 20

Jim Craig – Happy Birthday Henrik Larsson

Paul Wilson came into Celtic Park in 1967 straight from school and started in the reserve side alongside Kenny Dalglish, Danny McGrain, Lou Macari and George Connelly...

The Celtic Star · Sep 20
The Celtic Star · Aug 25

Kieran Tierney – What loyalty towards Celtic looks like

You can win money, you can’t buy loyalty . When I was at Primary School my two favourite Celtic players were Kenny Dalglish and Danny McGrain but the only time I got to see them was on television until my Dad took me to Danny’s Testimonial against Manchester United at Celtic Park in 1980...

The Celtic Star · Aug 25

Dalglish Predicts: ‘It’ll Be Eight-In-A-Row for Celtic’

CELTIC legend Kenny Dalglish has had a look at the forthcoming Premiership season – and he unhesitatingly tips his old team for their eighth successive crown...

Bobby Petta with A Celtic State of Mind

A Celtic State of Mind was recently named as the UK’s Best Football Podcast at the prestigious 2018 Football Blogging Awards.Paul John Dykes and Kevin Graham are joined this week by an ex-Celt from the late nineties and early noughties – Bobby Petta...

BBC Sportsound · Nov 16

Sportsound Podcast: Albania v Scotland preview: 16 Nov 18

We preview Scotland’s match in Albania with our commentary team Steven Thompson & Liam McLeod plus we hear from Sir Kenny Dalglish on being knighted:...

BBC Sportsound · Nov 16
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