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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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...

More than 25 million reasons why Celtic want Kieran Tierney to leave

You’re already fed up hearing about Kieran Tierney leaving Celtic and so am I – but some issues need to be addressed.

‘Kieran Tierney? Sorry To Keep Going On About It, But…’ David Potter

I have just read Mike Maher’s excellent piece about the transfer of Kenny Dalglish on The Celtic Star – read HERE.

‘Sir Kenny’ dedicates knighthood to family and former managers

Liverpool and Celtic great Kenny Dalglish dedicated his knighthood in the Queen’s Birthday Honours to his family and everyone involved in his career after admitting it “doesn’t feel right” receiving the personal accolade...

RTÉ Sport · Jun 9

Liverpool great Kenny Dalglish accepts knighthood

Liverpool and Celtic great Kenny Dalglish dedicated his British knighthood in the Queen’s Birthday Honours to his family and everyone involved in his career after admitting it “doesn’t feel right” receiving the personal accolade...

RTÉ Sport · Jun 9
RTÉ Sport · Jun 8

Liverpool great Kenny Dalglish accepts knighthood

Liverpool and Celtic great Kenny Dalglish dedicated his knighthood in the Queen’s Birthday Honours to his family and everyone involved in his career after admitting it “doesn’t feel right” receiving the personal accolade...

RTÉ Sport · Jun 8
The Scotsman · Jun 8

Kenny Dalglish’s Celtic and Scotland highlights

A look at Kenny Dalglish’s highlights with Celtic and Scotland after he was knighted in the Queen’s Birthday Honours...

The Scotsman · Jun 8
Daily Record · Jun 8

Kenny Dalglish admits he thought he was getting a tax bill rather than a knighthood when letter dropped

Celtic and Liverpool legend has been recognised for his services to football and charity but has revealed he thought it was from the Inland Revenue...

Daily Record · Jun 8
Daily Record · May 31

Celtic fan John Aldridge wants Steven Gerrard to succeed at Rangers

The former Liverpool striker believes the new Ibrox boss was a better player than Kenny Dalglish...

Daily Record · May 31
Scotzine · May 3

‘Gerrard to Gers is Perfect,’ Ex-Celt

IAN WRIGHT, who had a brief stint at Celtic in the ill-fated John Barnes/Kenny Dalglish 1999/2000 campaign, believes a move by Steven Gerrard to Rangers would be “perfect”...

Scotzine · May 3
HITC · Apr 20

Kenny Dalglish’s praise for £8m PL star another reminder to Celtic

Andrew Robertson, who was was released by Celtic when he was 15, is starring for Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool at the moment...

HITC · Apr 20

Tony Hamilton on A Celtic State of Mind

Paul John Dykes and Kevin Graham are joined by Tony Hamilton for this week’s episode of A Celtic State of Mind,Tony chats about: DJing at Kenny Dalglish’s Testimonial; Morrissey storming offstage at The Apollo; “Songs that our fathers sang”; Becoming the Celtic Park half-time announcer; Writing for the Celtic View; Tiger Tim’s demise; His love for Tommy Burns; Paolo Di Canio’s departure; Celtic in Seville; Martin O’Neill’s programme notes; The Brendan Rodgers effect; The work of The Celtic FC Foundation...

Daily Record · Apr 11

Celtic star Leigh Griffiths is Scotland’s greatest ever according to the grandson of this legend

This former Scotland boss revealed wee Owen assumed his granddad was golfing with Griff rather than Kenny Dalglish when he heard he was out with the best ever...

Daily Record · Apr 11
Off the Ball · Jun 9

09 Jun 18 Rachael Small and Chris Millar

Kenny Dalglish, rules at work, the close season so far & the Maternity XI with Morton’s Chris Millar & Hibernian Ladies’ Rachael Small...

Off the Ball · Jun 9
Evening Times · Jun 8

Alex McLeish describes Sir Kenny Dalglish as ‘Scotland’s hero’

KENNY DALGLISH was described as “Scottish football’s hero” by national team manager Alex McLeish after the country’s most successful footballer was given a knighthood...

Evening Times · Jun 8
Evening Times · Jun 8

Arise Sir Kenny Dalglish...The King has been knighted

Continue reading “Arise Sir Kenny Dalglish...The King has been knighted” on Evening Times.

Evening Times · Jun 8
John James · Apr 25

Wake Up & Smell The Coffee

Prior to my thesis on the latest Freemason to join his lodge brothers at Hampden, I take pause to note that the Lesser Spotted Chairman that is Dave King was at Anfield last night as a guest of Kenny Dalglish...

John James · Apr 25
The Guardian · Jun 8

Arise, Sir Kenny: Dalglish is knighted in Queen’s birthday honours

Liverpool great wins recognition for football and charity work• Scot joins elite group after support for Hillsborough victimsThe “King” is to become a knight...

The Guardian · Jun 8
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