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.

67HailHail · Mar 22

Celtic legend Kenny Dalglish says Premiership must be finished

Continue reading “Celtic legend Kenny Dalglish says Premiership must be finished” on 67HailHail.

Celts Are Here · Mar 16

Dalglish Speaks out on ‘Agenda’ North and South of the Border

Kenny Dalglish has told MirrorSport that only people with an agenda wants the seasons in both England and Scotland to be null and void...

67HailHail · Mar 15

Kenny Dalglish declares ‘null and void’ to be entirely unacceptable for Celtic and Liverpool

Continue reading “Kenny Dalglish declares ‘null and void’ to be entirely unacceptable for Celtic and Liverpool” on 67HailHail.

What Must Not Happen in Flag Destination: Celtic Legend Spells It Out

KENNY DALGLISH has shot down suggestions the league seasons in Scotland and England should be declared null and void.

Daily Record · Mar 15

Kenny Dalglish throws weight behind Celtic title stance as Hoops hero rounds on the ‘agenda’ brigade

The Hoops and Liverpool legend reckons we MUST finish the season...

Celtic legend destroys Rangers star after latest debacle

Celtic legend Sir Kenny Dalglish is never one to shy away from calling it like it is.

‘It was scandalous’ – Kenny Dalglish slams Alfredo Morelos

As if it can’t get any worse for the Ibrox club, now Sir Kenny Dalglish is slamming Rangers striker Morelos by calling his action scandalous.

Glasgow Live · Mar 4

Celtic legend Kenny Dalglish’s first, best and last games as they were reported

A look at how three key games in Dalglish’s career were covered...

Watch £5million signing Rafael Sheidt make his Celtic debut

RAFAEL SHEIDT made his debut for Celtic on this day in 2000 in a 6-2 win over Dundee at Celtic Park.

67HailHail · Mar 1

Kenny Dalglish talks up Celtic’s quadruple treble chances after European exit

Continue reading “Kenny Dalglish talks up Celtic’s quadruple treble chances after European exit” on 67HailHail.

The Celtic Star · Feb 25

King Kenny Hails Celtic Star Ahead of Copenhagen Return Leg

Kenny Dalglish has hailed Celtic stopper Fraser Forster after the Englishman’s penalty save in Copenhagen.

HITC · Feb 24

‘What a signing’: Sir Kenny Dalglish likes one Celtic player very much

Fraser Forster is on loan at Celtic from Southampton...

67HailHail · Feb 23

Kenny Dalglish lauds one Neil Lennon signing at Celtic

Continue reading “Kenny Dalglish lauds one Neil Lennon signing at Celtic” on 67HailHail.

Daily Record · Feb 23

Kenny Dalglish in Celtic and Rangers Europa League cold balls poser as legend dreams of last 16 clash

The legendary striker would be first in the queue to see what would be the ultimate derby in the Europa League...

67HailHail · Feb 16

Kenny Dalglish reflects on Jackie McNamara; pays him huge tribute

Continue reading “Kenny Dalglish reflects on Jackie McNamara; pays him huge tribute” on 67HailHail.

67HailHail · Feb 9

Dalglish thinks Celtic could soon be out of sight of Rangers

Celtic icon Kenny Dalglish thinks the Hoops are just a result or two away from being out of sight at the top of the Scottish Premiership, writing in his Sunday Post column...

ACSOM · Feb 4

A Celtic State of Mind – Further LIVE dates announced for 2020

Paul John Dykes has interviewed some of Celtic’s greatest icons over the years, including Kenny Dalglish, Danny McGrain, George Connelly, Bertie Auld, Billy McNeill, Sean Fallon, Bobby Lennox and Neil Lennon...

67HailHail · Feb 2

Dalglish makes prediction about today’s Celtic team; lauds star who has caught Lennon’s eye

Celtic legend Kenny Dalglish thinks manager Neil Lennon will again opt to use both Odsonne Edouard and Leigh Griffiths for today’s match away to Hamilton, writing in his Sunday Post column (02/02 print edition, Match supplement page 11)...

Dalglish Rates Klimala Very Highly

Celtic legend Kenny Dalglish expects new bhoy Patryk Klimala to be an instant hit for the Hoops, as the Polish...

Celts Are Here · Jan 19

Kenny Dalglish Makes Big Claim After Celtic Transfer Move

During his time at Parkhead, Kenny Dalglish scored 167 goals for the Hoops.

67HailHail · Jan 19

Dalglish hails £3.5m man as someone Celtic need in quest to secure nine-in-a-row

Celtic legend Kenny Dalglish believes the transfer of Patryk Klimala is exactly the kind of move that the Hoops need to help stave off the threat of Rangers, writing in his Sunday Post column...

67HailHail · Jan 14

Our View: Dalglish’s plea should fall on deaf ears at Celtic

Celtic legend Kenny Dalglish’s comments on Scotland’s playoff matches are well-intentioned, but they should fall on deaf ears at Parkhead.

The42.ie · Jan 13

‘There was the three of us – myself, my pal and Kenny Dalglish – butt naked and singing Otis Redding’

St Mirren boss and Waterford native Jim Goodwin on Celtic, selling Cadbury’s and becoming one of the sharpest young coaching minds in Scottish football...

Daily Record · Jan 13

Colin Hendry shares bizarre Chris Sutton story as he claims Celtic hero left Kenny Dalglish fizzing

The former Scotland defender has revealed what it was like to play alongside Sutton during their time at Blackburn Rovers...

ACSOM · Jan 7

A Celtic State of Mind – LIVE dates for 2020 including Martin O’Neill, Brian McClair, Chris Sutton, John Hartson & Danny McGrain

Paul John Dykes has interviewed some of Celtic’s greatest icons, including Kenny Dalglish, Danny McGrain, George Connelly, Bertie Auld, Bobby Lennox and Neil Lennon...

Kenny Dalglish gives his take on Celtic-Rangers controversy

After Rangers punished Celtic in the final match of 2019, one pundit gives his verdict on the outcome of the match and what it could mean...

Daily Record · Jan 5

Kenny Dalglish sends Rangers a stark title warning as Celtic legend makes Neil Lennon ability claim

The former Hoops star is convinced fans are in line for something special as the thrilling Premiership title race is set to go down in the wire...

Kenny Dalglish gives his verdict on introducing VAR in Scotland

The introduction of VAR in the Premiership has been a hot topic of discussion in Scottish football circles recently.

67HailHail · Jan 5

‘More harm than good’ – Dalglish responds to Ibrox statement following Celtic drama

Celtic legend Kenny Dalglish doesn’t think Scottish football should hurry into implementing a VAR system, despite calls from Ibrox for it to be introduced at the earliest opportunity, writing in his Sunday Post column (05/01 print edition, Post Match supplement page 9)...

Daily Record · Dec 29, 2019

Kenny Dalglish in Celtic vs Rangers verdict as he reveals his Alfredo Morelos hunch

The legendary Scot expects a compelling clash at Celtic Park as the old rivals go head to head again...

67HailHail · Dec 8, 2019

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.

Daily Record · Dec 8, 2019

Kenny Dalglish makes Rangers vs Celtic call as he predicts the manager who’ll be ‘hiding under the duvet’

The Scottish football icon has refused to sit on the fence ahead of the big one at Hampden...

The Celtic Star · Nov 29, 2019

Hillsborough, The Families – ‘They have persevered with the utmost integrity and in a way that shames all who have let them down,’ Kenny Dalglish

KENNY DALGLISH spoke today after yesterday’s disappointing outcome at the Hillsborough retrial...

The Celtic Star · Nov 19, 2019

‘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.

67HailHail · Nov 12, 2019

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.

Herald Scotland · Nov 11, 2019

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...

67HailHail · Nov 10, 2019

“Up off my seat” “100% deserved” – Kenny Dalglish raves about Celtic’s Italian job

Former Celtic hero Kenny Dalglish has claimed that the Hoops’ winner in Lazio had him up off his seat.

The Celtic Star · Oct 30, 2019

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.

Read Celtic · Oct 28, 2019

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...

67HailHail · Oct 27, 2019

“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 26, 2019

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.

Celtic Quick News · Oct 26, 2019

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, 2019

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...

The Celtic Bhoys · Oct 8, 2019

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.

The Celtic Bhoys · Oct 7, 2019

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, 2019

‘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 6, 2019

‘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)...

The Celtic Bhoys · Oct 1, 2019

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.

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