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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Into Football · Jun 13

A Celtic State of Mind – Andy Lynch: How it Felt to Captain Celtic

In my first four years at Celtic Park, I played under three captains: Billy McNeill, Kenny Dalglish, and Danny McGrain.

Into Football · Jun 13
67HailHail · Jun 4

Celtic legend delivers verdict on more trophy glory

Former Celtic icon Kenny Dalglish reckons the club’s supporters may have to realign their expectations this summer.

67HailHail · Jun 4
HITC · Jun 4

‘Unrealistic’: Sir Kenny Dalglish gives verdict on Celtic and Steven Gerrard’s Rangers next season

Steven Gerrard’s Ibrox club Glasgow Rangers will challenge Neil Lennon’s Celtic next season, says Sir Kenny Dalglish...

HITC · Jun 4
Daily Express · May 21

Celtic issued TWO instructions by Hoops legend Kenny Dalglish in Rangers transfer claim

CELTIC have more to do this summer than rivals Rangers – but first they must install a new permanent manager and another man to oversee the club’s transfer business...

Daily Express · May 21

Gerry McDade with A Celtic State of Mind

A Celtic State of Mind was named as the UK’s Best Football Podcast at the prestigious 2018 Football Blogging Awards.

How Inverness Caley Thistle slayed John Barnes’ Celtic in one of the great modern football upsets

Led by John Barnes and director Kenny Dalglish, a routine Scottish Cup game against Caley Thistle in 2000 was meant to put Celtic’s season back on track...

Celtic 1 Rangers 0 – ‘We were out in the rain while they had a roof – that seemed wrong’

EARLIER today we looked back to the 1977 Scottish Cup Final which Celtic won 1-0 thanks to a controversial penalty which was converted by Andy Lynch to secure the double for Celtic.

Read Celtic · May 7

Celtic legend calls for Lennon to be given more credit as they close in on the treble

Kenny Dalglish has insisted that if Celtic pull off the treble Treble, Neil Lennon will deserve some of the credit for it.

Read Celtic · May 7
67HailHail · Apr 25

‘Exemplary’ – Scottish football icon explains what he learned from Billy McNeill

Scottish football icon Kenny Dalglish has revealed what he learned from late Celtic captain Billy McNeill when he broke into the Celtic first-team.

67HailHail · Apr 25
The Sun · May 3

Sir Alex Ferguson and Sir Kenny Dalglish join mourners at Celtic legend Billy McNeill’s funeral in Glasgow

CELTIC stars past and present along with some of the biggest names in football attended the funeral of Lisbon Lions hero Billy McNeill.

The Sun · May 3
Daily Mail · Apr 24

Kenny Dalglish pays tribute to Billy McNeill following death of Celtic legend

Sir Kenny Dalglish has revealed how the ‘wonderful education’ he received from Billy McNeill during his early days at Celtic helped put him on the road to his own moment of European glory...

Daily Mail · Apr 24
Daily Record · Apr 24

Billy McNeill’s acts of kindness at Celtic remembered by Sir Kenny Dalglish

The King has recalled his ‘wonderful education’ he received from the iconic Hoops captain and manager...

Daily Record · Apr 24
Evening Times · Jun 8

Davie Hay: Our Scotland team had Law, Dalglish and Jordan. Where have all our strikers gone?

WHEN I started out as a Scotland player, the three strikers around the squad in those days were Denis Law, Kenny Dalglish and Joe Jordan...

Evening Times · Jun 8
Not The View · May 19

They Gave Us James McGrory and Paul McStay

There are those who will try and tell you that Paul McStay was never the player the press made him out to be, that he never fulfilled his potential and that he was the best of a mediocre lot.

Not The View · May 19

Kenny Dalglish hails Billy McNeill’s ‘exemplary leadership and kindness’

Continue reading “Kenny Dalglish hails Billy McNeill’s ‘exemplary leadership and kindness’” on Football Scotland.

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