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.

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67HailHail · Oct 27

“Deeply troubling” “Spot on”; Celtic fans differ as they react to Kenny Dalglish’s rallying cry

Lenny ‘Will Be Here for a While and Rightly So,’ Dalglish

The Celtic Star · Oct 27

Celtic and Liverpool legend’s big prediction about Neil Lennon

Herald Scotland · Oct 26

No split loyalties for Kenny Dalglish as he backs Celtic to triumph over fellow Liverpool icon Steven Gerrard

Evening Times · Oct 26

No split loyalties for Kenny Dalglish as he backs Celtic to triumph over fellow Liverpool icon Steven Gerrard

Herald Scotland · Oct 26

Kenny Dalglish says Neil Lennon deserves time to turn things around at Celtic – and he will get it

Evening Times · Oct 26

Kenny Dalglish says Neil Lennon deserves time to turn things around at Celtic – and he will get it

BBC Sportsound · Oct 26

Sportsound Podcast : 26 Oct 20. Celtic’s woes continue but Lennon has plenty of credit in the bank says Dalglish.

Sports Mole · Oct 26

Sir Kenny Dalglish launches defence of under-fire Celtic boss Neil Lennon

Sky Sports · Oct 26

Dalglish backs Lennon amid Celtic’s winless run

Celts Are Here · Oct 26

Celtic Legend Backs Neil Lennon

BBC · Oct 26

Kenny Dalglish says Neil Lennon deserves chance to guide Celtic to 10th consecutive title

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67HailHail · Oct 18

Kenny Dalglish thinks Celtic can still beat AC Milan this Thursday

Kenny Dalglish supports Celtic board’s controversial decision

Celtic Legend States “It’s what the supporters want, above all else.”

Daily Record · Oct 12

Neil Lennon’s Celtic ‘ultimate aim’ as Kenny Dalglish bites back at doubters

67HailHail · Oct 12

Celtic legend Kenny Dalglish bigs up Neil Lennon ahead of Rangers meeting

Daily Record · Sep 27

Kenny Dalglish fizzes over Steven Gerrard’s charge

Glasgow Live · Sep 23

Kenny Dalglish makes Celtic and Rangers ‘crucified’ claim

67HailHail · Sep 20

Celtic legend Kenny Dalglish calls for big Scottish refereeing change; wants pitchside monitor

Daily Record · Aug 30

Kenny Dalglish praises Rangers and Celtic bosses for criticism of wantaway stars

Scotzine · Aug 18

Celtic Icon Backs Hoops in ‘Docked Points’ Row

Kenny Dalglish provides perfect solution to Bolingoli mess

Daily Record · Aug 16

Kenny Dalglish dismisses Celtic forfeit argument as he draws red card parallel

67HailHail · Jul 28

Celtic legend Kenny Dalglish responds after being voted greatest ever Scotland international

The Celtic Star · Jul 25

Celtic’s ‘Going for Ten’ Taylor-Elyounoussi comparison with ‘Stopping Ten’ McNamara-Donnelly

Dalglish’s Advice to Griff

Glasgow Live · Jul 19

Celtic and Liverpool legend Kenny Dalglish says Leigh Griffiths’ future is in his own hands

67HailHail · Jul 12

Kenny Dalglish fears ‘absolutely chaotic’ title stripping response to SFA investigation

One from the ACSOM Archive: Bobby Petta with A Celtic State of Mind

The Celtic Blog · Jul 12

Kenny Dalglish’s Null And Void “Title Stripping” Comments Give More False Hope To Sevconia.

67HailHail · Jul 5

Kenny Dalglish backs Henrik Larsson management opportunity in Scotland or England

Kenny Dalglish’s Larsson regret as he praises King of Kings

When Celtic sold our best player, Kenny Dalglish to Liverpool for just £440,000

Glasgow Live · Jun 29

Liverpool boss hails Celtic and Rangers figures’ influence as he celebrates title win

Glasgow Live · Jun 26

Liverpool boss hails Celtic legend and Rangers boss following title win

Glasgow Live · Jun 25

Liverpool and Celtic legend Kenny Dalglish hasn’t muted his phone

The Celtic Blog · Jun 21

Kenny Dalglish Is Talking Nonsense To Suggest There Might Be A Legal Challenge To Celtic’s Title Win.

67HailHail · Jun 21

Kenny Dalglish thinks SPFL drama could lead to bitter legal challenge of Celtic title win

Daily Record · Jun 20

Celtic legend Kenny Dalglish was one of best Scottish players of the 1970s

Martin O’Neill advises Rangers on how to beat Celtic

Evening Times · Jun 18

Greatest Premier XI: Sir Kenny Dalglish? Or Henrik Larsson? Which Celtic legend gets the nod to start up front?

Herald Scotland · Jun 18

Greatest Premier XI: Sir Kenny Dalglish? Or Henrik Larsson? Which Celtic legend gets the nod to start up front?

Daily Record · Jun 14

Kenny Dalglish proposes Hearts play-off plan for July winner-takes-all showpiece

VideoCelts · Jun 12

John Barnes makes ridiculous claim about Kenny Dalglish and Jock Stein to CSOM

Evening Times · Jun 7

Celtic and Liverpool legend Kenny Dalglish urges SPFL to honour James Anderson following proposed £2m donation

Celtic and Liverpool legend Kenny Dalglish urges SPFL to honour James Anderson following proposed £2m donation

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