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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Daily Record · Feb 25

Pat Nevin believes Steve Clarke is the perfect Celtic fit

The Celtic Star · Feb 23

Video: “Biggest steal then since the great train robbery,” Kenny Dalglish meets his Liverpool teammates after £440,000 move from Celtic

67HailHail · Feb 21

Celtic legend Kenny Dalglish raises concerns as Scottish FA appoint new compliance officer

Glasgow Live · Feb 21

Kenny Dalglish blasts Rangers Covid 5 as he explains how to win Gerrard’s trust

Daily Record · Feb 21

Kenny Dalglish rages at Rangers Covid 5

Video: Kenny Dalglish tells the inside story of his transfer from Celtic to Liverpool

Kenny Dalglish’s Comments On Referees Are Out Of Touch And Embarrassing.

HITC · Feb 8

Celtic icon makes VAR call after Ibrox and Parkhead stars receive retrospective bans

Daily Record · Feb 7

Kenny Dalglish fears retrospective SFA bans will ‘undermine’ referees

Alec Boden, Celtic’s 1951 Scottish Cup winner who discovered Kenny Dalglish

Glasgow Live · Jan 31

Kenny Dalglish says Alfredo Morelos is unfairly targeted by disciplinary chiefs

HITC · Jan 24

The Rangers admission that ‘will hurt Celtic fans’ according to Parkhead legend Kenny Dalglish

The Celtic Star · Jan 24

Video: On This Day, King Kenny scores stunning free-kick

67HailHail · Jan 24

Kenny Dalglish highlights two Celtic stars for praise; delivers Lennon verdict

Vital Celtic · Jan 24

Hoops legend – “Lennon is damned if does and damned if he doesn’t”

Daily Record · Jan 24

Kenny Dalglish doubles down on Celtic flops criticism in Neil Lennon defence

Kenny Dalglish predicts huge chances coming at Celtic

HITC · Jan 17

‘Big decisions’: Celtic and Liverpool legend Kenny Dalglish calls for Parkhead change of focus

Glasgow Live · Jan 17

Celtic icon Kenny Dalglish hits back at Dermot Desmond ‘absentee landlord’ claim

67HailHail · Jan 17

Kenny Dalglish predicts huge Dermot Desmond led changes at Celtic

Celts Are Here · Jan 17

Celtic Legend Defends Dermot Desmond

Daily Record · Jan 17

Kenny Dalglish backs Dermot Desmond to fix Celtic

Video: A Day Of Outrageous Celtic Goals

Video: Kenny Dalglish Scores A Belter At Tannadice, On This Day (1977)

HITC · Jan 3

‘Best performer on the pitch’: Celtic legend Kenny Dalglish defends controversial ref after Rangers win

Daily Record · Jan 3

Kenny Dalglish insists Bobby Madden called Celtic red card perfectly

Rangers vs Celtic: Sir Kenny Dalglish has his say on Bobby Madden’s decision to send Nir Bitton off

Evening Times · Jan 3

Rangers vs Celtic: Sir Kenny Dalglish has his say on Bobby Madden’s decision to send Nir Bitton off

The Boot Room · Dec 28, 2020

‘Really looks the part’: Kenny Dalglish in awe of Celtic prodigy who can ‘hurt’ rivals in derby

67HailHail · Dec 27, 2020

Kenny Dalglish predicts risky Neil Lennon Celtic decision vs Rangers; could backfire

HITC · Dec 27, 2020

The Rangers star that Celtic legend Kenny Dalglish says could make derby difference

HITC · Dec 27, 2020

‘Baffling’: Kenny Dalglish pinpoints Celtic vulnerability ahead of Rangers clash

Glasgow Live · Dec 27, 2020

Kenny Dalglish makes Scott Brown Celtic prediction ahead of Rangers clash

The Celtic Star · Dec 27, 2020

Legend’s DIY Warning for Hoops: “Celtic can’t rely on anyone doing them a favour”

Daily Record · Dec 27, 2020

Kenny Dalglish tells Rangers that Celtic will be ready for them

67HailHail · Dec 20, 2020

Celtic final: Kenny Dalglish reckons Lennon may have done deal with Brown

Daily Record · Dec 20, 2020

Kenny Dalglish suspects Celtic cup final pact between Brown and Lennon

The Celtic Star · Dec 11, 2020

“Oh Harry, Harry…Oh Harry Hood”: Harry, Charlie, the Pope and the King

Daily Record · Nov 29, 2020

Kenny Dalglish tells Celtic players to step up even for ‘selfish’ reasons

Celtic Fanzine TV · Nov 20, 2020

Celtic Soul Podcast 42 George McCluskey

Celtic Soul · Nov 20, 2020

Celtic Soul Podcast 42 George McCluskey

Off the Ball · Nov 17, 2020

Kenny Dalglish & Jason McAteer | Hillsborough campaign & leaving Liverpool | Blackburn title victory

Daily Record · Nov 15, 2020

Kenny Dalglish has hailed his Celtic development with Lisbon Lions

Off the Ball · Nov 15, 2020

Kenny Dalglish at Liverpool: 1970s dressing-room | Souness & Hansen | Perms galore & more

Off the Ball · Nov 15, 2020

Kenny Dalglish at Celtic: Jock Stein | Losing 10-in-a-row | Lisbon Lions

Off the Ball · Nov 15, 2020

Kenny Dalglish and Jason McAteer | Dealing with Alex Ferguson | Anfield’s golden years | Cadbury FC

Daily Record · Nov 10, 2020

Kenny Dalglish predicts Steve Clarke and Andy Robertson will end Scotland misery

Evening Times · Nov 9, 2020

Kenny Dalglish backs fellow Scottish Liverpool hero Andy Robertson to lead the nation to glory

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