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 · 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

Daily Record · Jun 7

Kenny Dalglish reckons SPFL should honour philanthropist James Anderson

Celtic FC · Jun 4

Nine-in-a-row: King Kenny was a green and white Hoops hero

67HailHail · May 31

Kenny Dalglish thinks the SPFL will lose credibility if Hearts are not relegated

Lisbon Lions: Missing Out: Davie Hay

The Celtic Star · May 24

Video – King Kenny – originally of the Celtic – narrated by Jurgen Klopp

The Celtic Star · May 18

‘Nine consecutive years is extremely special’, Kenny Dalglish

Daily Record · May 17

Kenny Dalglish makes Celtic title call and names issue that ‘doesn’t sit right’

£6.48m: 1999 signing destroyed by Martin O’Neill was a huge waste of money – Opinion

67HailHail · Apr 26

‘Do they really have enough?’; Kenny Dalglish calls out Rangers chiefs Park and Robertson

Billy Remembered: Sir Kenny Dalglish

67HailHail · Apr 19

‘The Ibrox Board needs to produce its evidence’; Kenny Dalglish delivers SPFL verdict

BBC · Apr 13

From transfer fees to street names – how much do you know about King Kenny?

Evening Times · Apr 13

Nacho Novo shares well-wishes for Celtic hero Kenny Dalglish after coronavirus diagnosis

Celts Are Here · Apr 12

The Kind Words From Kenny Dalglish On Release From Hospital

Two kings at Easter: Henrik Larsson and Kenny Dalglish

Dalglish Released after Coronavirus Scare

101 Great Goals · Apr 12

Kenny Dalglish hails NHS treatment, Liverpool & Celtic icon discharged after positive Covid-19 test

The Celtic Star · Apr 12

Celtic and Liverpool Legend Kenny Dalglish Released from Hospital after Coronavirus Diagnosis

Dalglish Tests Positive for Coronavirus

Daily Star · Apr 10

Stars send Kenny Dalglish best wishes after Liverpool legend gets coronavirus

The Celtic Star · Apr 10

Shock as Liverpool Confirm Kenny Dalglish’s Coronavirus Diagnosis

Sports Mole · Apr 10

Liverpool icon Sir Kenny Dalglish in hospital with coronavirus

Indy Celts · Apr 10

King Kenny falls ill with COVID 19

Caught Offside · Apr 10

Liverpool and Celtic legend Sir Kenny Dalglish tests positive for Coronavirus

Glasgow Live · Apr 10

Former Celtic and Scotland striker Sir Kenny Dalglish in hospital with covid-19

The Sun · Apr 10

Liverpool legend Kenny Dalglish tests positive for coronavirus, reveals family

Celtic legend Kenny Dalglish tests positive for coronavirus

Evening Times · Apr 10

Sir Kenny Dalglish in hospital after catching the coronavirus

The Guardian · Apr 10

Kenny Dalglish latest footballing great to test positive for coronavirus

Edouard’s ‘Magnificent Seven’ Deal will mean he’s ‘Here For Ten-in-a-Row’

Neil Cameron with A Celtic State of Mind

Scotland’s infamous Dalglish benching in 1976

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