Kenny Dalglish

Celtic hero 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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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. · 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.

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