Kenny Dalglish

Kenny-Dalglish1951 –

Football Player; Scottish International football’s greatest servant was born on 4 March 1951. Kenny signed for Celtic in 1967 making his first team debut against Hamilton Academical the following year. By 1971 Dalglish had established himself in the first team and he became captain of the club in 1975 with the retirement of Billy McNeill. During his time at Celtic Park Dalglish won the Scottish League four times, the Scottish Cup four times and the Scottish League Cup once. A brilliant instinctive striker Kenny was lethal inside the eighteen yard box but he was also determined and unselfish as a player.

Bob Paisley brought Dalglish to Liverpool in 1977 as a replacement for Kevin Keegan who had departed for Hamburg. The fee was a then British record of £440,000 but Liverpool got a bargain as Dalglish helped the ‘Reds’ to conquer Europe three times between 1978 and 1984. ‘King Kenny’ also won the Football League six times, the FA Cup once and the League Cup four times. He was English Sports Writers Player of the Year in 1979 and is the only player to score more than 100 league goals in both Scotland and England. As player manager he guided Liverpool to the double in 1986. An outstanding servant to Scotland Dalglish won a record 102 caps, scoring 30 times, and featured in three World Cup finals. As well as Liverpool Kenny has managed Blackburn Rovers, Newcastle United and Celtic, and currently works within the media.