Kenny Dalglish Profile

GLASGOW, UNITED KINGDOM - OCTOBER 04: Kenny Dalglish of Liverpool Legends in action during the charity challenge match at Celtic Park on October 4, 2006 in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)

Kenneth Dalglish Scottish Football Career

Kenneth Mathieson Dalglish was born in Glasgow, Scotland on March 4th 1951. Kenny Dalglish started his club career in 1968 with Celtic. In 1977 after having played in 269 matches for Celtic and scoring 167 goals, he left the club in a high profile transfer to one of the leading English clubs, Liverpool.

His wonderful club career at Celtic had many highlights and he helped the club win every honour available.

Kenny Dalglish with Liverpool

His transfer to Liverpool was for a then record transfer fee of £440,000. He was bought as a direct replacement for Kevin Keegan who was considered irreplaceable and without peer by the Liverpool fans.

Kenny Dalglish soon proved his worth though when before long the Liverpool fans were chanting his name with as much vigour as for Kevin Keegan. Kenny Dalglish played in 515 matched for Liverpool and scored 172 goals for the club.

As further proof of his class, Kenny Dalglish became the first player to score 100 league goals in both the English and Scottish leagues.

Kenny Dalglish Football Manager

After hugely successful stints as a player, Kenny Dalglish made what seemed to be a natural progression into club management. He started off his managerial career as player/manager for Liverpool in the 1985/86 season. In his first season, he took Liverpool to their first ever cup and League double. After winning several more trophies during the next five years or so, he resigned as Liverpool’s manager in February of 1991.

Scottish Football Legend Kenny Dalglish

If somebody asked you to name a few Scottish football legends, I’m sure that the name Kenny Dalglish would be very high up on most lists. His 102 caps for the Scotland National Football Team is still the record number of caps. As well as holding the record for playing in the most games for Scotland, he also happens to be the joint top goal scorer for his country (30 goals), along with one Denis Law.

His Scotland career began in 1971 and stretched until his last game in 1986.

He was linked with several managerial vacancies from 2000 until 2008. At one stage in November of 2004, he was even reported to be next in line for the position of Scotland National Team manager, although eventually this didn’t actually happen.

What are the chances that we could once again one day see Kenny Dalglish as a club manager or perhaps even a national team manager?