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Definition: Dalglish from Collins English Dictionary


1 Kenny, born 1951, Scottish footballer: a striker, he played for Celtic (1968–77) and for Liverpool (1977–89): manager of Liverpool (1985–91; 2011–12), of Blackburn Rovers (1991–95), Newcastle United (1997–98), and Celtic (2000): Scotland's most-capped footballer (102 appearances, 1971–86)

Summary Article: Dalglish, Kenny
From The Hutchinson Unabridged Encyclopedia with Atlas and Weather Guide

Scottish footballer and football manager. A prolific goal scorer for Glasgow Celtic and then Liverpool, he was the first player to score 100 goals in both the English and Scottish first divisions. He won nine trophies as a player with Celtic and twelve with Liverpool including three European Cups. Overall, Dalglish made a record 102 international appearances for Scotland and equalled Denis Law's record of 30 goals. As a manager he won the league championship with Liverpool in 1986, 1988, and 1990, and with Blackburn Rovers in 1995.

Career highlights

International appearances 102 (30 goals)

as player

European Cup 1978, 1981, 1984

English League Championship 1979, 1980, 1982, 1983, 1984

English League Cup 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984

Scottish League Championship 1972, 1973, 1974, 1977

Scottish FA Cup 1972, 1974, 1975, 1977

Scottish League Cup 1975

AwardsFootball Writers' Association Player of the Year 1979, 1983

English Professional Footballers' Association Player of the Year 1983

as manager

English League Championship 1986, 1988, 1990, 1995

English FA Cup 1986, 1989

English League Cup 2012

Scottish League Cup 2000

He played for Celtic 1967–77, and won four Scottish League Championships, four Scottish Cups, and one Scottish League Cup. He moved to Liverpool and won 12 major medals in the next eight years; five League Championships, four League Cups, and three European Cups. He was player-manager of Liverpool when they won the Cup and League double in 1985–86; as manager he added two more League titles in 1987–88 and 1989–90, and another FA Cup win in 1989. He became manager of Blackburn Rovers in 1991, taking them into the Premiership and on to the Championship in 1994–95. He replaced Kevin Keegan as manager of Newcastle United in January 1997 but was sacked in August 1998. In June 1999 he was appointed Celtic's technical director. In February 2000 he took on the additional temporary role of first team coach at Celtic following the dismissal of John Barnes. In this role he led Celtic to the 2000 Scottish League Cup. He was sacked as Celtic's director soon afterwards, a month after the club appointed Martin O'Neill as the new manager. Dalglish returned to Liverpool in April 2009 to take up a role with the youth academy, before becoming manager of the club for a second time in 2011. Despite winning the League Cup in his first full season back in charge, he was dismissed in May 2012 after Liverpool finished eighth in the league. He was awarded an MBE for his services to football in 1984.


Dalglish, Kenny

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