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Date Of BirthMarch 4, 1951
SpouseMarina Dalglish
FactPlayed in the FIFA World Cups of 1974, 1978 and 1982.

Kenny Dalglish is a Scottish former professional footballer and manager. He is Scotland’s most capped player of all time with 102 appearances, and also Scotland’s joint-leading goal scorer of all time with 30 goals. Dalglish won the Ballon d’Or Silver Award in 1983, the PFA Player of the Year in 1983, and the FWA Footballer of the Year in 1979 and 1983. He was inducted into the Scottish Football Hall of Fame in 2002. In 2009, Dalglish was voted Liverpool’s greatest player of all time.

Dalglish was born on 4 March 1951 in Glasgow, Scotland, to parents Elizabeth and Robert Dalglish. He has four siblings: Barbara, Robert, Hugh and John. Dalglish attended Milton Bank Primary School and Dalmarnock Academy. He started his football career with Scottish Junior Football Association club Cumbernauld United.

Dalglish began his professional career with Scottish Football League club Celtic in 1967. He won four Scottish League Championships and three Scottish Cups with Celtic. Dalglish was the Scottish Football League’s Player of the Year in 1971 and 1972. He moved to England to join Liverpool for a then-record transfer fee of £440,000 in 1977.

Dalglish won six English League Championships and three European Cups with Liverpool. He is one of only four players to have won both the European Cup and the English League Championship with two different clubs. Dalglish was Liverpool’s player-manager from 1985 to 1991, during which time he won three more English League Championships and two more FA Cups. He resigned as Liverpool manager in 1991 and returned to Scotland to manage Rangers for one season.

Dalglish had a second spell as Liverpool manager from 2011 to 2012. During his second spell as Liverpool manager, Dalglish won the League Cup and was named the Premier League Manager of the Season. He was sacked as Liverpool manager in 2012.

Dalglish was appointed as non-executive director of Liverpool in 2017. He is also a patron of the Hillsborough Families Support Group.

Dalglish has been married to Marina Dalglish since 1974. The couple have four children: Kelly, Paul, Lynsey and Lauren.

Dalglish has a net worth of $60 million. His salary as non-executive director of Liverpool is $2 million per year.

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Full NameKenny Dalglish
Date Of BirthMarch 4, 1951
Height1.73 m
Weight73 kg
ProfessionFootball player, Coach


SpouseMarina Dalglish
ChildrenKelly Cates, Paul Dalglish, Lynsey Dalglish, Lauren Dalglish
ParentsCathy Dalglish, Bill Dalglish


NominationsBBC Sports Personality of the Year Award

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1I would just love to have gone and stood in the Kop.
2The people who come to watch us play, who love the team and regard it as part of their lives, would never appreciate Liverpool having a huge balance in the bank. They want every asset we possess to be wearing a red shirt.
3Management is a seven-days-a-week job. The Intensity of it takes it toll on your health. Some people want to go on for ever, and I obviously don't. [on leaving the manager job of Liverpool FC in 1991]
4What do I say to them in the dressing-room? Nothing really. Most of the time I don't even know what they are going to do myself. [On managing Liverpool FC]


1His daughter, Kelly Cates is a television sports presenter
2Played in 102 matches, from 1971 to 1986, and is the most capped Scottish soccer player.
3Has won four English championship titles as manager of Liverpool FC and Blackburn Rovers.
4He speaks with a thick Scottish accent.
5Considered by many to be the greatest player in Liverpool FC history.
6Managed Liverpool FC 1985-1991.
7Played in the FIFA World Cups of 1974, 1978 and 1982.
8Played in 102 matches, from 1971 to 1986.
9Former Scotland footballer.
10He played for Celtic and Liverpool and has coached Newcastle United.



Alan Hansen: Player and Pundit2014TV Movie documentaryHimself
Walk On2014TV Movie documentaryHimself
Daily Mirror: The Pride of Britain Awards2013TV SpecialHimself - Former Liverpool Manager
Being: Liverpool2012TV SeriesHimself
Match of the Day2011-2012TV SeriesHimself
Match of the Day 22011TV SeriesHimself
Breakfast2011TV SeriesHimself - Liverpool Manager
Football's Greatest2010TV SeriesHimself
Soccer Aid2010TV Mini-SeriesHimself - Manager of Rest of the World Team
All Star Mr & Mrs2008TV SeriesHimself
A Question of Sport1979-2004TV SeriesHimself
Shearer on Shearer1996Video documentaryHimself
Ian Rush Testimonial1994Video documentaryHimself
Bruce Grobbelaar the Official Story1990DocumentaryHimself
Scully1984TV Mini-SeriesHimself
This Is Your Life1983TV Series documentaryHimself
Stopwatch1979TV SeriesHimself
The Big Match1979TV SeriesHimself - Liverpool

Archive Footage

Is Football Racist?2012TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Greatest Footie Ads Ever2012TV MovieHimself
This Morning2009TV SeriesHimself
The Story of Football2002Video documentaryHimself - 1978 European Cup Final
Match of the Eighties1997TV SeriesHimself
Match of the Seventies1996TV SeriesHimself
Clash of the Titans1996TV Series documentaryHimself
Kicking & Screaming1995TV Series documentaryHimself
Room 1011995TV SeriesHimself
Liverpool in Europe: The Official History1991VideoHimself - Striker
Liverpool: Official Season Review 1988/891989VideoHimself
Liverpool: Greavsie's Six of the Best Matches from the 80s1988VideoHimself - Striker
Liverpool FC: The Mighty Reds1988VideoHimself - Liverpool Manager

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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