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Kenny Dalglish Intro
Sir Kenneth Mathieson Dalglish, popularly known as Kenny Dalglish is a former Scottish former football player and manager. He is one of the many players that are highly regarded by Liverpool fans, who referred to him as “King Kenny”. Kenny Dalglish won the Ballon d’Or Silver Award in 1983 and was eventually voted at him top of the fans’ poll “100 Players Who Shook the Kop” for Liverpool. Having played as a forward, Dalglish was regarded as one of the best players of his generation. He only represented two clubs throughout his football career; Celtic and Liverpool. He was mostly renowned during his career at Liverpool, where he made his name known throughout Europe. Kenny Dalglish’s net worth spiked high after winning several trophies with Celtic and Liverpool including European Cup, European Super Cup, and Football League Super Cup. In this article, we will be exploring Kenny Dalglish’s net worth and all the facts about the legendary football player and manager.
Kenny Dalglish Age & Career
Kenny Dalglish was born on 4 March 1951 in Dalmarnock, Glasgow, Scotland. Although we don’t know much about his parents, we do know that he is the son of an engineer and that he was brought up in Milton. He grew up supporting Rangers and attended High Possil Senior Secondary School, where he helped his team win the inter-school five-a-side and the inter-year five-a-side tournaments. Following his amazing talent in a school tournament, he went for trials at West Ham United and Liverpool, but they were not successful.
In May 1967, Dalglish signed a professional contract with Celtic, but he didn’t establish himself in the team till the 1971/72 campaign. He recorded 29 goals in 53 goals that season, including a hat-trick against Dundee and braces against Kilmarnock and Motherwell, which contributed to helping Celtic lift their seventh consecutive league title and a Scottish Cup. Kenny Dalglish’s net worth continued to climb high as he helped them win a league and cup double in 1973/74 and led them to the semi-finals of the European Cup, where they had to play against Atletico Madrid but couldn’t proceed further with three Celtic players being sent off during the game. He spent nine seasons with Celtic, winning four Scottish Division One/Premier Division titles, four Scottish Cup, one Scottish League Cup, one Drybrough Cup and one Glasgow Cup, which improved Kenny Dalglish net worth a bit. He moved to Liverpool in 1977.
Kenny Dalglish’s net worth rose as he made his debut for Liverpool on 13 August 1977 in a season-opening game against Manchester United. A week later, he scored his first goal for the club in a game against Middlesbrough. He went on to score 31 goals for the Reds in 62 appearances in all competitions, winning the 1978 European Cup Final against Bruges. Dalglish formed a formidable partnership with Ian Rush, another Liverpool legend, upfront. Despite Rush scoring most of the goals, Dalglish was still made PFA Players’ Player of The Year for the 1982/83 campaign. He hung his football boots after playing at Liverpool for 13 seasons winning six Football League First Division titles, one FA Cup, four League Cups, five FA Charity Shield, three European Cups, one European Super Cup and one Football League Cup. He scored his final goal for Liverpool on 18 April 1987 against Nottingham Forest.
Kenny Dalglish As A Manager
Following the resignation of Joe Fagan as Liverpool’s manager, Dalglish was made a player-manager for the club in 1985/86. In his first season, he led them to the club’s first double. Kenny Dalglish’s net worth rose a bit higher during his career as a manager as he went on to win three league titles for Liverpool as well as two FA Cups, one league cup, one League Super Cup, and four FA Charity Shield. He spent seven campaigns with the club, with a win rate of 60.9% before moving on to another club. He managed several Liverpool legends including John Barnes and Ian Rush, and they helped contributing to amassing Dalglish net worth in the long run.
He went to Blackburn Rovers and helped them win the 1994/95 Premier League title after helping them achieve promotion to the English top flight league from the Second Division in 1992. He spent four seasons with the Rovers before moving to Newcastle United in 1997. He also managed Celtic and returned to Liverpool for a second spell before putting a stop to his managerial career in 2012. In 2013, he returned to Liverpool as a non-executive director.
Kenny Dalglish’s Net Worth & Salary
Kenny Dalglish’s net worth has currently been estimated to be around $11 million. This is a huge haul considering the generation he played for and his current age.
Kenny Dalglish’s net worth was estimated according to the wealth he accumulated during his incredible football career and managerial career. He is a non-executive director for Liverpool. In 2004, Dalglish and his wife founded the charity The Marina Dalglish Appeal which will raise money to help beat cancer.
Kenny Dalglish Squad Number
Throughout his football career, Kenny Dalglish was popularly known for his jersey number 7 while he was at Liverpool. However, things didn’t start that way.
At Celtic, he wore the number 8 and 9 jersey during his nine seasons there. At Liverpool, he wore the number 6, 7, 12, and 14 jerseys throughout his career with them. With the Scotland national team, he was quite synonymous with the number 8 jersey.
Kenny Dalglish’s Wife & Children
Kenny Dalglish got married to his wife, Marina, on 26 November 1974. The couple is blessed with four children; Kelly, Paul, Lynsey and Lauren.
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Kelly is a popular football presenter for BBC Radio 5 Live and Sky Sports, while Paul became a footballer playing in the Premier League and Scottish Premiership before joining Houston Dynamo in the United States Major League Soccer. He retired from football in 2008 and became a coach, and people started speculating about Kenny Dalglish’s net worth.
His wife beat breast cancer and went on to establish a charity to fund new cancer treatment equipment for UK hospitals.
Kenny Dalglish Facts: Did You Know?
- He won the British Home Championship with Scotland three times.
- He was the Scottish Premier Division top scorer in 1975/76 with 24 goals.
- He was inducted into the English Football Hall of Fame in 2002.
- He was inducted into the Scottish Football Hall of Fame in 2004.
- Kenny Dalglish was named Scotland’s Greatest International Football in 2020.
- Dalglish was made a member of the Order of the British Empire in 1985 and he was knighted in 2018.
- In 2017, Anfield’s Centenary Stand was renamed the Sir Kenny Dalglish Stand as a show of appreciation for his contribution to the club.
- He was manager of Liverpool at the time of the Hillsborough disaster, which recorded 97 deaths and 766 injuries, in 1989.
- With 102 caps and 30 goals, he is Scotland’s most capped player and a joint-leading goalscorer with Denis Law.
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