Hello, Kenneth Mathieson Dalglish or more fondly known as King Kenny was the greatest Liverpool player by a million miles. Kenny Dalglish not only the best player but also known well when his become a manager of Liverpool team. From the player, become a manager to him own club was such a great achievement in football. I was become excited and curiosity to know more about our beloved King Kenny. Now let’s take a look on what i have write about the greatest player and manager of Liverpool.
Combining a touch as sure as certainty, vision as incisive as surgeons knife and goal scoring ability the gods themselves envied, Kenny Dalglish become arguably the most sucessful and decorated Scottish Footballer of a all time. A talismanic figure for both Celtic and Liverpool, his memorable contributions ensure his place in the historic pantheon of legends of both great clubs
Kenneth Mathieson Dalglish MBE (born 4 March 1951) is a Scottish former footballer and manager. In a career spanning 22 years, he played for Celtic and Liverpool, winning numerous honours with both. He is Scotland’s most capped player of all time with 102 appearances, and also Scotland’s joint-leading goal scorer, 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. In 2009 FourFourTwo named Dalglish as the greatest striker in post-war British football and in 2006 he topped a Liverpool fans’ poll of “100 Players Who Shook the Kop”. He has been inducted into both the Scottish and English Football Halls of Fame.
Kenny is the top rated soccer player from Scotland being the 22nd in the world’s greatest soccer players of all time. Due to his successes as a player, Kenny went on to be a manager of teams in the same league he was most successful just as other famous soccer players do. Kenny’s beginning was not as promising especially after being rejected by West Ham as well as Liverpool, he ended up joining Celtic a rival to his boyhood favorite Rangers. In his sigh up he tore up rangers posters that were in his bedroom when Sean Fallon visited their home.
In his first season of signing he was loaned to Cumbernauld United where he scored 37 goals, aft which he attained professional status and was taken in as a reserve of the Celtic team. His first debut was as a substitute in the Scottish league quarter final draw against Hamilton Academicals. It took Kenny 3 years before earning a place in the first eleven, but in May 1971 when he was given his opportunity, he produced 6 goals and helping Celtic win 7 – 2 in the Kilmarnock defender match. In the following season in competitive matches the first goal was from the penalty spot. His performance improved from thence having 167 goals to his name in 269 appearances.
When he moved to the Liverpool side in a then British record deal of £440,000 the Celtic fans were not at all happy such that they booed the best of Scottish famous soccer players when he played in the Stein’s testimonial. With Liverpool he made 355 appearances scoring 118 goals. Kenny in his Liverpool career included over ten achievements.
Kenny in his managerial career following footsteps of other famous soccer players began with Liverpool, Blackburn Rovers, Newcastle United, Celtic and then back to Liverpool. The Liverpool club had 3 football league first division wins in 1985/ 86, 1987/ 88 and 1989/ 90 and the runners up in 1986/ 87 and 1988/ 89. He also won the FA cup twice in 1986 and 1989 being the runners up in 1988. They were also the runners up in the league cup in 1986/ 87. They also won the Charity shield 4 times in 1988, 1989 and sharing it twice in 1986 and 1990.
Personal achievements out of the field such as founding the Marina Dalglish Appeal for breast cancer funding after 3 years was able to establish a chemotherapy center. Kenny was knighted for helping the families of the 96 family members who perished in the Hillsborough disaster.
in the intervening period Dalglish has taken an enforced leave from football, conquering personal challenges as he helped his wife Marina through cancer treatment. Yet after more than 30 trophy-laden years it seems apt that it should end for Dalglish where it all started. Although the suddenness and immediacy of his departure meant the fans were never able to public display their appreciation for the memories of the success he gave so many, Dalglish can rest assured that the fans of Celtic, Liverpool, Blackburn and Scotland will forever fondly remember “KING KENNY”
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