Kenny Dalglish was born on March 4, 1951 in Glasgow, Scotland. Despite growing up as a Rangers fan, he ended up signing for Celtic as a 16-year-old in May 1967.
Before joining Liverpool for £440,000 in 1977, the forward had helped Celtic to win four Scottish First Division titles, four Scottish FA Cups and a Scottish League Cup.
In 1979 Dalglish was voted the Football Writers’ Footballer of the Year, and in 1983 he scooped the same award again, in addition to being named PFA Player of the Year and European Footballer of the Year.
During his time as a player at Anfield, “King Kenny” was an inspirational figure in the club’s most successful period in their history. He won six Division One titles, two FA Cups, four League Cups, three European Cups and a UEFA Super Cup crown.
Dalglish is Scotland’s most-capped player of all-time, making 102 appearances for his country. He’s also joint top scorer with 30 goals.
The legendary striker retired with a record of 336 goals in 823 appearances for Celtic and Liverpool.
As manager of Liverpool, Dalglish won three First Division crowns, two FA Cups, and a League Cup. In charge of Blackburn Rovers he also won the Premier League, in 1994/95.
He has been named Manager of the Year on four separate occasions; in 1986, 1988, 1990 and 1995.