Former Scottish striker/forward Kenny Dalglish is one of the iconic football players to ever play for the Liverpool football club.
He also spent his significant playing career playing with the Scottish football club, Celtic F.C. The P.F.A. Player’s Player of the year award winner former striker Kenny Dalglish could also play excellently as the central forward and winger.
Likewise, he has kept an impressive record playing for his national football team. He has played with his national football team for a long time after making his international football debut back in 1971.
Kenny Dalglish has won major trophies like the European Cup (champions’ League), Scottish League title, and the English Premier League playing for different professional football clubs.
In his old football playing days, he was renowned for his powerful shooting, ball control ability, and naturally gifted agility. After his retirement, the former Scottish attacker has also managed different professional clubs and has achieved immense success.
Here, we have covered the biography of the Former Liverpool and Celtic Striker, Kenny Dalglish, along with his professional and international career details.
Kenny Dalglish: Biography
|Full name||Kenneth Mathieson Dalglish|
|Date of birth||4th March 1951|
|Father’s name||Bill Dalglish|
|Mother’s name||Kathy Dalglish|
|Siblings||One sister only|
|Brother’s/Sister’s name||Sister name Carol Dalglish|
|Height||5 feet 8 inches (1.73 m)|
|Weight||75 Kg (165 pounds)|
|Body measurement||Chest size: N/A Waist size: N/A Biceps: N/A|
|Body type||Athletic body|
|Eye color||Blue color|
|Hair Color||White color|
|Shoe size||10 (U.S.)|
|Wife/girlfriend/ex-wife||Wife Marina Dalglish|
|Children||Three daughters and a sons|
|Children name||Daughters whose names are Lynsey Dalglish, Kelly Dalglish, and Lauren Dalglish and a son whose name is Paul Dalglish|
|Net worth||$15 million dollars|
|Playing position||Striker and central forward|
|Social media presence||Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter|
|Source of Income||Endorsement and Sponsorship deals|
|Last Updated||August 2022|
Liverpool’s legendary football player and manager, Kenny Dalglish, was born to his father, Bill Dalglish, and mother, Kathy Dalglish.
He was born to a middle-class family in Glasgow, Scotland, but his sibling well raised him. Dalglish also has one sister in his family, Carol Dalglish.
He spent significant time playing football with his friends in his hometown’s suburbs of Glasgow. Initially, he was given a chance to play in the Possil senior secondary school football team, winning trophies with the team.
Likewise, Dalglish switched his club to play with the youth players of the Cumbernauld United football club. The Scottish former striker also played one season in the football academy of Celtic FC along with other young football players.
Starting his football career as a goalkeeper, he has established himself as one of the best players in his position (striker). The former French striker used “Dalglish” as his club and national team jersey.
Kenny Dalglish Age, Height, Body Measurement
The English premier league winner Scottish former forward, Dalglish, was born on 4th March 1951, making him 71 years old.
In his old football playing days, Kenny Dalglish was also nicknamed “King Kenny.” He follows Protestantism, and his Zodiac (horoscope) sign is Pisces.
Dalglish was a right-footed agile forward in his prime, having precise finishing and accurate power shooting ability. Kenny Dalglish does not have any tattoos on his body.
The Scottish former striker wore the legendary number 7 on his jersey at his professional football clubs. He has a medium-sized body and stands 5 feet 8 inches tall.
He has evenly matched weight for a former professional footballer, as he weighs around 165 pounds (75 kilograms). Dalglish has blue color eyes and white color hair.
The Scottish former striker takes very care of his physical body and diet even though he has already retired from professional football. We do not have information about his body measurement and shoe size. We will update the information soon.
Kenny Dalglish Net Worth
The UEFA champions’ league winner, former Scottish central forward Kenny Dalglish has a net worth of 15 million dollars.
He spent his professional football career playing for Celtic and Liverpool football clubs. So a significant part of his earnings until now is due to the club salary, performance bonuses, and sponsorship deals he earned while playing for those football clubs.
Likewise, he has made 102 appearances for his national football team after making his international debut in 1971. Thus, Dalglish has also earned a significant salary playing for his national team.
Kenny has earned salary and prize money by managing many professional clubs in his managerial career.
He has previously worked as the football coach for Liverpool, Celtic, and Newcastle United football clubs. While he was the football coach for Liverpool football club, he earned around 9 million dollars per season.
His career earnings and net worth makes him one of the richest football manager in the world.
Who is Kenny Dalglish Wife?
Kenny Dalglish is a happily married man, and his wife’s name is Marina Dalglish.
Marina is a homemaker and philanthropist. Marina was born in 1965 and is 57 years old. The couple got married in 1974 and have been inseparable ever since.
Kenny Dalglish Kids
Kenny and Marina are loveable parents. They are parents to three beautiful and successful children. The lovely couple is parents to one son and three daughters.
The couple’s daughters’ names are Lynsey Dalglish, Kelly Dalglish, and Lauren Dalglish, and their only son’s name is Paul Dalglish.
Kelly Dalglish is a T.V. presenter by profession, and she works for a sports channel Sky Sports, Radio 5 Live, and ESPN. Kelly Dalglish married Tom Cates in 2007. Currently, they are divorced and are sharing to grow two daughters.
His son, Paul was a former football player and also worked as a football manager. During his career he played for various clubs. Some notable clubs are Newcastle United, Blackpool, and Norwich City.
In his managerial career, he has managed many teams as well. Some of the team’s Paul has managed are Austin Aztex, Miami F.C.
Kenny Dalglish Stand
There is a part of a stadium at Anfield football stadium, which is named after Kenny Dalglish.
Anfield is one of the very famous football stadiums in Europe. The club has honored the legend by naming a stand after him.
Style of Play and Playing Position
Kenny Dalglish is considered one of the iconic strikers to play in the English Premier League. His precise finishing, shooting, and flashy dribbling make him one of the best former attackers in football.
Dalglish could dominate the opposition defenders despite his medium height with his excellent dribbling skills. The Scottish former striker could dribble past many defenders and score the goal independently.
Kenny Dalglish has won several major trophies like the English Premier League, UEFA Champions League, and the F.A. Cup. He has played mainly as the striker and the central forward in his football career. Dalglish is also known as a technically-gifted and agile forward in the English Premier League history.
Kenny Dalglish International Career
FWA player of the year award winner Scottish former footballer Dalglish is the 105th highest (joint) international goal scorer in football history along with other footballers.
He is the top international goal scorer for the Scottish national football team. Dalglish has played with the Scottish national football team on 102 occasions and has scored 30 goals.
Kenny Dalglish Instagram
Kenny Dalglish is also quite active on social media like Instagram and Twitter. He posts pictures of his vacations in different places, family, and teammates, earning him huge fan followings worldwide. His followers on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter are:
Facebook: 146k followers
Instagram: 149k followers
Twitter: 967k followers
Kenny Dalglish FIFA 22 Rating
Kenny Dalglish is a retired professional footballer who does not play with his national team. So, he does not have a player rating in FIFA 22.
Dalglish, however, has prime icon FIFA cards in FIFA 22 game. He has an 87 overall rating and striker in his FIFA 22 prime icon card as his preferred position.
- Initially, Kenny Dalglish was given a chance to play in the Possil senior secondary school football team, where he also won trophies with the team.
- Likewise, Dalglish switched his club to play with the youth players of the Cumbernauld United football club.
- The Scottish former striker also played one season in the football academy of Celtic FC along with other young football players.
Professional Career and Playing Stats (Playing from 1983-1997)
- Celtic Football Club: 111 goals in 204 appearances (8 seasons)
- Liverpool Football Club: 118 goals in 355 appearances (13 seasons)
Trophies and Titles:
- Four times Scottish football League winner with Celtic
- Four times Scottish Cup winner with Celtic
- Scottish League Cup winner with Celtic
- Drybrough Cup and Glasgow Cup winner with Celtic
- Six-time Football League first division (EPL) winner with Liverpool
- FA Cup winner with Liverpool
- Five times FA Charity Shield winner with Liverpool
- Four times football League Cup winner with Liverpool
- Three times European Cup (UEFA Champions League) winner with Liverpool
- European Super Cup (UEFA Super Cup winner with Liverpool
Trophies and Titles as Manager
- League Championship in 1986, 1988, 1990 for Liverpool
- FA Cup winner 1986, 1989 for Liverpool
- Football League Cup 2012 for Liverpool
- FA Charity Shield 1986, 1988, 1989, 1990 for Liverpool
- Premier League with Blackburn Rovers
- Scottish League Cup