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Kenny Dalglish

Published: Wednesday 31 August 2011, 7.05CET

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Published: Wednesday 31 August 2011, 7.05CET

Kenny Dalglish

Clubs: Liverpool FC, Celtic FC

UEFA honours
European Champion Clubs' Cup: winner 1978, 1981, 1984
European Super Cup: winner 1977

• Born in Glasgow in 1951, Dalglish made the breakthrough with Celtic where, over 321 senior appearances, he won four Scottish league titles, four Scottish Cups and one Scottish League Cup between 1971 and 1977, graduating to the captaincy.

• Signed by Liverpool for a then British record £440,000, he succeeded effortlessly at the task of replacing departed crowd favourite Kevin Keegan. At the end of a debut campaign that yielded 31 goals, the forward scored the only goal of the 1978 European Cup final as the Merseysiders defeated Club Brugge KV.

• As a player, the No7 lifted five English league titles, four League Cups and three European Cups with the Anfield side. He then helped continue Liverpool's unprecedented period of domestic dominance as player-manager between 1985 and 1991.

• The Reds won their first English double at the climax to Dalglish's debut season in charge and further league championships followed in 1988 and 1990 as well as another FA Cup. He scored the last of his 172 Liverpool goals in 1987 and made his last of his 515 appearances in May 1990, aged 38.

• The striker also left a legacy on the international scene. Not only is he Scotland's most-capped player with 102 outings to his name, he also shares the record for most national-team goals – 30 – with Denis Law. Between his debut in 1971 and his last match 15 years later, he featured at three successive FIFA World Cup final tournaments, in 1974, 1978 and 1982.

• Dalglish made a shock return to management with Blackburn Rovers FC, the team he led to the 1995 Premier League title, and later held the reins at Newcastle United FC and Celtic. He rejoined Liverpool in 2009, working with the academy and as club ambassador, before being reappointed boss in 2011.

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