Sir Kenny Daglish

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Kenny Dalglish is a former footballer and manager, being highly successful at both and in both Scotland and England. A forward (striker) he played 102 times for Scotland with 30 goals (1971-1986) and at club level started with Celtic in 338 games, 173 goals (1969-1977) and then Liverpool with 515 games and 172 goals (1977-1990). He cost only £440,000 when Liverpool bought him and he was to be nicknamed “King Kenny” by the Kop. As a player at Liverpool he captured six Championships, the FA Cup, four League Cups, five Charity Shields, three European Cups and a European Super Cup. Then, as manager he gained three Championships, two FA Cups and four Charity Shields. He moved on to be manager of Blackburn Rovers (winning the Premier League title) and then Newcastle United, Celtic (briefly) and returned to Liverpool as caretaker manager for 16 months (winning the League Cup). Anfield’s Centenary Stand was named after him in 2017. When he was knighted by the Queen, he admitted he was “a wee bit embarrassed”. His daughter Lynsey married Wales rugby fly half Nicky Robinson, another is TV sports presenter Kelly Cates.