Timeline - Kenny Dalglish

04.03.1951 - Kenneth Mathieson Dalglish is born in Glasgow.

26.11.1974 - Marries Marina.

10.08.1977 - Liverpool break the British transfer record by paying Celtic 440,000 pounds.

20.08.1977 - Dalglish scores his debut goal for Liverpool vs Middlesbrough after 7 minutes in his first league game. It was so described by Liverpool Echo: "But the first goal of the game came appropriately enough from the £440,000 feet of Kenny Dalglish, what a start for Liverpool's record buy. It stemmed from a lovely down the middle move as Case controlled the ball just inside the Boro half, flicked it through to McDermott who turned into the path of Dalglish. Boro looked for an offside decision which wasn't there and Dalglish strode smoothly on to beat Platt comfortably as the goalkeeper came out. It was a perfectly finished shot to a fine move and the Liverpool players enveloped Dalglish in their congratulations for his opener."

10.05.1978 - Liverpool win the European Cup for the second consecutive year at Wembley with Dalglish scoring the winning goal vs Bruges. 

08.05.1979 - Liverpool win the title by beating Aston Villa 3-0 at Anfield and finishing 8 points ahead of Nottingham Forest. Dalglish is an ever-present in the league, scoring in every other game, a total of 21 goals.

1979 - Dalglish is voted the Football Writer's Footballer of the year. Stanley Matthews presents the trophy to him.

1979 - Paisley appoints Dalglish as Liverpool's new captain, taking over from Emlyn Hughes, but only lasts 6 games before he recognizes it's not the right role for him.

03.05.1980 - For the second year running Liverpool win the title by beating Aston Villa comprehensively in the penultimate game of the season. Dalglish plays again 42 league games, this time scoring 16 goals with David Johnson top-scorer in the league with 21.

27.08.1980 - Dalglish is missing from Liverpool's line up for the first time vs Bradford in the League cup. He had made 180 consecutive appearances for Liverpool in three years. 

27.05.1981 - The European Cup treble is clinched in Paris. Dalglish's second European triumph.

15.05.1982 - After finishing a disappointing 5th in the 1980-81 season, Paisley stirred the foundations of his team and after an impressive 20 wins in 25 League games in the second part of the season Liverpool won the championship by a four point margin.

26.11.1983 - Dalglish scores his 100th goal in his 259th appearance for Liverpool with a fantastic shot in the top corner in a 1-1 draw vs Ipswich.

30.04.1983 - Liverpool lose 0-2 at Tottenham but championship rivals, Manchester United, could only draw away to Norwich and that meant United could no longer equal or better Liverpool's total of points. This was Liverpool's 6th Championship win in 9 seasons under Bob Paisley.

1983 - Dalglish is voted the Football Writer's and Professional Association's Footballer of the year. Pele presents the FWA trophy to him.

02.01.1984 - Kevin Moran breaks Kenny Dalglish‘s cheek-bone in a reckless aerial challenge. Moran was wearing a support brace on his wrist which caught Dalglish full in the face. Moran went unpunished despite Liverpool’s claims that Moran set out to injure Dalglish. Joe Fagan had to restrain Graeme Souness as the skipper confronted Moran after the challenge.

30.05.1984 - Fourth European cup won in Rome 1984. Kenny left the field in the 95th minute, being replaced by Craig Johnston.

12.10.1984 - Dalglish dropped from the first team for the first time in his Liverpool career when the Reds are defeated 1-0 by Tottenham. Joe Fagan said later it was the daftest decision he'd made as Liverpool's manager.

07.11.1984 - Kenny Dalglish is sent off for the first time in his career vs Benfica at Estadio da Luz.

14.11.1984 - Equals Denis Law's record of 30 goals for Scotland in a tremendous 3-1 win over Spain in a World Cup Qualifier.

19.02.1985 - Dalglish is awarded an MBE for his services to football at Buckingham Palace.

30.05.1985 - Kenny makes history by becoming the first player-manager in the English First Division succeeding Joe Fagan as Liverpool boss after the Heysel disaster.

March 1986 - Dalglish is made Freeman of his native city, Glasgow, by the Lord Provost, Robert Gray.

26.03.1986 - Makes his 100th appearance for Scotland vs. Romania in a friendly. Dalglish is presented with a silver cap by Franz Beckenbauer.

04.05.1987 - The last time Kenny chose himself in the starting line-up as Liverpool defeat Watford in Ian Rush's last home game before he departed for Juventus.

15.04.1989 - 96 Liverpool supporters die from injuries received at Hillsborough. Kenny went to every funeral he could possibly go to and united the football club in these tragic circumstances.

16.12.1989 - Michael Thomas steals the title for Arsenal at Anfield in the last minute of the game.

01.05.1990 - 38-years-old Kenny plays his last game for Liverpool, coming on as a sub for Jan Mølby in a 1-0 win against Derby County at Anfield.

14.08.1990 - The King's testimonial at Anfield. 30,461 fans turn out helping raise in the region of £150,000 gate receipts. The Reds beat Real Sociedad 3-1.

21.02.1991 - Kenny Dalglish resigns as Liverpool's manager.

12.10.1991 - Dalglish appointed manager of 2nd division Blackburn. Leads team to promotion in first season.

14.05.1995 - Liverpool beat Blackburn 2-1 at Anfield, but Manchester United fails to score against West Ham and Dalglish celebrates winning the Premiership at his former home. Blackburn's first championship for 81 years.

1995 Resigned as manager, appointed director of football.

21.08.1996 - Quits as director of football by mutual consent

December 1996 - Appointed business development manager for Rangers chairman David Murray's company Carnegie Sports International. He also does some scouting for Murray's club, Rangers.

14.01.1997 - Dalglish appointed Newcastle manager after Kevin Keegan is sacked six days earlier.

27.08.1998 - Replaced by Ruud Gullit at Newcastle. Dalglish lead Newcastle to 2nd place in 1996-97 after taking over mid season, but Newcastle only managed 13th place in his first full season after finishing second in the Premier League two years in a row.

10.06.1999 - Appointed director of football operations at Celtic bringing with him manager John Barnes.

10.02.2000 - Dalglish takes over temporarily as manager of Celtic manager following the sacking of John Barnes. Celtic beat Dundee 3-0 away in his first match four days later.(http://www.guardian.co.uk/football/2000/feb/11/newsstory.sport5)


19.03.2000 - Celtic win the Scottish League Cup, defeating Aberdeen 2–0 in the final.

29.06.2000 - Dalglish is sacked as Celtic's director, a month after the club appointed Martin O'Neill as the new manager.

2002 - Into the National Museum Hall of Fame

08.11.2004 - One of the original inductees into SFA Hall of Fame along with Bill Shankly and Graeme Souness.

04.02.2008 - Receives the Bill Shankly memorial award.

08.10.2008 - Voted along with George Best, Bobby Charlton, Brian Clough, Alex Ferguson, Bobby Robson, John Charles, Matt Busby, Kevin Keegan and Sir Bob Paisley into National Museum's European Hall of Fame based on their achievements in European competitions.

03.07.2009 - Liverpool FC announce that Dalglish is to return to the club having accepted a senior role at the Liverpool Academy and to act as a Club ambassador working with the commercial side of the business around the world.

Shanks quote

"Probably the most profound advice he ever gave me was to get into a tracksuit as soon as I turn up for work. He said that it showed the players that there was work to be done and acted as a deterrent to people in suits who wanted to bog you down with administrative work."

HOWARD KENDALL - Former Everton manager

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