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Kenny Dalglish

King Kenny Dalglish
Kenny Dalglish in september 2010.jpg
Personal information
Full nameKenneth Mathieson Dalglish
Date of birth4 March 1951 (age 59)
Place of birthGlasgow, Scotland
Height1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)
Playing positionStriker
Club information
Current clubLiverpool (Manager)
Senior career*
National team
Teams managed
1991–1995Blackburn Rovers
1997–1998Newcastle United
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).
Kenneth Mathieson "Kenny" Dalglish (Scottish pronunciation: 'kɛni: dɛɫgli:ʃ') MBE (born 4 March 1951) is a former Scottish footballer and current manager of Liverpool F.C. In 2009, he was named by FourFourTwo football magazine as the greatest striker in post-war British football.
In a 20-year playing career, Dalglish played for two teams, Celtic and Liverpool, achieving success with both. Dalglish is the most capped Scottish player, with 102 appearances. He and Denis Law also share the record for most goals for Scotland, with 30 each.
Dalglish began his career with Celtic and became the team captain in 1975. Between 1971 and 1977 he won four Scottish First Division titles, four Scottish Cups and one Scottish League Cup. In 1977, Bob Paisley paid a British transfer record of £440,000 to bring Dalglish to Liverpool.
His years at Liverpool marked one of the club's most prolific periods: he won seven league titles, three European Cups and five domestic cups. For these achievements, he is nicknamed King Kenny, and he was placed first in Liverpool's list of "100 Players Who Shook the Kop".Dalglish became player-manager of Liverpool in 1985 following the Heysel Stadium Disaster and brought the team a league and FA Cup double in his first year in charge, beating Merseyside rivals Everton in the process. During his six-year tenure from 1985–1991, Liverpool won the league championship three times and the FA Cup twice.
Dalglish joined Blackburn Rovers in 1991 and he turned the Second Division side into Premier League winners in 1995. His move to Newcastle United in 1997 was less successful. Dalglish was appointed Director of Football at Celtic in 1999 but a stint as caretaker manager ended in an acrimonious departure the following year.
Between 2000 and 2010 Dalglish focused on charitable concerns, founding The Marina Dalglish Appeal with his wife to raise money for cancer care. On 8 January 2011, Dalglish became Liverpool's manager for a second time, after the departure of Roy Hodgson.

Playing career

Early career
Dalglish, the son of an engineer, grew up supporting Rangers. Though born in Dalmarnock in the East End of Glasgow, he was brought up in Milton in the north of Glasgow and moved to the docklands of Govan, near Ibrox, home of Rangers, when he was 15.
Dalglish attended Milton Bank Primary School in Milton and started out as a goalkeeper. He was attending High Possil Senior Secondary School where he won the inter-schools five-a-side and the inter-year five-a-side competitions when he appeared for the Scotland under-15s in a fixture against their Northern Irish counterparts, playing outfield as a right-half and scoring twice. Dalglish played for Glasgow Schoolboys and Glasgow Schools (winning the Scottish Cup), and was then selected for the Scottish schoolboys team, where they enjoyed an undefeated run to win the home nations Victory Shield tournament.
He had trials at West Ham and notably at Liverpool, but they came to nothing. Dalglish instead signed for Celtic, age-old Old Firm rivals of his childhood club, Rangers.

Dalglish signed his provisional contract with Celtic in May 1967. Sean Fallon came to see Dalglish and his parents at their home. Hearing that Fallon was at the door, Dalglish raced to his bedroom and frantically tore down the Rangers posters on his bedroom walls. In his first season Dalglish was loaned out to Cumbernauld United for whom he scored 37 goals during the 1967–68 season. He also worked as an apprentice joiner.
By the following year he had turned fully professional and was a regular member of a Celtic reserve team so highly rated it was known as the Quality Street Gang, due to its unparalleled production of future Scottish internationals: Danny McGrain, George Connelly, Lou Macari, David Hay and Dalglish.
Dalglish made his first-team competitive debut as a substitute in the 1968 Scottish League Cup quarter-final tie against Hamilton Academical.
It took Dalglish three years to establish himself in the first team. Eventually Stein gave Dalglish his chance in a benefit match for Kilmarnock defender Frank Beattie in May 1971. The result was 7–2 to Celtic, with Dalglish scoring six of the Celtic goals.
The 1971–72 season Dalglish scored his first competitive goal for Celtic via the penalty spot in the 2–0 Scottish League Cup tie win over Rangers at Ibrox on 14 August 1971. He went that season on to score 23 league and cup goals in 49 appearances.
The following season, Dalglish was Celtic's leading scorer with 41 goals in all competitions. Dalglish was made Celtic captain in 1975–76. However, Stein was badly hurt in a car crash and missed most of the season, and Celtic failed to win a trophy for the first time in 12 years.
On 10 August 1977, after 269 appearances and 167 goals, Dalglish moved to Liverpool for a British record £440,000 transfer fee. He was bought as a replacement for Kevin Keegan.
Dalglish departure was extremely unpopular with the fans; when he returned in August 1978 to play in Stein's testimonial, he was booed by a large element of the Celtic supporters.

The Liverpool support initially had reservations about Dalglish's ability to replace Keegan, but Dalglish settled in quickly at his new club. He made his debut, wearing Keegan's famous number seven shirt, in the season opener at Wembley, the Charity Shield, on 13 August 1977 against Manchester United, which ended in a draw. He scored his first goal in his league debut a week later on 20 August, against Middlesbrough. Dalglish also scored on his Anfield debut three days later in a 2–0 victory over Newcastle United, and he scored Liverpool's sixth goal when they beat Kevin Keegan's Hamburg 6–0 in the second leg of the 1977 UEFA Super Cup final.
At the end of his first season, Dalglish had played 62 times, scoring 31 goals. These included the winning goal in the 1978 European Cup final at Wembley against Bruges, when he latched onto a through ball by fellow Scot Graeme Souness and chipped the ball over the onrushing goalkeeper. He went on to win further League Championships and European Cups for Liverpool during a period (stretching to the mid-1980s).
In April 1980, Liverpool paid £300,000 for Ian Rush, an 18-year-old Chester striker. After he had made the breakthrough into the first team, Rush thrived alongside Dalglish. The pair's goals helped the Anfield club win the League championship and a 3–1 League Cup final win over Tottenham Hotspur in which Rush scored a goal a minute from the end of extra time. A year earlier, Dalglish had himself scored in the 1981 Football League Cup Final.

Dalglish was voted PFA Player of the Year for the 1982–83 season.
Dalglish was an ever present in his first three league campaigns at Liverpool, his second campaign (1978–79) being his personal best at the club with 21 league goals. He did not miss a league game for Liverpool until the 1980–81 season, when he appeared in 34 out of 42 league games and scored just eight goals as Liverpool finished fifth in the league but still managed to win the European Cup and Football League Cup. He recovered his goalscoring form the following season and was ever-present once again, scoring 13 goals as Liverpool became league champions for the 13th time, and the third time since Dalglish's arrival. Dalglish scored 18 league goals in 1982–83 as Liverpool retained their title, but after this sseason his goalscoring record became less prolific as Ian Rush became Liverpool's top goalscorer. However, Dalglish did remain a regular player, despite the arrival of young Luton Town striker Paul Walsh at the start of the 1984–85 season.
After becoming player-manager on the retirement of Joe Fagan in the 1985 close season, Dalglish selected himself for just 21 First Division games in 1985–86 as Liverpool won the double, but he started the FA Cup final win over Everton ahead of Walsh.
On the final day of the league season, his goal in a 1–0 away win over Chelsea gave Liverpool their 16th league title.
Dalglish had a personally better campaign in the 1986–87 season, this time scoring six goals from just 18 league appearances, but he was now firmly committed to giving younger players priority for a first team place. With the sale of Ian Rush to Juventus in the 1987 close season, Dalglish chose to form a new striker partnership of new signings John Aldridge and Peter Beardsley for the 1987–88, during which he played just twice in a league campaign which saw Liverpool seal their 17th title. He did not participate as a player in their 1988–89 league campaign, and made his final league appearance on 5 May 1990 when, two months into his 40th year, he came on as a substitute against Derby County F.C..

Tommy Docherty gave Dalglish his debut for the Scottish national side as a substitute in the 1–0 Euro '72 qualifier victory over Belgium on 10 November 1971 at Pittodrie. He scored his first goal for Scotland a year later on 15 November 1972 in the 2–0 World Cup qualifier win over Denmark at Hampden Park. Scotland eventually qualified and he went to the 1974 FIFA World Cup in West Germany. Scotland were eliminated during the group stages, even though they were undefeated.
In 1976 Dalglish scored the winning goal for Scotland at Hampden Park against England, by nutmegging Ray Clemence. A year later Dalglish scored against the same opponents and goalkeeper at Wembley in another 2–1 win.
He went on to play in both the 1978 FIFA World Cup in Argentina, scoring against eventual runners-up the Netherlands in a famous 3–2 win, and the 1982 FIFA World Cup in Spain, scoring against New Zealand. On both occasions Scotland failed to get past the group stage. In total, Dalglish played 102 times for Scotland (a national record) and scored 30 goals (also a national record, shared with Denis Law despite Law having only 55 caps).

Managerial career

Liverpool 1986–91

After the Heysel Stadium disaster in 1985 and Joe Fagan's subsequent resignation as manager, Dalglish became player-manager of Liverpool and guided them to their first "double" in his first season in charge in 1985–86. Liverpool achieved this historic feat by winning the League Championship by two points over Everton (Dalglish scored the winner in a 1–0 victory over Chelsea at Stamford Bridge to secure the title on the final day of the season) and the FA Cup, again beating Everton 3–1 in the final.
The following season was trophy-less, but Liverpool topped the league for almost the whole season in 1987–88, although Dalglish's appearances were becoming increasingly rare after he signed Peter Beardsley from Newcastle. Alongside Beardsley, he signed John Aldridge from Oxford United as a replacement for the outgoing Ian Rush, winger John Barnes from Watford and Oxford United midfielder Ray Houghton The Liverpool side had a successful run of 37 matches unbeaten in all competitions from the beginning of the season (29 in the league, 22 wins and 7 draws). The run began on the 15 August 1987 and was ended by Everton on 21 February 1988. Liverpool were crowned champions with four games left to play, having suffered just two defeats from 40 games. However, despite being favourites in the 1988 FA Cup Final, they were denied a second double by underdogsWimbledon.
Dalglish guided Liverpool to victory over Everton in the second all-Merseyside F.A. Cup final in 1989, but lost the chance to win a second double in the last minute of the final game of the season.
In the 1989–90 season Liverpool won their third league title of their first five seasons under Dalglish's management. It came after a late surge by Aston Villa had knocked them off the top of the table in April, but a strong run during the final weeks of the season saw Dalglish's side win the title by nine points. 1989–90 was also the season that saw the 38-year-old Dalglish play the final game of his career, when he came on as a 71st minute sub for Jan Mølby in Liverpool's final home game of the season against Derby County on 1 May 1990. Dalglish also received his third Manager of the Year award.
Dalglish was in charge of the club at the time of the Hillsborough disaster on 15 April 1989 at the beginning of the FA Cup semi-final against Nottingham Forest. The tragedy claimed 94 lives on the day, with the final death toll reaching 96. Dalglish won many admirers for his dignity during this tragedy. He attended many of the funerals as did the other Liverpool players. He is still well-regarded by Liverpool supporters for this reason, as well as for his on-field successes. He resigned as manager of Liverpool (on health grounds[citation needed]) on 22 February 1991, his last act being a confidence vote in future homegrown talents Steve McManaman, Mike Marsh, and his last signing, youngster Jamie Redknapp. Stating he wished to retire from football, Dalglish left Liverpool FC in 1991, with the club defending their title and still in contention for both the league title and the FA Cup.
Dalglish's Liverpool record ended with: 515 appearances, 172 goals, 307 as manager, 8 League Championships, 2 FA Cup wins, 3 European Cup wins, 4 League Cup wins, 1 European Super Cup win, and 5 Charity Shield wins. He also won a Football Writers` Footballer of the Year award, a PFA player of the year award, and three Manager of the Year awards.

Blackburn Rovers 1991–95
After stating that he was taking an extended break from football, Dalglish surprised fans by returning to management eight months after leaving Liverpool, in October 1991, with Second Division Blackburn Rovers, who he led into the Premier League by beating Leicester City 1–0 in the Second Division Play-off final at Wembley. The resulting promotion meant that Blackburn were back in the top flight of English football for the first time since 1966.
When Sheffield Wednesday manager Ron Atkinson departed to Aston Villa in June 1991, Dalglish was offered the job to manage Sheffield Wednesday but rejected it as he felt unable to work at Hillsborough after witnessing the tragedy there two years earlier.
The club were owned by steel tycoon Jack Walker who paid Dalglish very well, and also made large sums available to him, thus allowing Blackburn to compete financially with the wealthiest and biggest teams in England, such as Arsenal and Manchester United. In 1992, Dalglish signed Southampton's Alan Shearer for a British record fee of £3.5 million. Shearer helped Dalglish's newly promoted Rovers to fourth position in the first year of the new Premier League. Despite Blackburn's wealth, Dalglish often found it hard to attract big name players to the club, leading to great frustration on his part. The failure to sign Roy Keane was one example: Dalglish and Keane had a verbal agreement but Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson convinced him to join his team instead. Keane recalled that Dalglish was furious at him for the decision, and even threatened to sue.
The club finished two positions higher the following season, as runners-up to Manchester United. United had peaked with a 16-point lead over their nearest rivals by the new year, but Blackburn had drawn level on points with United by early April after the leaders had dropped points in several crucial games in early spring. However, Blackburn then began to drop points as United recovered their form and United finished champions by a seven-point margin, delaying Blackburn's title ambitions for another season.
By this time, Dalglish had added England internationals Tim Flowers and David Batty to his growing squad.
The 1994–95 season saw Dalglish again break the transfer record, paying Norwich City £5 million for Chris Sutton who along with Shearer formed a formidable striking partnership. He had now spent over £27 million putting together a squad that could make a serious challenge for the Premier League Championship. The challenge came and by the last game of the season both Blackburn and Manchester United were pushing for the title. Blackburn had to go to Dalglish's former club, Liverpool, with United having to go to East London to face West Ham United at Boleyn Ground. At the final whistle, Dalglish was able to celebrate: even though Blackburn had lost the game 2–1, news that Manchester United had failed to get the result they needed had filtered through to him via radios in the crowd.
The title meant that Dalglish had been part of nine championship winning sides and the title win also sent Dalglish into the record books once again, being only the fourth manager in the history of the game to lead two different clubs to top flight league championships, Tom Watson (Sunderland and Liverpool), Herbert Chapman (Arsenal and Huddersfield Town) and Brian Clough (Derby County and Nottingham Forest) being the others.
After winning the Premier League, Dalglish became Director of Football on 25 June 1995, with Ray Harford taking over as Blackburn's manager. As the team's fortunes began to slide – particularly in the Champions' League – questions arose about the precise nature of Dalglish's involvement with the club. He parted company with Blackburn, by 'mutual consent', at the end of the following season, almost immediately after the departure of Alan Shearer, whom he had advised to go to Newcastle. However, Dalglish left a legacy at Blackburn – a talent-spotting system which focused on young and talented Irish footballers who were brought to the Brockhall training ground, one of the best in England, for training and development.

Newcastle United 1997–98
On 14 January 1997, Dalglish was appointed manager of Newcastle United, on a three-and-a-half-year contract, inheriting a squad of players reputed, by previous manager Kevin Keegan, to be the best the club had ever had. From a starting point of fourth place in the Premier League on the exit of Keegan, Dalglish guided the club to a runner-up finish in May and a place in the new format of the following season's UEFA Champions League. However, the 1997–98 campaign only saw the team end up in 13th place, though Dalglish achieved some notable successes during the season, including a 3–2 UEFA Champions League win over Barcelona, and an FA Cup final appearance against Arsenal. Dalglish was sacked by Freddie Shepherd after two draws in the opening two games of the subsequent 1998–1999 season, and replaced by former Chelsea manager Ruud Gullit.

Celtic 1999–2000
In June 1999 he was appointed Director of Football at Celtic, with his former Liverpool signing John Barnes appointed as head coach. Barnes was sacked in February 2000 and Dalglish was appointed manager, and he guided them to the Scottish League Cup final where they beat Aberdeen 2–0 at Hampden Park, and he left the club shortly thereafter. Dalglish was unhappy with the departure and Celtic's termination of his contract. He had recommended previous manager Barnes to the club and offered himself as a replacement manager should the young Barnes not succeed in the role. In spite of the termination of his contract, Dalglish vowed to stay on as Director of football. After a brief legal battle, Dalglish accepted Celtic's settlement offer of £600,000.

Return to Liverpool 2011–
Ronnie Moran (left), manager Kenny Dalglish and assistant manager Roy Evans (right) enjoy the club's 18th championship title
In April 2009 Liverpool manager Rafael Benítez approached Dalglish about the possibility of returning to his former club, with a role in the club's youth academy. This appointment was confirmed on 3 July 2009, and Dalglish was also made the club's ambassador.
When Benitez departed as manager on 3 June 2010, Dalglish was asked to help the club find his replacement. Dalglish was then himself heavily linked with the post, an idea that won strong support among former players and fans. Speculation linking him to the post ended on 1 July when Fulham's Roy Hodgson was appointed manager.
However, a poor start to the 2010–11 season led to Liverpool fans chanting for the return of Dalglish as manager as early as 3 October 2010, when the Liverpool team suffered a 2–1 home defeat by newly-promoted Blackpool, leaving them third from bottom in the Premier League after seven games. With no real improvement in Liverpool's fortunes throughout the month (during which time the club was taken over by New England Sports Ventures),calls for Dalglish to return as manager gathered pace. Notable individuals who supported his return as manager included former Manchester United and Northern Ireland goalkeeper Harry Gregg, and former Liverpool defender Dominic Matteo.
With Liverpool entering 2011 still in the bottom half of the Premier League table following a 1–0 home defeat by bottom of the table Wolverhampton Wanderers, support for Hodgson to be ousted and Dalglish to have a second spell as Liverpool manager gained momentum. It was also rumoured that Dalglish could return as manager on a caretaker basis until the end of the season, before receiving the job on a permanent basis or being succeeded by a new manager.
With a 3–1 defeat at Blackburn on 5 January 2011 leaving Liverpool 12th in the Premier League—a position which in the final table would give them their lowest finish since their current top flight spell began in 1962—speculation about Hodgson's future as Liverpool manager continued to mount, as fans once more called for him to be sacked and replaced by Dalglish.
On 8 January 2011, Roy Hodgson left Liverpool via "mutual consent", with Dalglish appointed to take charge until the end of the season. Dalglish's first game in charge was on 9 January 2011 away at Old Trafford against Manchester United in the 3rd round of the FA Cup. Liverpool lost the game 1–0 to a Ryan Giggs penalty and later saw their captain Steven Gerrard sent off for a two footed challenge. Dalglish's first league game in charge was against Blackpool on 12 January 2011 in which Liverpool lost 2–1. After the game, Dalglish admitted that turning around the fortunes of the club would be a major challenge.
Shortly after his appointment, Dalglish indicated that he would like the job on a permanent basis if it was offered to him, and on 19 January the Liverpool chairman Tom Werner indicated that the club's owners would favour the idea of Dalglish taking the position full-time. Werner stated "He fits the criteria we are looking for. He has been everything we could have hoped for."
He's brought the club together as one. The players and the supporters are all together. It wasn't like that at the start of the season, unfortunately for Roy. But I think Kenny coming in has galvanised the support behind the team again and obviously his record as a manager in the past is fantastic. He's one of the top managers around. He's won four championships.
Jamie Carragher, speaking shortly after Dalglish's re-appointment as Liverpool manager
On 22 January 2011, Dalglish led Liverpool to their first competitive win since his return as manager, against Wolves at Molineux,and on 26 January 2011 against Fulham he recorded his first home win since his return. After signing Andy Carroll from Newcastle for a British record transfer fee of £35 million and Luis Suárez from Ajax for £22.8 million in the final few minutes of transfer deadline day on 31 January, in the wake of Fernando Torres's £50 million departure from the club, journalists began writing that Dalglish had already cast off the label of caretaker manager; shortly afterwards, club owner John Henry seemed to confirm this by stating "It's still early but in retrospect you could not have made, in our case it was very fortunate, but we could not have made a better choice. I know he, for a long time now, has wanted to be in this position, so it's a great thing for the club, for Kenny and for us." Following a dramatic 1-0 victory against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge on 6 February 2011, described by Alan Smith as "a quite brilliant display in terms of discipline and spirit", a "defensive masterplan" by David Pleat, and Dalglish's first real test as manager,  Henry Winter wrote: "Such is Liverpool's transformation under Dalglish, a reinvigorated team now sixth, it can only be a matter of time before he is confirmed as long-term manager".

Personal life

Dalglish is married to Marina. Dalglish's best man at his wedding is another ex-professional footballer, Jim Donald of Queen of the South. The couple have four children, including Kelly and Paul. Kelly is now a correspondent for ESPN UK. Paul followed in his father's footsteps as a footballer, and is a former manager of FC Tampa Bay Rowdies.
Marina is a breast cancer survivor who was diagnosed in March 2003 and has recovered well from the disease. In 2004, Kenny and Marina founded The Marina Dalglish Appeal to raise money for breast cancer funding. Paul and Lynsey both participated in the Liverpool 2004 run,[63] Dalglish participated in a Santa Claus Dash; while Aintree and the 1986 FA Cup Final Replay also raised money. After three years' of fund-raising a new £2 million chemotherapy centre for Merseyside was opened at University Hospital Aintree. In recognition of her efforts, Marina Dalglish was awarded an MBE in the 2009 New Year Honours list.
Dalglish often competes in the annual Gary Player Invitational tournament, a charity golfing event which raises money for children's causes around the world.
Dalglish spoke on camera regarding the Hillsborough Disaster in March 2009, breaking a twenty-year silence on the event. Marking the twentieth anniversary of the disaster, he expressed regret that the police and the FA had not considered delaying the kick-off of the match; a move which could have averted the 96 deaths.

Career statistics

Club performance League Cup League Cup Continental Total
Season Club League Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Scotland League Scottish Cup Scottish League Cup Europe Total
1968–69 Celtic Division One 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
1969–70 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 4 0
1970–71 3 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 5 0
1971–72 31 17 4 1 8 5 7 0 50 23
1972–73 32 23 6 5 11 10 4 3 53 41
1973–74 33 18 6 1 10 3 7 2 56 24
1974–75 33 16 5 2 8 3 2 0 48 21
1975–76 Premier Division 35 24 1 1 10 4 5 3 51 32
1976–77 35 14 7 1 10 10 2 1 54 26
England League FA Cup League Cup Europe Total
1977–78 Liverpool First Division 42 20 1 1 9 6 9 4 61 31
1978–79 42 21 7 4 1 0 4 0 54 25
1979–80 42 16 8 2 7 4 2 0 59 22
1980–81 34 8 2 2 8 7 9 1 53 18
1981–82 42 13 2 2 10 5 6 2 60 22
1982–83 42 18 3 1 7 0 5 1 57 20
1983–84 33 7 0 0 8 2 9 3 50 12
1984–85 36 6 7 0 1 0 7 0 51 6
1985–86 21 3 6 1 2 1 - 29 5
1986–87 18 6 0 0 5 2 - 23 8
1987–88 2 0 0 0 0 0 - 2 0
1988–89 0 0 0 0 1 0 - 1 0
1989–90 1 0 0 0 0 0 - 1 0
Total Scotland 204 112 30 11 60 35 28 9 322 167
England 355 118 36 13 59 27 51 11 501 169
Career total 559 230 66 24 119 62 79 20 823 351

National team statistics

Scotland national team
Year Apps Goals
1971 2 0
1972 2 1
1973 9 1
1974 11 4
1975 10 2
1976 6 3
1977 10 7
1978 10 3
1979 9 1
1980 8 1
1981 4 1
1982 8 4
1983 4 0
1984 3 2
1985 3 0
1986 3 0
Total 102 30

International goals
Scores and results list Scotland's goal tally first.
Goal Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1 15 November 1972 Hampden Park, Glasgow Denmark 1–0 2–0 WCQG8
2 16 May 1973 Hampden Park, Glasgow Northern Ireland 1–2 1–2 BHC
3 27 March 1974 Waldstadion, Frankfurt West Germany 1–2 1–2 Friendly
4 14 May 1974 Hampden Park, Glasgow Wales 1–0 2–0 BHC
5 6 June 1974 Ullevaal Stadion, Oslo Norway 2–1 2–1 Friendly
6 30 October 1974 Hampden Park, Glasgow East Germany 3–0 3–0 Friendly
7 20 May 1975 Hampden Park, Glasgow Northern Ireland 2–0 3–0 BHC
8 29 October 1975 Hampden Park, Glasgow Denmark 1–1 3–1 ECQG4
9 8 May 1976 Hampden Park, Glasgow Northern Ireland 3–0 3–0 BHC
10 15 May 1976 Hampden Park, Glasgow England 2–1 2–1 BHC
11 8 September 1976 Hampden Park, Glasgow Finland 3–0 6–0 Friendly
12 27 April 1977 Hampden Park, Glasgow Sweden 2–1 3–1 Friendly
13 1 June 1977 Hampden Park, Glasgow Northern Ireland 1–0 3–0 BHC
14 1 June 1977 Hampden Park, Glasgow Northern Ireland 3–0 3–0 BHC
15 4 June 1977 Wembley Stadium, London England 2–0 2–1 BHC
16 15 June 1977 Estadio Nacional, Santiago Chile 1–0 4–2 Friendly
17 21 September 1977 Hampden Park, Glasgow Czechoslovakia 3–0 3–1 WCQG7
18 12 October 1977 Anfield, Liverpool Wales 2–0 2–0 WCQG7
19 11 June 1978 Estadio San Martin, Mendoza Netherlands 1–1 3–2 WCG4
20 25 October 1978 Hampden Park, Glasgow Norway 1–1 3–2 ECQG2
21 25 October 1978 Hampden Park, Glasgow Norway 2–2 3–2 ECQG2
22 7 June 1979 Ullevaal Stadion, Oslo Norway 2–0 4–0 ECQG2
23 26 March 1980 Hampden Park, Glasgow Portugal 1–0 4–1 ECQG2
24 25 February 1981 Ramat Gan Stadium, Ramat Gan Israel 1–0 1–0 WCQG8
25 23 March 1982 Hampden Park, Glasgow Netherlands 2–0 2–1 Friendly
26 15 June 1982 Estadio La Rosaleda, Málaga New Zealand 1–0 5–2 WCG6
27 15 December 1982 Heysel Stadion, Brussels Belgium 1–0 2–3 ECQG1
28 15 December 1982 Heysel Stadion, Brussels Belgium 2–1 2–3 ECQG1
29 12 September 1984 Hampden Park, Glasgow Yugoslavia 3–1 6–1 Friendly
30 14 November 1984 Hampden Park, Glasgow Spain 3–1 3–1 WCQG7

Playing honours

Scottish First Division (4)
1972, 1973, 1974, 1977
Scottish Cup (4)
1972, 1974, 1975, 1977
Scottish League Cup (1)

Football League First Division (6)
1979, 1980, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1986
FA Cup (1)
League Cup (4)
1981, 1982, 1983, 1984
Charity Shield (5)
1980, 1981, 1982, 1983 (Shared), 1986
European Cup (3)
1978, 1981, 1984
European Super Cup (1)
Managerial honours

Football League First Division (3)
1986, 1988, 1990
FA Cup (2)
1986, 1989
Charity Shield (4)
1986(Shared) 1988, 1989, 1990 (Shared)

Blackburn Rovers
FA Premier League (1)
Football League Second Division Play Off (1)

Scottish League Cup (1)
Winner: 2000

Awards and achievements

Scotland: 30 goals in 102 international caps (both national records)
PFA Player of the Year: 1983
FWA Footballer of the Year: 1979, 1983
Scottish Premier Division top goalscorer: 1975/76
Manager of the Year award: 1985/86, 1987/88, 1989/90, 1994/95
Inaugural Inductee to the English Football Hall of Fame: 2002
Member of the Scotland Football Hall of Fame
Member of the FIFA 100
Freedom of the City of Glasgow: 1986
1st in the Liverpool Football Club poll 100 Players Who Shook The Kop: 2006

Managerial statistics

Team Nat From To Record
G W D L Win %
Liverpool 30 May 1985 22 February 1991 297 180 76 41 60.61
Blackburn Rovers 12 October 1991 25 June 1995 195 102 46 47 52.31
Newcastle United 14 January 1997 27 August 1998 78 30 22 26 38.46
Celtic 10 February 2000 1 June 2000 18 10 4 4 55.56
Liverpool 8 January 2011 present 10 5 3 2 50.00
Total 598 327 151 120 54.68


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