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Thursday, August 27, 1998 Published at 09:40 GMT 10:40 UK


Sport: Football

The Kenny Dalglish file



1951 Born March 4, Dalmarnock, Glasgow.

1966 Played for Scotland schoolboys.

1967 Joined Celtic on provisional contract.

1968 Turned professional. Loaned by Celtic to Cumbernauld United.

1969 Made first-team debut for Celtic.

1971 Won first Scotland cap.

1977 Transferred to Liverpool for £400,000.

1979 Footballer of Year.

1983 Footballer of Year and Players' Player of Year.

1985 Appointed Liverpool player-manager.

1991 Announced shock resignation in February. Appointed Blackburn manager in October.

1992 Broke British transfer record in July by paying £3.3m to Southampton for Alan Shearer.

1994 Broke transfer record for second time by paying £5m to Norwich for Chris Sutton in July.

1995 Steered Blackburn to first championship for 81 years. Became Blackburn's director of football, with assistant Ray Harford taking over as manager.

1996 Left Blackburn by mutual consent. In December, appointed business development manager for Rangers chairman David Murray's company Carnegie Sports International.

1997 Succeeded Kevin Keegan as Newcastle manager, giving him the opportunity of becoming the first domestic manager in history to win the championship with three different clubs.

Signs Faustino Asprilla but eventually the Magpies have to concede the title to Manchester United.

Newcastle beat Barcelona in the Champions' League at St James' Park, but league form nosedives and they are taken to an FA Cup replay by non-league Stevenage.

Newcastle survive after being sucked into a relegation dog-fight, but Dalglish ends the season leading the Magpies out at Wembley for the FA Cup final, which they lose 2-0 to Arsenal.

1998 Dalglish's pre-season signings include French World Cup-winning striker Stefane Guivarc'h, Peruvian Nolberto Solano, and Greek international George Georgiadis.

But the team can only draw 0-0 at home to 10-man Charlton in the Premiership opener at St James' Park and are booed off the field. They follow up with a 1-1 draw against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge.

Dalglish honours

With Celtic

1972 League champions, Scottish Cup winners.

1973 League champions.

1974 League champions, Scottish Cup winners.

1975 Cup winners, League Cup winners.

1977 League champions, Cup winners.

Record 324 matches, 167 goals.

With Liverpool

1978 European Cup winners.

1979 League champions.

1980 League champions.

1981 European Cup winners, League Cup winners.

1982 League champions, League Cup winners.

1983 League champions, League Cup winners.

1984 League champions, European Cup winners, League Cup winners.

1986 (as player-manager) League champions, FA Cup winners.

Record 515 matches, 173 goals.

1988 (as manager) League champions.

1989 FA Cup winners.

1990 League champions.

With Blackburn

1992 Won promotion to top flight.

1994 Premiership runners-up.

1995 Premiership champions.

With Newcastle

1998 FA Cup runners-up.

International record

Scotland: 102 matches (national record), 30 goals (national record shared with Denis Law).



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