Sir Kenny Dalglish's net worth, age, stats, daughter, family, is he still alive?

Sir Kenny Dalglish's net worth, age, stats, daughter, family, is he still alive?

Kevin Omuya
updated at November 15, 2023 at 3:10 PM

Sir Kenny Dalglish's net worth was a testament to his multifaceted sports contributions. He is among the many players highly regarded by Liverpool fans, who call him King Kenny. His net worth spiked high after winning several trophies with Celtic and Liverpool, including the European Cup, European Super Cup, and Football League Super Cup.

Kenny Dalglish's net worth
Liverpool Manager Kenny Dalglish looks on before the FA Cup sponsored by E.ON 3rd round match between Manchester United and Liverpool at Old Trafford on January 9, 2011. Photo: Alex Livesey
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Dalglish's' financial success may be attributed to his time playing for Celtic and Liverpool. Having played as a forward, Dalglish was regarded as one of the best players of his generation. He was renowned primarily during his career at Liverpool. In this article, we will explore Kenny Dalglish’s net worth and all the facts about the legendary football player and manager.

Profile summary



Full name

Sir Kenny Dalglish


King Kenny


72 years old as of 2023

Date of birth

March 4, 1951

Place of birth

Dalmarnock, Glasglow




1.73m (5'8")


73kg (161lbs)

Eye colour


Hair colour



Former football player/manager





Net worth

$15 million

Social media

Instagram, X(Twitter)


Dalglish was born in Dalmarnock in the east end of Glasgow on March 4, 1951, and was brought up in Milton in the north of the city. He is 72 years of age at the time of writing.

Sir Kenny has been married to Marina since 26 November 1974. The couple have four children: Kelly, Paul, Lynsey and Lauren. His daughter Kelly is the eldest of four children in the family. She is a Scottish presenter working for Sky Sports, BBC Radio 5 Live, and ESPN. Her brother Paul also had a professional football career.

Sir Kenny Dalglish's net worth

Kenny Dalglish’s net worth is estimated at around $15 million. This is a vast haul, considering the generation he played for and his current age. In 1977, Liverpool paid $540,000 to secure his signature from Glasgow Celtic.

His net worth was estimated according to his accumulated wealth during his incredible football and managerial careers. A significant part of his earnings until now is due to the club salary, performance bonuses, and sponsorship deals he earned while playing for those football clubs.

Kenny Dalglish's career earnings

While he was the football coach for Liverpool football club, he earned around $9 million per season. His career earnings and net worth make him one of the wealthiest football managers in the world.

Career and stats

Kenny Dalglish Stats,
Liverpool's Kenny Dalglish during the F.A. Charity Shield at Wembley against Tottenham Hotspur on August 21, 1982, Liverpool. Photo: Bob Thomas
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During his career, he made 338 appearances for Celtic and 515 for Liverpool, playing as a forward, and earned a record 102 caps for the Scotland national team, scoring 30 goals, also a joint record. Dalglish won the Ballon d'Or Silver Award in 1983, the PFA Players' Player of the Year in 1983, and the FWA Footballer of the Year in 1979 and 1983.

Dalglish began his career with Celtic in 1971, winning four Scottish League championships, four Scottish Cups and one Scottish League Cup with the club. His years at Liverpool were among the club's most successful periods, as he won six English league championships, the FA Cup, four League Cups, five FA Charity Shields, three European Cups and one European Super Cup.

International career

In international football, Dalglish made 102 appearances and scored 30 goals for Scotland between 1971 and 1986. He became Scotland's most-capped player and joint-leading goal scorer (with Denis Law).

Coaching career

Kenny Dalglish Stats,
Manager Kenny Dalglish of Liverpool during the Carling Cup semi-final second leg between Liverpool and Manchester City at Anfield on January 25, 2012, in Liverpool, England. Photo: John Powell
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Dalglish became player-manager of Liverpool in 1985 after Joe Fagan resigned, winning three First Divisions, two FA Cups and four FA Charity Shields before leaving in 1991. Eight months later, Dalglish returned to football management with Blackburn Rovers, whom he led from the Second Division to win the Premier League in 1995.

In January 1997, Dalglish took over as manager at Newcastle United. Newcastle finished as runners-up in the Premier League during his first season, but they only finished 13th in 1997–98, which led to his dismissal the following season.

Dalglish was appointed Director of Football at Celtic in 1999 and later briefly manager. He won the Scottish League Cup in 2000 before an acrimonious departure. In January 2011, Dalglish returned to Liverpool for a spell as caretaker manager after the dismissal of Roy Hodgson, becoming the permanent manager in May 2011.

Despite winning the League Cup, the club's first trophy since 2006, earning them a place in the UEFA Europa League, and reaching the FA Cup Final, Liverpool only finished 8th in the Premier League, and Dalglish was dismissed in May 2012. In October 2013, Dalglish returned to Anfield as a non-executive director, and Anfield's Centenary Stand was renamed after him in May 2017.

Kenny Dalglish's squad number

Throughout his football career, Kenny Dalglish was popularly known for his jersey number 7 while he was at Liverpool. He wore the number 8 and 9 jerseys at Celtic during his nine seasons there. At Liverpool, he wore the number 6, 7, 12, and 14 jerseys throughout his career. He was synonymous with the number 8 jersey with the Scotland national team.


Dalglish's impact transcended club boundaries from various trophies with the clubs. He had a decorated career with several trophies and achievements. Here is a list of some of his significant accomplishments.

Kenny Dalglish Trophies,
Liverpool player-manager Kenny Dalglish and his wife Marina holding the trophy after victory in the FA Cup Final on May 11, 1986, in Liverpool, England. Photo: Paul Popper
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  • Scottish Division One/Premier Division: 1971–72, 1972–73, 1973–74, 1976–77
  • Scottish Cup: 1971–72, 1973–74, 1974–75, 1976–77
  • Scottish League Cup: 1974–75
  • Drybrough Cup: 1974–75
  • Glasgow Cup: 1974–75


  • Football League First Division: 1978–79, 1979–80, 1981–82, 1982–83, 1983–84, 1985–86
  • FA Cup: 1985–86
  • Football League Cup: 1980–81, 1981–82, 1982–83, 1983–84
  • FA Charity Shield: 1977 (shared), 1979, 1980, 1982, 1986
  • European Cup: 1977–78, 1980–81, 1983–84
  • European Super Cup: 1977
  • Football League Super Cup: 1986


  • British Home Championship: 1973–74, 1975–76, 1976–77


  • Scottish Premier Division Top-scorer: 1975–76 (24 goals)
  • Ballon d'Or runner-up: 1983
  • PFA Players' Player of the Year: 1982–83
  • FWA Footballer of the Year: 1978–79, 1982–83
  • English Football Hall of Fame (Player): 2002
  • Scottish Football Hall of Fame: 2004
  • FIFA 100: 2004
  • BBC Goal of the Season: 1982–83
  • Bleacher Report's 21st Best Footballer Of All Time: 2011
  • Scotland's Greatest International Footballer: 2020

As a manager;


  • Football League First Division: 1985–86, 1987–88, 1989–90
  • FA Cup: 1985–86, 1988–89; runner-up 2011-12
  • Football League Cup: 2011–12
  • Football League Super Cup: 1985–86
  • FA Charity Shield: 1986 (shared), 1988, 1989, 1990

Blackburn Rovers

  • Premier League: 1994–95
  • Football League Second Division play-offs: 1992


  • Scottish League Cup: 1999–2000


  • FWA Tribute Award: 1987
  • Premier League Manager of the Season: 1994–95
  • Premier League Manager of the Month: January 1994, November 1994


  • Member of the Order of the British Empire: 1985
  • Knight Bachelor: 2018

Frequently asked questions

Apart from Dalglish's net worth of $15 million, the millionaire's life is under constant scrutiny. These are the latest and most popular questions about him.

Is Sir Kenny Dalglish alive?

Kenny Dalglish is alive. He currently serves as a non-executive board member at Liverpool FC.

What happened to Kenny Dalglish?

Following the end of the season, Liverpool dismissed Dalglish on 16 May 2012. In October 2013, Dalglish returned to Liverpool as a non-executive director. On 13 October 2017, Anfield's Centenary Stand was officially renamed the Sir Kenny Dalglish Stand in recognition of his unique contribution to the club.

Final word

Beyond the football realm, Dalglish has been involved in various business ventures, endorsements, and ambassadorial roles. Sir Kenny Dalglish's net worth includes earnings from playing contracts, managerial positions, endorsement deals, and other experiences.

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Kevin Omuya is a Content Writer with 4 years of experience who joined Sports Brief in 2022. In 2019 he held a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism & Digital Media from KCA University.